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Activity Details (ID# 26501)  

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Title Sub-regional seminar on youth policies and African Youth Charter  
Description The Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, framework created by the 2nd EU-Africa Heads of States Summit and the Africa-Europe Youth Summit, recognise youth as a key actor in development in Africa and Europe. The strengthening of youth organisations and youth movements are critical for development in general and in particular in developing youth policies that will allow for sustainable cooperation among African and European youth.

In that line, this programme is being implemented in partnership with key governmental and non- governmental actors in Africa (particularly the Pan African Youth Union) and in Europe (particularly the European Youth Forum) in order to secure a sustainable process for cooperation which will provide important support of various (youth) structures, quality reassurance and funding for Africa-Europe youth work.

As a follow up of the Africa-Europe Youth Summit and answering to the priorities of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, this programme will:
- Promote the empowerment of Europe's and Africa's youth
- Strengthen young people’s capacity to disseminate information and to get involved in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Joint Strategy
- Facilitate moments of encounter and exchange between young Africans and Europeans
- mapping the existing African youth networks .
This programme has a longer term perspective that has already started and goes over the year of 2009.

Two Sub-regional seminars on youth policies and African Youth Charter. In 2009 the North-South Centre will organise two out of the five foreseen regional Seminars to be held in each of the five sub-regions of Africa. These activities will respond to the need of increasing training opportunities and capacity building in the field of youth policies and of regional integration, raised as a priority in the various regional consultations the lead to the Africa Europe Youth Summit .

The main objectives are to gather state actors and youth organisations to reflect the development of national and local youth policies; to promote the African Youth Charter, its ratification and implementation; to strength the capacity of state and non-state actors to develop integrated youth policies using co-management principles; to strength regional integration of the youth organisations and networks in the five building blocks of the African Union.

The second of these 5 Subregional Seminars will take place either in the Southern Africa Region or on the East Africa Region in the last Trimester 2009 
Status Completed 
Date 01/11/2009 - 02/11/2009 
Location Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, Others
Countries Others: Cape Verde / Others
Contributors Others - Hosting
  Joint Programme Activity - NS Centre - GlobEduc
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP NS Centre - GlobEduc - Joint Management Agreement for global/development education and raising public awareness in Europe and beyond    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2009/DG4/JP/2404   Strengthening global education policies in the new EU member states
Expected Result 1.5 - To provide inter-regional and global training - prioritising young people, women and marginalised/vulnerable groups.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
Chapter I – Other
Line of Action ⇒ VII.1 – Other Activities
Programme ☆ VII.1.2  Partial Agreement Activities

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (North South Centre - Lisbon)
CoE Contact ANDRADE, Marcos   email
Partners Pan African Youth Union - International NGO
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://www.nscentre.org  
Last Modified 24/02/2010 

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