Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility Through The Youth Card within Council of Europe
Since 1991, EYCA has cooperated with the Council of Europe to deliver a work programme connected to the Partial Agreement (PA) on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card.
21 CoE Member States contribute to this Partial Ageement to develop more effective policy and practice responses to youth mobility. The Members States who have joined the PA are: Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.
The specific objectives for the Partial Agreement work programme for 2014-2015 are:
- Generate and mobilise knowldege about youth mobility in Europe
- Support Governments to offer better policy responses to youth mobility issues
- Engage a wide range of stakeholders to devise youth mobility-related policy including European institutions, governments, businesses, experts and young people
- Support youth card practice that contributes to better youth mobility solutions
Any member State of the Council of Europe and any State party to the European Cultural Convention may join the PA at any moment by making a declaration to this effect to the Secretary General. By joining the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility the Youth Card, Member States are supporting a tool that has high levels of credibility with young people and can connect young people to innovative practice for youth mobility and active citizenship in Europe.
Member States of the Partial Agreement can nominate members of the Board of Coordination of the Partial Agreement and, thus, take part in drafting, managing and implementing the programme and budget of the PA, as well as in monitoring the implementation of the Youth Card scheme in all the states concerned.
For more information, please see the documents below or contact the EYCA office.
EYCA Publications on Inclusive Youth Mobility
Better Mobility Opportunities for Young People with Disabilities or from Disadvantaged Backgrounds - Report of a European seminar held on 6-7 May 2014 in Vienna was the first event in the Partial Agreement work programme for 2014-2015. The seminar was hosted by EYCA member organisation, Jugendkarte GmbH, in Austria and organised in the framework of the Austrian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers that concluded on the 15th of May 2014, being part of the Austrian Government's official programme of events. This brief report summarises the inputs, discussions and recommendations from the seminar.
Contact in the Secretariat of the Council of Europe:
André-Jacques DODIN, Head of Intergovernmental co-operation and youth policy Division, Directorate of Youth and Sport