ERIC Number: ED389873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Recent Developments in the Youth Policy Field on the European Level. A Summary of the New Programmes' Content and Objectives. European Report. CEDEFOP Panorama. First Edition.
The Council of Europe's youth policy for the coming years encompasses the following: fostering of enterprise and participation among young people, promotion of youth mobility and exchange, training of youth leaders and the support of youth organizations, information, and research and documentation. It also urges cooperation with international intergovernmental organizations and the European Union (EU). The EU will promote five major actions outside the framework of education and training structures: intra-Community activities directly involving young people; training and cooperation of "social-educational instructors" and "youth workers"; cooperation between Member State Structures for Youth; exchanges with non-Community countries; and youth information and youth research. The proposed SOCRATES education program covers three main areas of action: higher education, school education, and horizontal activities in the areas of language learning, open and distance education and learning, and information. The LEONARDO da Vinci program on vocational training seeks to implement a European Community vocational training policy. The EU's Structural Funds will be allotted to Community initiatives that address school-to-work transitions, equal opportunities for women, handicapped and disadvantaged persons, employees' adaptation to industrial change, and urban areas. The Youth Forum, the lobbying body of EU youth organizations, aims to defend and promote the rights and interests of young people. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).