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August is off to an ambitious start and it is time for us to roll our sleeves up again and get on with the the tasks at hand. Stay tuned for our newsletter, which will be released next week. We will deliver you the latest news on Model European Parliament Copenhagen, scheduled to take place from…

Youth on the Move

Youth on the Move is a project seminar for IUC ́s networks and staff. The seminar day will aim at setting up new directions for IUC but based on our long time experience with project activities in the field of youth work. The seminar will be linked to the European Week, which takes place from…

Youth on the move

Youth on the Move is a project seminar for IUC ́s networks and staff with the following main elements:

  • Best practise examples on how to debate Europe (e.g.Waves projects, MEP, gamelab, MUN, seminars in Stockholm and Vienna, European Week )
  • Food for thought from external actors/guests (e.g. Hotel Proforma, Spotter.one, MM – think tank, European Movement, Our Europe)
  • Workshops on how to combine experiences gained – with new methods/ideas to debate and set scenarios for IUC ́s activities in the future. Keywords: Challenges, Actions, Visions

No Hate Speech Movement

A youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online, to reduce the levels of acceptance of hate speech and to develop online youth participation and citizenship, including in Internet governance processes. The working methods are awareness raising, advocacy, and it also seeks for creative solutions. It is a project for action and…

Schengen is dead? Long live Schengen

Jacques Delors, Antonio Vitorino, Yves Bertoncini and the participants of our 2015 European Steering Committee call on the heads of state and government to both safeguard and strengthen Schengen in the face of international crises (terrorist attacks and the massive influx of asylum-seekers), in a declaration untitled “Schengen is dead? Long live Schengen!” which has already been published in several European media. 


World Forum for Democracy which took place in Strasbourg in November has provided preliminary conclusions. The insights gathered during the World Forum meetings inform the work of the Council of Europe and its numerous partners in the field of democracy and democratic governance.

BDF Summit 2015: Challenges and Game Changers

The discussions in the session “The Baltic Sea Region: Challenges and Game Changers” was based around a paper by Tobias Etzold and Christian Opitz, Stiftung Wissenshaft und Politik. The paper suggests that a meaningful cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region involving Russia is still possible and recommends a step-by-step approach as a possible way forward.