This website provides you with detailled information on the European Conference "European Youth in Action for Diversity and Tolerance" held on November 6th - 9th 2005 in Berlin, organised by the European Commission and the Federal Ministry for Familiy Affairs, Senior Citizen, Women and Youth.
At the initiative of the European Commission young people had the chance to make their voice heard in Europe by taking part in the online consultation: "Young people in Europe: promoting active citizenship and implementing the European Youth Pact".
From 5-11 December 2005 the European Youth Week 2005 took place. This Week, which was organised for the second time, the first one being held in 2003, puts young people at the centre of attention and aims at promoting the YOUTH Programme.
On 16 November 2005 the representatives of the National Authorities from 31 countries met for the meeting of the "Committee of the YOUTH Programme" in Brussels. The Programme Committee is assisting the European Commission in the management of the programme, especially adopting arrangements for the implementation of the Programme and the annual work plan.
On 15 November 2005 the EU Youth Ministers met in Brussels. At this
occasion German State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Familiy Affairs,
Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Mr Ruhenstroth-Bauer, and EU Commissioner
responsible for youth, Mr Figel, informed the Ministers about the
Berlin-conference "Youth in Action for Diversity and Tolerance"
(06.-09.11.2005) and its results, the Declaration and the Action Plan.
A written information of the German Delegation was distributed at the
meeting of the Ministers.
Here you find all information regarding the follow-up of the conference, the implementation and feedback on the action plans.
Wednesday noon the European Youth Conference adopted a final declaration and the action plan. In the afternoon it was handed over to European politicians and representatives of European institutions. The document has been discussed over the past two days and reflects the results of the working groups and the overall conference process.
On Monday afternoon the participants of the Youth Conference split up in ten working groups and continued according to new topics on tuesday all day. The goal of the working groups is to exchange experience with anti-discrimination and anti-racism work and education. The Participants started extensive networking and worked out the elements for a political declaration and an action plan.
The official opening of the European Youth Conference took place today in Centrum Judaicum in Berlin. Peter Ruhenstroth-Bauer, Permanent State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and Pierre Mairesse, Acting Director for Youth, Sports and Relations with the Citizens, European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, welcomed the 180 guests and participants.
At 5 pm today the European Youth Conference "European Youth in Action for Diversity and Tolerance" has been opened. Dr. Sven-Olaf Obst, (German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens and Youth, Head of the Division "Prevention of Delinquency, Right-wing Extremism and Xenophobia") and Karin Lopatta-Loibl (European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, Youth Policy Unit) welcomed more than 180 participants from 41 countries from all over Europe.