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#YouthRights

In Europe and the world today, young people are still facing challenges and barriers to accessing their rights.

As young people are moving between two stages of life – childhood and adulthood – they can be particularly vulnerable to discrimination in various forms. They often encounter difficulties in accessing education, quality employment, social protection and full access to civil and political rights, limiting their potential. Although existing human rights frameworks are universal, there still remains a need for specific protection to tackle discrimination against young people and to ensure their rights are fully recognised and protected.

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Romanian Youth Council promotes recommendations ahead of Romania’s Human Rights review

15. 12. 2017
The European Youth Forum and the Romanian Youth Council (CTR) were in Geneva from 12th to 14th December to promote recommendations focusing on youth, ahead of Romania’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is a process of the United Nations Human Rights Council that takes place every five years for each Member State, and whereby all other Member States can put forward recommendations.
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Resolution on key issues concerning European youth, especially marginalised youth

Europe has been struggling with several key issues in recent years, including the increased displacement of people, the rise of xenophobia and intolerance in society as well as a lack of possibilities and motivation of youth to participate. In the current uncertain political and social context that affects young people, they can be powerful catalysts for positive change and contributors of innovative solutions to Europe’s problems.
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Motion in support of the European Citizens’ Initiative: Minority SafePack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe

A broad alliance of minority organisations across Europe initiated the “Minority SafePack Initiative – one million signatures for diversity in Europe”, including our member, Youth of European Nationalities. This citizens’ initiative is currently gathering support across Europe for minority rights and the promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity.