Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Youth


These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Education training youth sport > Youth


Youth-focused actions contribute towards the education, training, mobility, vocational and social integration, as well as the development of active citizenship of young people within the European Union (EU). The European Youth Pact (2005) provides support to meet all these challenges. As part of the strategy for employment and social inclusion, the “Youth in Action” programme supports cooperation between the different actors involved in the youth field, encourages exchanges between young people and enables them to participate in voluntary activities in order to develop active citizenship.


  • European Youth Pact
  • Youth on the Move
  • A renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-18)
  • Youth employment: opportunities
  • EU Youth Strategy
  • Health and well-being of young people
  • Youth mobility
  • Mobility of young volunteers
  • Participation of young people with fewer opportunities
  • Promoting young people’s full participation in education, employment and society
  • Recognition of non-formal and informal learning (in the field of youth)
  • European Year of Voluntary Activities Promoting Active Citizenship (2011)
  • Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • Green Paper on the learning mobility of young people


  • White Paper on Youth

White Paper follow up

  • European policies concerning youth participation and information
  • Common objectives for voluntary activities
  • Common objectives for a better understanding and knowledge of youth
  • Common objectives for participation by and information for young people
  • Framework of European cooperation in the youth field

Preparatory documents for the White Paper

  • Mobility for students, persons undergoing training, young volunteers, teachers and trainers
  • Promoting young people’s initiative, enterprise and creativity
  • Social inclusion of young people


  • Youth in Action (2007-13)
  • Youth action programme 2000-2006
  • Programme to promote non-governmental organisations active in the youth field (2004 – 2006)

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