Relations with Council of Europe
In the framework of the Council of Cultural co-operation between members states, the Council of Europe in 1963 set up an 'Experimental European Youth Centre' to hold seminars on topics of European importance and to provide training opportunities for young leaders. These initiatives add to those of the already existing 'Committee for Out-of-School Education'
both reporting to the Council of Europe's secretariat. These units establish relations with the non-governmental youth organisations and it is also due to their pressure that the 'European Youth Centre' in 1972 and the 'European Youth Foundation' in 1973 were created. The Council's youth policy has now two permanent and effective institutional bodies where the non-governmental youth organisations are involved by statutes.
Since CENYC was involved in the consultation process during the creation period of the Center and the Foundation and it took part in the institutional work of the Advisory committees, a rather complete collection of documents created by these bodies can be found in this series as well as the documents leading to its foundation.
The documents present in this subfonds are, with some exceptions, reports, meetings' minutes and working papers produced by the Council.