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Review 2021 of the CM/Rec(2016)/7 on young people’s access to rights

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe is carrying out the first review of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)7 on young people’s access to rights.

We would like to kindly ask you for cooperation in gathering insights on young people’s access to rights in your country. Please share below the experiences of your institution/ organization with the implementation or promotion of the CM/Rec(2016)7. 

When responding, please have in mind the activities related to young people’s access to rights, the policies and programmes, as well as, the process of their development, implementation, promotion and evaluation. The review is focusing on the following dispositions of the recommendation:

  • Article I.1: Addressing discriminatory practices faced by many young people on the grounds explicitly outlined in Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights or any other form identified in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Article I.2: Removing legal, administrative and practical obstacles to the right of young people to assemble peacefully and to freely form, join and be active in associations and trade unions.

All responses will be analysed and presented without mentioning the specific country, organisation or institution, unless you request/authorize us to do so. If you need further information concerning this review, please contact Stefan Manevski at

The survey is available at until 15 July 2021. 

Thank you in advance for your efforts and collaboration.

Questions marked with * are required.

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Dissemination and usage of the recommendation / First, some general questions on the use of Recommendation CM/Rec (2016)7 in your country.

If you would like to share an example of a good practice, please provide us with contact details of a person from youth organisations/institution who could give us more information.

Addressing discriminatory practices faced by young people / Next two questions refer to young people’s freedom of discrimination in your country.

In which of the following situations young people are limited to have full access to their rights because of their age in your country?

(Removal of) Obstacles to the right of young people to assemble and freely form and join associations and trade unions / Next questions refer to how the government recognizes and supports youth organisations, youth councils and other youth initiatives or structures.

Thank you!