Lavon Marozau for the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe!

Lavon Marozau for the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe!

Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) is the non-governmental partner in the co-management structure which establishes the standards and work priorities of the Council of Europe’s youth sector and makes recommendations for future priorities, programmes and budgets.

It is made up of 30 representatives from youth NGOs and networks in Europe and its main task is to advise the Committee of Ministers on all questions relating to youth. Specifically, the Advisory Council helps to ensure youth policies are mainstreamed into the Council of Europe’s programme of activities by providing opinions and proposals to all of the Organisation’s bodies. It also ensures that young people are involved in other activities of the Council of Europe and promotes the policies beyond the Organisation.

The Advisory Council on Youth promotes the co-management system in decision-making processes at all levels as a good practice for youth participation, democracy and inclusion, whilst preparing and encouraging young generations to take responsibility to build their desired society.

In practice, the tasks of the Advisory Council on Youth are to:

  • contribute to the effective mainstreaming of youth policies in the Council of Europe programme of activities by formulating opinions and proposals on general or specific questions concerning youth in the Council of Europe; where appropriate, address these opinions and proposals to the Committee of Ministers or other bodies of the Council of Europe. The Advisory Council on Youth may also be invited by the Committee of Ministers to formulate opinions on general or specific questions concerning youth policy;
  • formulate opinions and proposals concerning the priorities, expected results and budget for the youth sector;
  • promote the Council of Europe’s youth policies within the Organisation and beyond;
  • designate, for two years, the CCJ members who shall be invited to represent it in the Programming Committee on Youth (CPJ), the co-management body in charge of establishing the programme of activities of the youth sector.

Lavon Marozau for the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe!

Lavon Marozau, International Secretary of the Belarusian National Youth Council RADA

«I was the author of the first Belarussian UN Universal Periodic Review on the youth rights, worked for several years as a lecturer on international law and human rights in Vietnam, Georgia, Lebanon and several European countries.  I am also, for the second time, a member of the Expert Group on Youth Rights of YFJ.

There will be a historic moment in April this year for me, for belarusian youth and of course for all you — for the first time one of free belarusians will running to the Advisory Council on Youth. 

RADA and I have been going through a lot in the last few years: we were arrested, we had to leave our country, our organization was deprived of registration, for the last 15 years our government practically did not speak with us, but our whole team and I do our best to live in a free, democratic and european Belarus!

As you already know, the Youth Sector Strategy 2030 aims to develop democracy in our countries, ensure youth rights, promote peaceful and inclusive societies and consolidate youth work in our changing world.

Last year RADA won the Youth Rights Awards because me and the whole team made a huge effort to defend the rights of young people in Belarus. Now I personally guarantee that I will do my best in Advisory Council on Youth too.

I think this is a huge challenge for me and for all belarusian youth. I am sure that the next mandate can be historical, and we will all be able to say — every voice can be heard, today it is belarusian”. 

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