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Council Resolution on cooperation in the field of youth information and studies concerning youth

In its Resolution of 31 March 1995 on cooperation in the field of youth information and studies concerning youth (95/C 207/02), the Council underlined the importance of youth information and information on young people as factors encouraging mobility and European citizenship, ...
In its Resolution of 31 March 1995 on cooperation in the field of youth information and studies concerning youth (95/C 207/02), the Council underlined the importance of youth information and information on young people as factors encouraging mobility and European citizenship, as well as the need to set up concerted action in this field.

The Council welcomes the cooperation efforts made in the youth information field since 1988, which culminated on 26 June 1991 in the adoption by the Ministers for Youth meeting within the Council of the resolution on priority actions in the youth field. This enabled youth information and studies concerning youth to appear among the five actions listed in the framework of the 'Youth for Europe III' programme.

The Council agreed to step up cooperation in the following fields:

- The training of information workers, socio-educational youth workers and educators (professionals and volunteers) working in the youth information sector;
- The linking of youth information structures in the Member States;
- Regular studies on young people in the Member States of the European Union:

On the subject of training, the Council noted that young people need to be more familiar with the countries and institutions of the European Union in order fully to exercise their European citizenship and their right to mobility.

It called for the youth workers responsible for providing young people with information to receive training, in order to enable them to:

- Become better acquainted with the Member States and their practices in the field of youth information;
- Acquire a knowledge of Community programmes, in liaison with all the agencies responsible for administering programmes on the national level, and with the appropriate services at Community level.

On the subject of network links the Council noted the current trends in connection with the development of multi-media products and considers that the services producing, editing and circulating information are especially concerned by these new technologies.

Having regard to previous experience of cooperation between the Member States' information structures, the Council stressed the importance of stepping up the networking of these structures and of taking existing information structures into account. To this end, it noted that current technologies offer increased opportunities for cooperation. It acknowledges the importance of giving young people easier direct or indirect access to this type of network.

The Council called for action to promote cooperation via the networks in the collecting of data on mobility and exchanges (e.g. studies, employment, accommodation, leisure activities, transport, etc.). The aim is to allow the rapid exchange of targeted information, accessible in the languages of the Member States, the augmenting and updating of databases, and a better supply of high-quality information for young people.

The Council understands the importance of regular studies, surveys and statistics based on scientific methods to obtain a better understanding of young people's expectations and needs and the factors that affect their lives. Such studies, surveys and statistics should focus on a number of targeted areas taking into account the European dimension, including mobility.
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