Creating safer and braver spaces - study session

in cooperation with ENIL Youth Network and CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe
European Youth Centre Strasbourg, France

When?10 -16 June 2024
The study session will take place in Strasbourg, France from the 10-16 June.
This includes 6 full days of programmes (10-16 June 2024) and 2 travel days.
Arrival date:09 June 2024
Departure dare:17 June 2024
Where?European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France
Who?35 participants
Theme:Creating Safe(r) and Brave(r) Spaces
Fee:50€ (includes accommodation, food, programme, travel &
visa costs)
Deadline:20 March 2024 23:59 CET (Central European Time Zone)

Main Goals of the study session:

The aim is to empower young people to create safe(r), brave(r) and inclusive societies where intersectional experiences are lived and valued through multi-faceted respect for diversity. Furthermore, it will encourage participants from different backgrounds and diverse personal experiences to support underrepresented communities in claiming, exercising, and defending their rights through active participation.

Specific objectives are:

  1. RAISING AWARENESS & KNOWLEDGE: To increase participants’ awareness and knowledge about the concepts of antisemitism, islamophobia, ableism and other forms of discrimination, including the work of the Council of Europe in these fields.
  2. APPLYING TOOLS: To familiarise participants with different tools and instruments to fight all forms of discrimination through human rights education and advocacy.
  3. COLLABORATIONS: To enhance cooperation and leadership between young people from different cultural backgrounds and countries.
  4. BECOMING CHANGE AGENTS AND MULTIPLIERS: To encourage participants to act as multipliers by sharing knowledge and skills with their peers and local communities to promote inclusive activities.

We will create a safe(r) space to explore these concepts and discuss what they mean in practice. After exploring the concepts, participants will apply them through collaborative activities.

Participant profile:

  • We are looking for motivated participants, age 18-35 who have experience or an interest in the areas of social inclusion, human rights and intersectionality
  • Participants should be willing to share what they have learned in their local groups or communities following the study session.
  • The study session will be entirely in English, and speechtotext service or ISL will be available if needed.
  • You should be from one of the Member States of the Council of Europe or signatory parties to the European Cultural Convention. You find more information on the website, here. Please be aware the Council of Europe is not the same as the European Union. If you come from a country not included here and want to participate, please write us an email to email address.

Participants will be selected based on their application form and the selection team will ensure there is a gender, geographical and organizational balance. The specific needs of a participant are not part of the selection criteria. Therefore, we encourage you to be open about your access needs for the study session so we can best accommodate every person and ensure the right support structures are in place from as early as possible.

Interested participants should apply by completing the application form by the 20 March 2024 23:59 CET CET (Central European Time Zone). 

You can find the application form:

If you require assistance in completing the form or need an alternative format, please email us at email address. Participants will be informed if their application is successful or not by the 25 March 2024 at latest. 

Contact us

If you have any questions or if you need more information, please look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document or contact the Study Session Team at email address. We look forward to receiving your application!