Council of Europe
The Council of Europe (CoE) is one of Europe's oldest political institutions, consisting of forty six member states.
The aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common heritage and facilitating their economic and social progress.
Youth and the problems young people are facing today continue to be important issues for the CoE. In 2005, the CoE launched the “All Equal, All Different” campaign, which sought to encourage greater diversity and inclusion among young people. The primary method to achieve this is through active, positive participation by young people.
The Campaign has three principal areas:
- Youth Promoting Dialogue, no respect for diversity without dialogue;
- Youth Promoting Participatory Democracy, no sustainability of those actions without thorough cooperation at all levels;
- Youth Celebrating Diversity, no promotion of diversity without a genuine cultural dimension.
“All Equal, All Different” is currently being carried out on the local, national and European levels. It was launched on the Scout level in 2006 at Roverway.