Due to the current developments of the Corona pandemic and the changes Hungary had just introduced about strict travel restrictions we have to cancel the study session You(th) empowered - the Solidarity Action Day as means for youth participation.

The event will be postponed to Spring 2021; due to the big interest, SAME wants to inform all the applied and interested participants that the application form is closed. People who have already applied will be taken in consideration for the postponed event.

 In the meantime, we will offer various online seminars. For more information, stay tuned on our website and social media channels.

The decision to cancel the  You(th) empowered - the Solidarity Action Day as means for youth participation is appropriate in view of the unclear situation and the challenges currently facing to comply with the precautionary measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.



The study session itself seeks to provide an in depth understanding of youth participation building on expert knowledge, principles and policies of the Council of Europe, one of the major political institutions framing youth policies in Europe.

From an organizational perspective, the study session contributes to keep and improve the quality of the Solidarity Action Day as a means for youth participation in a phase, in which SAME is undertaking a major effort to spread the concept all over Europe. That is why apart from representatives of SAME and its member organizations, candidates of other youth organizations/initiatives with a general interest in the concept of the Solidarity Action Day are encouraged to apply for this study session.

For you, the event offers a unique opportunity to take a step back and to reflect on the meaning of youth participation in your own volunteering context. You will be empowered to enhance the democratic and participatory elements of the Solidarity Action Day in your local community, your national Solidarity Action Day organization/initiative or within SAME. Furthermore, you will get an insight into the work of the Council of Europe.

The Council of Europe and SAME welcome applications from all candidates who fulfill the specific profile of the activities, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, color, religion, belief or sexual orientation.