During the European Youth Forum’s Council of Members IGLYO was elected to the Advisory Council on Youth for the mandate 2014-2015. In the election to AC IGLYO received broad support from both the National Youth Councils and International Youth NGO pillars in YFJ. As the only LGBTQ and specifically human rights organisation elected, IGLYO will play an important part in making sure that human rights and the well-being of marginalized groups stay on the Council of Europe Youth Department agenda.
The AC is made up of 30 representatives from youth NGOs and networks who provide opinions and input on all youth sector activities. It also ensures that young people are involved in other activities of the Council of Europe and is a part of the co-management in the Youth Department of the CoE. Young people, together with the representatives of the governments of the member states of the Council of Europe, take the important decisions on the functioning of the Youth Department.
To find out more about the Advisory Council on Youth click here.