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Promoting young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity

This resolution invites the Commission and the Member States to promote young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity with the aim of giving the EU a competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy.

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Resolution of the Council and of the representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council of 28 June 2001 on promoting young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity: from exclusion to empowerment [Official Journal C 196 of 12 July 2001].

SUMMARY

Involvement of the Commission and the Member States

This resolution invites the Commission:

  • to associate young people in the preparation of Community cooperation policy geared to youth, education and training;
  • to ensure that the "youth" dimension is taken into account in Community activities;
  • to take stock of the experience gained from the Youth programme;
  • to take the "youth" dimension into account in devising new strategies for lifelong learning.

This resolution invites the Member States:

  • to encourage young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity in all fields;
  • to provide young people with better information about the opportunities and support available;
  • to promote pupil participation, initiative and creativity for active citizenship;
  • to promote student participation in higher education, in vocational training and in research;
  • to take note of young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity in devising innovative methods of teaching and learning;
  • to integrate young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity into practical employment-oriented measures;
  • to promote the sharing of good practice.

This resolution invites the Commission and Member States:

  • to integrate young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity in combating social exclusion;
  • to encourage young people's initiative and creativity in combating racism, xenophobia and intolerance;
  • to promote dissemination of best practice;
  • to encourage young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity as a driving force for employment policy;
  • to take stock of the experience gained from the Socrates and Leonardo programmes in order to make the most of young people's initiative and creativity;
  • to promote research and sharing of experience;
  • to develop young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity through non-formal learning;
  • to promote cooperation between the Member States, the Commission and international organisations;
  • to clarify how young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity are put to use as a resource;
  • to educate young people as critical consumers and practitioners in sectors such as music, film and other creative industries.

Context

Many Community initiatives have been launched to encourage young people's initiative, enterprise and creativity, most of them stemming from education and training policy (e.g. the Youth and Youth for Europe programmes, the resolution on the social inclusion of young people, the resolution on youth participation, the memorandum on lifelong learning) and employment policy (e.g. the multiannual programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship, and the guidelines for employment).

RELATED ACTS

Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social committee and the Committee of the Regions - Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme : Fostering entrepreneurial mindsets through education and learning

Council Decision 2001/63/ECof 19 January 2001 on guidelines for Member States' employment policies for the year 2001 [Official Journal L 022 of 24.01.2001].

Council Decision 2000/819/EC of 20 December 2000 on a multiannual programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship, and in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (2001-2005) [Official Journal L 333 of 29.12.2000].

Last updated: 26.06.2007

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