Questionnaire to organisations involved in the youth sector

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has tasked the Steering Committee on Anti-Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion - CDADI ( to “carry out a study and identify good practices in member States on the active political participation of national minority youth, as a means to further protect persons belonging to national minorities and cultural diversity and promote interaction between all members of society”. Against this background, the aim of the present questionnaire is to take stock of the situation, identify trends and good practices as well as obstacles and challenges concerning the active political participation of youth belonging to national minorities.

Active political participation of youth belonging to national minorities does not only cover the right to regular and fair elections, the right to vote, and the right to stand for public office without discrimination. For the purpose of the study, it is understood that ‘active political participation’ relies on the principle that everyone should have the right, the opportunity, the space, the means, and where necessary the support to participate in and influence decisions taken on national, regional and local levels.

With regard to the terms “youth” and “national minorities”, you are invited to refer to the meaning of the terms in your national legal framework, or – if such terms are not defined in your national legal framework, to refer to the terms most commonly used in your national context. It is also understood that, for the purpose of this questionnaire, the characterisation of “participation” as ‘political’ refers to any instance of participation linked to a decision related to public life and taken at any level by any institution, including within self-governance structures.

By completing this questionnaire, you agree in principle to the publication of your contribution by the Council of Europe. In any case, your contribution will be accessible to CD-ADI members.

This questionnaire is open to all organisations involved in the youth sector, whether they are youth organisations, minority organisations with a youth branch, or minority organisations with a number of young members. It must be answered in English or French.

For any further questions, please contact the Secretariat at
NB: The survey is best answered from a desktop PC or laptop and not a tablet or cell phone.
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DEADLINE: 29th January 2021

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* 1. Name of your Organisation

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* 2. Website of your Organisation

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* 3. Contact email for your Organisation

Please provide the contact email address of your organisation. We may use this to contact your organisation to follow up on the information provided

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* 4. Number of Members in your Organisation

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* 5. Council of Europe Member State(s) where your Organisation is established.

If your organisation is established in more than one member state, please select all that apply.

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* 6. What are the main goals of the organisation?

Please describe its main goals in brief and indicate also whether your organisation is a youth organisation or not, and whether its membership is based primarily on affiliation with a particular national minority or not.

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