Education, Youth and Culture Council: extracts from the joint press conference (youth) by Bernard Laporte and Ján Figel'

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-059664   Duration: 10:31:00  Lieu:
End production: 20/11/2008   First transmission: 20/11/2008
The 'youth' session of the Education Youth and Culture Council of the 27 Ministers for Youth, presided over by Bernard Laporte, French Minister of State with responsibility for Sport, Youth and Voluntary Sector, adopted the draft resolution on the health and well-being of young people, and the draft recommendation on the mobility of young volunteers in Europe. The Council was preceded by an informal forum during which the ministers of the presidency trio (France, Czech Republic, Sweden) and the previous presidency (Slovenia), along with the Ján Figel', Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth, representatives of the General Secretariat of the Council and the European Parliament. They debated with the European Youth Forum, the platform of national youth councils and youth NGOs in Europe.

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10:28:48 Title 00:00:05
10:28:53 Arrival of Bernard Laporte, French Minister of State with responsibility for Sport, Youth and Voluntary Sector and President in office of the Council, and Ján Figel', Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth 00:00:05
10:28:59 SOUNDBITE (French) by Bernard Laporte, French Minister of State with responsibility for Sport, Youth and Voluntary Sector and President in office of the Council: It has been possible to adopt a resolution on health and well-being of the young people and also a recommendation on mobility for young volunteers; the French presidency has wanted one of its priorities to look at health and well-being of young people and that is why the adoption of this resolution is for us a real satisfaction; it encourages the Member States to deal with health of young people in a specific way, promote the exchange of good practices and develop options for cooperation; we have adopted a recommendation on mobility of young volunteers; this requests Member States to develop mobility for young volunteers in addition to existing programs. 00:00:48
10:29:47 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:29:52 SOUNDBITE (English) by Ján Figel', Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth: Volunteering is beneficial for young people to learn to get a chance to know Europe and the world; European voluntary service is growing in our youth and action program and we want to create space for more and better volunteering. 00:00:22
10:30:14 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:30:19 SOUNDBITE (English) by Ján Figel': For the first time in 50 years in EU, we have adopted a recommendation on volunteering of young people. 00:00:13
10:30:32 Cutaway 00:00:06
10:30:38 SOUNDBITE (English) by Ján Figel': We adopted this year European qualification framework; this is a space where people's knowledge and skills are not only promoted but also valued and accepted; this is good for all Europeans. 00:00:22
10:31:00 Cutaway 00:00:05
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