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CE: Removing barriers to young people’s access to rights

29 September 2016

Unhindered and full access of young people to rights is an essential element of a culture of human rights, democracy and rule of law. On 28 September 2016, the Committee of Ministers has adopted a new Recommendation for its member States to remove legal, political and social barriers to young people’s access to rights.

Barriers to accessing quality education, difficulties to secure stable and meaningful employment, insufficient capacity of social and health-care services to cater for the specific needs of young people, negative consequences of precarious life situations and a lack of opportunities for participation in the life of society are among key challenges facing young Europeans today.

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