Partners

We have developed partnerships at European level with the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the European Youth Forum.
  
Council of EuropeThe Europe Region WAGGGS has consultative status with the Council of Europe and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Youth and Sport Directorate. This means that WAGGGS is in ensuring that the work of the Council of Europe in the field of youth is meeting the needs of young people living in Europe today. WAGGGS is also supported by the European Youth Foundation.
 
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The European Commission recognises the contribution that WAGGGS in Europe makes to the active participation of young people in society and supports our work through the Youth in Action Programme.
WAGGGS has contributed to a number of initiatives at European level including the Youth Health Initiative organized by DG SANCO (responsible for health and Consumer Protection), the EU Forum on the Rights of the Child organized by DG Justice, Liberty and Security and the development of European youth policies by the Youth Unit of DG Education and Culture.  
 
European Youth ForumWe are active in the European Youth Forum (a European platform representing national youth councils and international non-governmental youth organizations) representing the interests of young people throughout Europe. Members of the Advocacy Group represent WAGGGS on the Bureau and working groups of the Youth Forum, and we contribute to the development of its policies and the implementation of its plans.
WAGGGS is a member of the European Year of Volunteering Alliance, a network of 22 civil society networks at European level contributing to the preparations for the European Year of Volunteering in 2011.

Social PlatformSince April 2009 the Europe Region Wagggs is a full member of the Platform of European So cial NGOs (Social Platform). The Social Platform is the alliance of representative European federations and networks of non-governmental organisations active in the social sector. Is the largest civil society alliance fighting for social justice and participatory democracy in Europe . Consisting of 40 pan-European networks of NGOs, Social Platform campaigns to ensure that EU policies are developed in partnership with the people they affect, respecting fundamental rights, promoting solidarity and improving lives.

The members of the Social Platform insist that NGOs have a key role to play in promoting an equal society based on the protection and advancement of human rights and the participation of all. NGOs must become legitimate partners in the public debate on the orientation of European society. It is with this in mind that the Social Platform seeks to develop and strengthen a civil dialogue between European NGOs and the institutions of the European Union.

We are new members of the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), the largest alliance of women’s non-governmental organizations in the European Union. The EWL works to advance equality between women and men as well as to ensure the mainstreaming and monitoring of a gender equality perspective in all areas of European Union policy.

WOSMWe also work on issues of common interest with the WOSM - European Region, representing the interests of our members and aiming to influence and contribute to the issues affecting young people living in Europe today.