What is the CJE?
What we are
We have a commitment: to participate in the design of policies that directly or indirectly affect young people in order to improve the quality of life of young people and respond to their problems, concerns and aspirations.
The Youth Council of Spain (CJE) is a platform of more than 60 youth organizations, created by law in 1983 and formed by the Youth Councils of the Autonomous Communities and statewide youth organizations. We promote the participation of youth in the political, social, economic and cultural development of our State in a global environment, as stated in Article 48 of the Spanish Constitution.
Our values are:
Our representative, critical and vindictive work has consolidated the CJE as a valid interlocutor of the interests of young people and at the same time has allowed us to conquer spaces of action in which young people have ceased to be mere spectators to become protagonists.
Spanish Youth Council
- Raul AlmarchaManager
- Silvia CarreñoPolitical Advocacy
- Paula del PinoIncident technician
- Ruben DiazResearch
- Antonio MartinezCommunication
- Shakti AlonsoTraining and projects
- Jorge MoralDialogue with Youth
- Coral CespedesAdministration and services
- Marc ColladoAccounting
- Silvia AvilaAdministrative Assistant
What do we stand for?
The Youth Councils are participatory bodies whose main purpose is to channel the voice of youth in a free and effective manner.
We actively work to strengthen the vision of youth as a youth collective, that is, as a demographic group with particular and common problems, which makes it necessary for them to make collective demands to improve their situation.
We also collaborate with organizations and young people to train them and provide them with tools that allow them a full capacity to participate on the part of youth. The only way that there can be a participation in a correct and effective way, is that the youth have the capacity to be able to participate in the debates in a full way, therefore one of our objectives is the training of the organizations that conform us, but also of the youth as a collective.
What do we think?
The Spanish Youth Council's mission is to improve the living conditions of young people and to this end it develops different actions to influence public policies and the proposals of organizations and institutions. But to build these proposals, the Council does so through processes of dialogue and debate that crystallize in its political positions. In this sense, the CJE has different ways of expressing its proposals:
Dialogue with Youth
Dialogue with Youth is a European Union initiative that promotes the participation of youth in political, social, economic and cultural development at all territorial levels, from local to European; and encourages debate between young people and decision-makers for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies that have an impact on youth.
The program has groups of young volunteers in each autonomous community (called Embassies) that implement different types of consultative activities with the objective of extracting information about the opinion of youth on the themes of each cycle, based on the European Youth Goals.
The EU Dialogue with Youth is coordinated by the Spanish Youth Council in collaboration with INJUVE, and co-financed by the European Union's Erasmus+ program.