European Youth Policy Institutional Structure. Origin and Development
A. Sokolov, MA in International Affairs, Chairman of the National Youth Council of Russia
The article explores the history of the youth policy institutionalisation in Europe, analyses functions and responsibilities of main European institutions in charge of youth policy development, overviews the evolution and gradual intensification of their role in the process of youth policy development both across Europe and beyond. Author focuses on guidelines and legal and normative base for the youth policy development in Europe, as well as the instruments for its successful provision and further development, elaborated and widely employed by the Council of Europe and European Commission.