January 27-29th LiJOT representative Karolis Žemaitis was participating in the introductory meeting of New Members of the Council of Europe's Advisory Council on Youth in Strasbourg, France. In 2015 in European Youth Forum General Assembly Karolis as LiJOT representative was elected as one of the delegates who from this year start their two years long term in Council of Europe's Advisory Council on Youth representing interests of young people.
During the time of the meeting in Strasbourg the members of the 2016-2017 Advisory Council made themselves familiar with the principles, priorities, programmes and structures of the Council of Europe youth sector. They were introduced to the different institutions and structures within the Council of Europe relevant for their work. One of the parts of agenda was to develop communication and cooperation among the members of the Advisory Council and other actors involved in the statutory bodies of the Council of Europe. Finally newly elected members of Council of Europe's Advisory Council on Youth were able to explore the processes of youth policy in Europe, including in the European Union, and the role of the Europe Youth Forum and youth organisations within it.