The Enter! project was initiated by the youth sector of the Council of Europe in 2009 aiming at the development of youth policy and youth work responses to situations of exclusion, discrimination and violence affecting young people, particularly in multicultural disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The main concerns that the project responds to are the multi-dimensional social and economic imbalances which hinder young people in accessing social human rights. The methodology of the project includes support for youth work practices that enhance young people's participation and for youth policies that reflect the promotion of access to social rights.
Enter! combines different types of activities and youth interventions which, while rooted on the realities of young people and based on youth work practice and seeks to influence youth policies in Europe from the local to the European level.
The project includes several types of interventions:
- the elaboration and support to the implementation of a policy Recommendation by the Committee of Ministers to the members states of the Council of Europe on the access to social rights of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, CM/Rec(2015)3
- the production and dissemination of Enter Dignityland!, an educational game about social rights that can be played with young people
- large scale youth meetings to ensure young people's voices on their situation and aspirations regarding social rights are heard and included in youth policy orientations of the youth sector, in 2011 and 2015
- national level seminars to support the networking and promotion of innovative and coordinated ways of working on access to social rights
- research on youth work and youth policy aspects related to access to social rights for young people.