Chair, Advisory Council on Youth – Council of EuropeYouth – Council of Europe
As chair of the Council of Europe Joint Council on Youth Anja Olin Pape leads the committees work with policy development and educational efforts to strengthen youth policy, youth work and inclusive and peaceful societies in Europe. Her areas of expertise are topics concerning shrinking space for civil society, youth work and youth participation. The Joint Council on Youth consists of representatives of 50 states and 30 youth organisations. Anja represents the National Youth Council of Sweden, where she has worked with European Affairs and Eastern Partnership projects on the board and in the office. Professionally she has worked as a consultant on both national level and in a number of local municipalities focusing on the development of tools for young people’s possibility to take an active part in local and regional politics and democracy development, as well as human rights education and women’s rights issues. Anja Olin Pape is a graduate of the University of Gothenburg (European relations and affairs).