What is the Council?
The European Council and the Council of the EU are two very closely linked institutions. They have similar names and share the same buildings and staff - the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC). However, they have very different roles and membership.
Council discusses prevention of violent radicalisation
Meeting on 30 May, ministers discussed the role of education and the youth sector in preventing violent radicalisation. They highlighted the need for a broad approach, which also supports inclusion and the development of resilience in the face of extremist messages. The Council adopted conclusions on:
- preventing and combating violent radicalisation of young people
- developing media literacy and critical thinking
This discussion is a follow up to the Paris declaration, adopted after the terrorist attacks of January 2015.