The future of Europe is its young people: their ambitions, sensibilities and values are the major foundations on which European development will be built. This programme addresses two priorities. The first is finding ways of realising the creative resources of all young people to enable them to participate in the social, economic and cultural changes positively and constructively. The second is to engage with cultural diversity while maintaining cultural identity and social cohesion. The programme creates links among social workers, educators, cultural organisations, the media, and artists. We want to increase and share places where creative exploration and experimentation can be safely practised by the young. Art education and creation is an endangered species which they need desperately.