EDERED as an organization was founded in 1985. The first Children's Encounter however took place in 1982; the first Youth Encounter was held in 1987. The idea grow out of an initiative put forward by the Council of Europe in a seminar hosted by Sweden in Eskilstuna in 1979 under the title, "Children and Culture in Contemporary Europe".
Notes to EDERED members/encounter organisers – EDERED Handbook
This Handbook is compiled from various reports, evaluations and mainly from experience. It is for guideline purposes. Organizers include the EDERED Logo, their own Logo and all data relevant to their particular Encounter.