The Y-E-N’s long-term project for 2017 “TOG(AE)THER EUROPE: Living, Working and Shaping Europe together” is now over.
Financially supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, this one year project was in line with the strategic vision of the General Assembly organised in May 2016 that foresaw the year 2017 for Y-E-N as a turning point: after changing the perception of young people with fewer opportunities, we focused this year’s work on advocating and lobbying for the social inclusion and access to social rights of young people in Europe.
In the frame of this long-term project, 3 activities were organised:
“Living in Europe together: Our Challenge!”
in THESSALONIKI (Greece) from the 8th to the 12th of May 2017 – 5 working days
At a time where the European identity and its values are at stake with the rise of extremism, radicalisation and hate speech, the aim of this seminar was to encourage young people in redefining their identity as a young person living in Europe and their place in society.
“Working together for an inclusive Europe”
in TIMISOARA (Romania) from the 26th to the 30th of June 2017 – 5 working days
The promotion of mutual understanding and cultural awareness by working together in diversity was the motto of this activity which raised the capacity of our members and encouraged collaborations within the network.
“Shaping Europe together”
in STRASBOURG (France) from the 2nd to the 5th of October 2017 – 4 working days
This evaluation seminar tackled the lack of representation of young people in policy making at local, regional, national and even European level by providing them a space to meet and dialogue with policy-makers.
As part of Y-E-N’s strategic actions for 2017, a Study Session together with Youth Social Rights Network (YSRN) and in collaboration with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe will be organised:
“ADV-ENT-rue: Joint venture for ENTER advocacy”
in STRASBOURG (France) from 13th to 18th November 2017 – 6 working days