General Assembly 2019

We held our General Assembly on the 10th of August 2019! The member organisations, board and office of Youth Express Network gathered in Berlin to talk about the past and future of the organisation.

There were in total 23 people attending the meeting, among which 16 represented member organisations.

2018: Youth, Art and Social Inclusion

The agenda of the meeting started by a presentation of all of the activities organised or attended by the Network last year. At the end of this presentation, the General Assembly approved the annual activity report for the year 2018. You can find this report here bellow!

Finances and statutes

Among the main point of the agenda was the usual review and voting of the financial report of 2018, and provisionnal budget for the year 2019. This General Assembly also was presented with suggestions for an updated version of the statutes of Youth Express Network. They voted and approved these new statutes.

Planning the future

The Board explained the future participation of Youth Express Network to the EU Youth Dialogue, and planned with each member meetings that will help evaluating their needs and expectations in order to set our next Vision, a strategic document setting Youth Express Network’s directions and objectives for the next years to come!

Member and Board Elections!

We welcomed one new member organisation from the Netherlands: Be Innovated.

Be Innovated supports schools with a range of lessons aiming at inspiring, motivating and connecting young people, stimulating their independence, critical thinking and sociability.

Like every year, the General Assembly also elected the Board Members. 4 people obtained the required numbers of vote and joined the 3 board members still in mandate to form a new board. Here is the new board’s composition:

  • Ramiz ALIYEV – Common Sense Youth Organisation (Azerbaïjan) – President
  • Sirarpi MANYAN – Federation of Youth Clubs Armenia – Vice-President
  • Olya KHVASEVICH – New Faces (Belarus) – Treasurer (newly elected)
  • Fatma ÇIMEN  – Youth for Understanding Turkey – Secretary (newly elected)
  • Nino TSULAIA – Institute for Democratic Changes (Georgia) – Board Member
  • Andrea PANTARELLI – Affafulazione (Italy) – Board Member (newly elected)
  • Adina HALILOVIC – PRONI Center for youth development (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Board Member (newly elected)

2018 General Assembly

Yesterday was our General Assembly! The member organisations, partners, friends, board and office of Youth Express Network gathered in rainy Strasbourg to talk about the past and future of the organisation.

There were in total 23 people attending the meeting, among which 19 represented member organisations and 3 observers. The meeting was kindly hosted by our French member organisation, l’Association l’Etage!

2017: Living, Working and Shaping Europe Together

The agenda of the meeting started by a presentation of all of the activities organised or attended by the Network last year. At the end of this presentation, the General Assembly approved the annual activity report for the year 2017. You can fin this report here bellow!

Finances and Budgets

Finances were also part of the agenda: the board presented the financial report of 2017 and provisional budget for 2018, which were both approved by the voting members. Another important point was the presentation of a new membership fees calculation, aiming at rebalancing the financial participation of the member organisation and individual participants. This new membership fees calculation has also been approved by the member organisations.

Upcoming projects and YFJ

Among the other topics on the agenda, Youth Express Network also presented to its General Assembly all of its current projects: EU4YOU, Digitalise it and The Art of Togetherness. An update was also given concerning the launched process to become a full member of the European Youth Forum.

25th Anniversary and Crowdfunding

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Youth Express Network is currently telling online its story and the stories of the people who helped build the Network to what it is today! We explained to the General Assembly the “25 years project” with more detail. A quick update was also given concerning our online crowdfunding campaign through the search engine Lilo.

Welcome “Parcours le Monde – Grand Est”!

This year, we welcomed one new member organisation: Parcours le Monde – Grand Est!

This French organisation founded in 2015 works in the field of international mobility. Its aim is to promote, develop European and international mobility, intercultural dialogue and youth participation through formal and non-formal education.

Their activities are mostly dedicated to young people, but also to the general public who don’t have access to mobility. Through these new opportunities, they can develop their autonomy, social link and access social and professional inclusion.

Election of a new Board!

Like every year, the General Assembly elected a new Board. 4 people obtained the required numbers of vote and joined the 3 board members still in mandate to form a new board. Here is the new board’s composition:

  • Mirela LUPU – President
  • Ramiz ALIYEV – Vice-President (re-elected)
  • Sirarpi MANYAN – Treasurer (newly elected)
  • Iasmin SCUNDEA – Secretary
  • Gaia Ciccone – Board Member
  • Nino TSULAIA – Board Member (newly elected)
  • Olya KRAVCHENKO – Board Member (newly elected)