Through our network of youth organisations, social/youth workers youth leaders, and young people, we work at European, regional and local level to foster social inclusion of young people. To reach our goal, we implement and take part in networking activities, training courses, seminars, cross-border projects, local workshops and researches on youth and social issues.
Most recent projects
In August 2022, we organized a seminar in Strasbourg for youth workers. The objective of this event was to rediscover youth work after the pandemic. This sector has been particularly affected by the health measures put in place. We wanted to enable new youth workers to rediscover the values of this work, to share new knowledge with them and to give them practical skills.
Since 2020, Y-E-N has been working in partnership with Pontydysgu, an organization from the United Kingdom, and 4 other NGOs (ACP, ACR+, CID, UCSA) within the framework of an Erasmus+ KA2 entitled CEYOU (Circular Economy for Youth). As a result of this collaboration, we have put together a guide. Its objective is to support young people and youth organisations in the development and implementation of training programs, activities and events in the field of the circular economy.
At Youth Express Network, we believe that vulnerable youth has a lot of potential. Through our 2019 Work Plan, we wanted to bring together different layers of society, in order for them to claim and prove together that vulnerable youth’s participation is real, effective and promising. 26 youth organisations joined us on this project. In order to promote and encourage youth participation, each of them created a local delegation composed of: 1 youth/social worker in charge of coordinating/supporting the process, 2-3 young people from vulnerable groups willing to have an impact on their community, and 1 stakeholder willing to actively join and support them.
2019 was the last phase of our 2-year strategic partnership. This capacity building project aimed at experimenting, sharing and confronting practices on innovative and creative digital methods and tools to foster empowerment and social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities. It was supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and the Region Grand Est.
2019 also marked the final stage of this 2-year strategic partnership. The aim of this capacity building project was to develop innovative complementary pathways for boosting employability of young people through social youth entrepreneurship and providing them with tools for cultural entrepreneurship in particular. It was supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.