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2019: PARTICIPATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE When one talks about participation, one assumes that vulnerable youth is not active, resulting in their contribution to society being denied or invisible. However, in Youth Express Network, we believe that vulnerable youth has a lot of potential. For this reason, we decided to focus our 2019 Work Plan in bringing together different layers of society together to claim that vulnerable youth’s participation is in fact real, effective and promising. Our Work Plan was called « Shake the Box! - Alternative ways of participation  ». It was composed of 3 international activities: a seminar for youth/social workers, a training course for youth and an evaluation meeting. The work plan also included a local phase allowing each partner organisation to work at local level towards implementing a youth-led action. This work plan was a success, and you can read all about its process in this report! 2019 also marked the end of two KA2 projects that started back in 2017: the capacity building project «  Entrepreneurship for CultYOUre  » (EU4YOU) focusing on social and cultural entrepreneurship, and the strategic partnership «  Digitalise it  », on Digital Storytelling. Additionally, we took part in 8 more international projects, this time coordinated by our partners: a social media campaign on migration and media literacy, a training course on sex education, a mobile youth exchange on the camino of Santiago, a project on youth political participation, a cross-border partnership on youth friendly urbanisation and a project on human rights and social inclusion.

Our french-german cross-border and local work (Strasbourg, France) continued with our long-time partners Arbeit und Leben, the Eurometropole of Strasbourg and many other partners. The Network grew bigger at this year’s General Assembly (GA) as we welcomed one new member organisation, from the Netherlands: Stichting - Be Innovated. In total, this year’s activity gathered more than 1400 participants, young people, youth and social workers and youth organisations! The work of Y-E-N would not be possible without the involvement of all. We would like to thank and congratulate all of you for your hard work: young people, youth/social workers, Board members, volunteers, staff, partners, funders, supporters and friends.


TABLE OF CONTENT About Youth Express Network

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Partnership activities

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Board Members

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Move Against Rash Statements and Actions

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Coordination Office

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You & Me

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Crossing Borders

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Democracy builders

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Open space for youth

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Mingle and Explore Human Rights in Europe 13

Vision 2020

Work Plan 2019 ‣

Shake the Box! - Alternative ways of participation

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Participation out of the Box

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Participation Toolbox

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Local activities

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Youth-led initiatives

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Other representations

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Take a Way Box!

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Press

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Statutory meetings

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Perspectives 2020

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Strategic Partnerships

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Digitalise it

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Entrepreneurship for CultYOUre

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ABOUT
 YOUTH EXPRESS NETWORK

BOARD MEMBERS

Y-E-N / R-E-J is a European network of grass-root youth organisations. Our vision is to reach an inclusive society, where young people, their needs and participation are recognised, valued and appreciated. Our 32 member organisation in 22 different countries all work at local, regional or European level on social inclusion of young people.

Ramiz 
 ALIYEV
 President

Our Board is pan European (7 volunteers) and our coordination office is based in STRASBOURG, France (3 paid-staff). Since 1993, we have organised more than 120 international training courses, seminars, cross-border and mobility projects bringing together social/youth workers and young people with fewer opportunities. We also encourage young people with fewer opportunities to make their voice heard in local, regional and international institutions, either by representing them or supporting them to create and be part of youth councils. We are full member of the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and the INGO conference of the Council of Europe.

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Olya KHVASEVICH
 Treasurer

Fatma 
 ÇIMEN
 Secretary

Adina Andrea Nino
 PANTARELLI
 TSULAIA
 
 HALILOVIĆ
 Board Member Board Member Board Member

COORDINATION OFFICE

In 2019, Y-E-N was financed by: •

Sirarpi MANYAN
 Vice President

European Commission (Erasmus+ programme) Council of Europe (European Youth Foundation) Municipality of Strasbourg Local Council of Bas-Rhin Région Grand Est French National Education and Youth Ministry

Véronique BERTHOLLE
 Secretary General

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Emmeline
 KUHN
 Network Coordinator

Margaux 
 DOS SANTOS
 Communication Officer


Goal 1. Social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities

VISION 2020

Through this goal and the objectives that subsides it, we wanted to continue to involve in our activities young people with fewer opportunities, youth workers and social workers and to keep the focus on creating opportunities for young people with fewer opportunities to participate in international youth work activities.

Following the decision of the General Assembly of Youth Express Network held in Ostia, Italy in June 2013 to research the needs of our member organisations and the young people they work with, the Board decided to create a questionnaire. In September 2013, we asked our members to complete this questionnaire, assess the needs of the youth of their country, and propose topics that Y-E-N should focus on tackling in the future. During Youth Express Network’s Board meetings in Strasbourg in November 2013 and in Gdansk in March 2014, the Board members compiled and worked on all the input from member organisations, the results from the General Assembly working groups and past strategic documents and produced a paper called “Vision 2020”.

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Objective 1. Creation of a definition of social inclusion and young people with fewer opportunities inside Y-E-N Objective 2. Direct work with young people with fewer opportunities on local and international level Objective 3. Direct work with social workers and youth workers who work with young people with fewer opportunities Objective 4. Cooperation with other institutions and organisations who work on social inclusion of young people

Goal 2. Active societies towards social inclusion

This strategic document sets our goals until 2020. It is updated each year at the General Assembly and approved by vote by the attending members. The “Vision 2020” paper is founded on the values of human and social rights and the principles of non-formal education, active participation and interculturality. It helps us bring more impact and quality to our work while maintaining the focus on social inclusion of young people. The following version was approved by member’s vote during the General Assembly of 2018, in Strasbourg, France. It was implemented through the activities and initiatives of Y-E-N and our member organisations in 2019.

Through this goal and the objectives that subsides it, we wanted to focus our attention to the outside, towards the communities that we live in, towards our societies. We want them to be aware of the disadvantaged young people and to react towards social inclusion. • • • •

Y-E-N Vision 2020

Objective 1. Raising awareness about the issue of socially excluded young people Objective 2. Advocacy and lobbying for social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities at local and European levels Objective 3. Advocacy and lobbying for recognition of youth work and non-formal learning Objective 4. Communities take action

Goal 3. Strong network

Inclusive society for young people

Through this goal and the objectives that subsides it, we wanted to focus our attention towards the inside of our network. In order to be able to reach all of our goals and objectives we need to be a stronger network, a network where the quality of our activities is high, where we share experience and competences and where we can collaborate with each other.

« Youth Express Network considers inclusive a society where young people, their needs and participation are recognised, valued and appreciated. » Goals

When establishing the goals to our vision we decided to work on 3 different levels that we identified in our strategy: young people with fewer opportunities, society and our network. We turned the 3 levels into 3 different goals, each of them having different objectives focusing on reaching the needs identified by our member organisations. Every goal has specific activities through which we will reach the goal and fulfill our vision.

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Objective 1. Increasing the sense of belonging of our member organisations in Y-E-N Objective 2. Expending the network geographically in order to reach more young people Objective 3. Building the capacity building of our member organisations Objective 4. Improving the quality of Y-E-N services Objective 5. Improving the visibility of the network Objective 6. Improving the sustainability and financial stability of the network.



WORK PLAN 2019

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RESULTS IN NUMBERS

SHAKE THE BOX! ALTERNATIVE WAYS OF PARTICIPATION

26 youth organisations coming from 17 countries were involved in this work plan. A total of 120 people took part in our three activities, including youth and social workers, young people and stakeholders, facilitators and staff members.

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.

Thanks to the involvement of all, 24 initiatives were carried out in the frame of the work plan, all led by young people. They aimed at promoting the causes that felt important for them and tackled the issues that affected their communities.

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.

The following issues were chosen by the young people: Environment - Social inclusion - European mobility
 Youth empowerment - Access to public spaces - Health
 LGBTQIA+ rights - Gender Equality - Non formal education
 Human rights - Intercultural learning

ACTIVITIES To achieve this objective, we organised 3 international activities. “Participation out of the box!” Seminar for youth/social workers
 Oviedo, SPAIN (June 2019) “Participation toolbox!” 
 Training course for young people
 Berlin, GERMANY (August 2019)

SUPPORT Our work plan « Shake the Box! - Alternative ways of Participation » was supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, and the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.


“Take a way box!” Evaluation Meeting
 Strasbourg, FRANCE (November 2019) Local phases between each activities allowed the partners to work towards the implementation of a concrete youth-led action.

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PARTICIPATION
 OUT OF THE BOX

PARTICIPATION
 TOOLBOX

Seminar for Youth and Social Workers — 20th - 24th of June 2019 — Oviedo, Spain — By Youth Express Network

Training course for Young People — 11th - 17th of August 2019 — Berlin, Germany — By Youth Express Network

— 21 youth organisations — 14 countries — 26 participants

— 24 youth organisations — 15 countries — 30 participants

This seminar brought together 19 participants (youth/social workers), 4 facilitators and 3 staff persons. It was the first activity of the work plan “Shake the Box!“, and was hosted by our member organisation Asociación Youropía (Spain).

This training brought together 24 participants (young people), 4 trainers and 2 staff persons. It was the second activity of the work plan “Shake the Box!“, and was hosted by our partner organisation CUBE. Your take on Europe (Germany).

Its aim was to set the foundations of the whole project and develop the capacity of each partner in supporting the participation of young people from vulnerable groups, implementing alternative ways of participation and involving stakeholders in local youth-led actions.

Its aim was to develop the competences of young people from vulnerable groups in implementing an advocacy action and advocating for the recognition and valorisation of their participation in European society.

RESULTS

RESULTS 1 vlog (video diary)
 7 daily articles on Y-E-N blog
 A public action in Berlin: « The solution is less pollution »


1 vlog (video diary)
 5 daily articles on Y-E-N blog
 2 videos on youth participation (Vid 1 - Vid 2) 
 19 action plans

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YOUTH-LED INITIATIVES

TAKE A WAY BOX

Implementation of actions at local level

Evaluation meeting

In between each international activities, the partner youth organisations were in charge of ensuring the concrete implementation of local actions led by young people. 


They each formed local teams of work composed of: 1 youth/social worker, 2/3 young people from vulnerable group(s) and at least 1 stakeholder close to the issue they chose to work on.

8 actions

Armenia, Lithuania, Romania, Spain, The Netherlands

SOCIAL INCLUSION & 
 FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

5 actions

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, Portugal, Russian Federation

DEVELOPMENT OF SOFT SKILLS & NON-FORMAL EDUCATION

4 actions

Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania

EUROPEAN MOBILITY & INTERCULTURAL LEARNING

3 actions

Bulgaria, France, Turkey

HEALTH

1 action

Romania

ACCESS TO PUBLIC SPACE

1 action

Italy

— 22 youth organisations — 16 countries — 64 participants

This evaluation meeting brought together 57 participants (youth/social workers, young people, stakeholders), 4 facilitators, 1 coordinator and 2 staff persons. It was the third and last activity of the work plan “Shake the Box!“.

Here are the issues tacked by the 22 actions implemented: ENVIRONMENT

— 28th - 29th of Nov. 2019 — Strasbourg, France — By Youth Express Network

Its aim was to gather all the parties involved in the project, evaluate the local actions, share on results, impacts and challenges faced during the project. We also advocated together towards European stakeholders for the recognition, appreciation and valorisation of the participation of young people form vulnerable groups in European society. RESULTS

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1 vlog (video diary)
 2 daily articles on Y-E-N blog
 22 reports of local actions


STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

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DIGITALISE IT

Strategic Partnership for Youth - Digital storytelling in youth work 


ABOUT

LOCAL WORKSHOPS

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.

In the frame of Digitalise it, each partner had to implement local workshops, disseminating the digital tools and methods learned during the project to young people with fewer opportunities. Here’s a list of the workshops, implemented by Youth Express Network in Strasbourg, France:

STUDY VISITS


30 participants - 6 youth organisations - 6 countries We started 2019 with two peer learning study visits: the first one between 26th - 29th of March in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, the second one between 14th - 17th of May 2019 in Oviedo, Spain. During these study visits the partners were able to share their best practices of storytelling and digital tools in youth work. Each visit also was a great opportunity to visit successful local initiatives or organisations actively working with digital storytelling and digital tools with young people from vulnerable groups. RESULTS

PHOTO STORYTELLING - with Ateliers Vagabonds

April 2019

4 participants

POCKET FILM - with Leo Zbanke, Strasbourg Eurometropole, Europe Creative and Arte as part of « 24 H EUROPE »

May 2019

7 participants

STORYTELLING ON MOBILITY - with Parcours le Monde Grand Est

June 2019

7 participants

MEDIA LITERACY AND CREATION OF MEMES - with Strasbourg Municipality as part of the Off programme of the World Forum for Democracy

October 2019

60 participants

EVALUATION MEETING 4th - 6th Nov. 2019 - Strasbourg, France

This final evaluation meeting brought together 7 partners representatives. It aimed at evaluating the 2-year partnership.

1 vlog (video diary)
 2 articles on Y-E-N blog
 5 local visits of successful initiatives
 4 videos - Practice workshop in NL
 1 movie event in NL
 1 podcast - Practice workshop in Spain


RESULTS

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23 workshops held by the 6 partners
 6 press releases
 1 toolkit « Digital storytelling in practice »


ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR CULTYOURE

Strategic Partnership for Youth - Cultural and Social

ABOUT 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.

FINAL SEMINAR


20 participants - 8 youth organisations - 8 countries The participants of our KA2 “EU4YOU – Entrepreneurship for cultYOUre” met one last time between the 2nd - 7th of July 2019, in Strasbourg, France, for the final seminar of this Capacity Building project. One last meeting to reflect on the past two years, harvest the fruits of our work and evaluate the project. RESULTS

Together, we finalised the toolkit « Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship  », recollection of the theories, examples of good practices, and job shadowings experienced, shared and discovered during the whole project.

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1 vlog (video diary)
 1 website
 Articles on Y-E-N blog
 3 vlogs (video diaries)
 1 toolkit « Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship »
 4 workshops modules shared between partners
 8 job shadowing reports done during the project



PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES

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Move Against Rash Statements and Actions

YOU & ME


Social media campaign on media literacy and migration

— 2nd - 3rd of March 2019 — Rome, Italy — By VisMedNet Association

Training course on Sex Education

— 5 youth organisations — 5 countries — 10 participants

— 15th - 21th of May 2019 — Kaunas, Lithuania — By Active Youth

The KA2 MARSA Project aims at countering uninformed opinions about migration through a creative and youth-friendly social media campaign of public education on the topics of migration and media literacy. Youth Express Network was mainly in charge of the French Facebook page of the campaign.

This training was dedicated to Youth Workers and aimed at enhancing youth’s ability to make conscious decisions about their sexuality and relationships, as well as their well-being and health. It was supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and gathered 24 youth workers coming from 6 youth organisations in 6 different countries.

The partners of the project gathered in March 2019 for a midterm meeting. It brought together 10 participants who discussed the next steps and objectives of the campaign. The project will officially end in April 2020. It is supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. RESULTS

— 6 youth organisations — 6 countries — 24 participants

The group got to share on sexual education in Europe, learn more on safe sex and relationship diversity, meet the Lithuanian Family planning organisation, conduct a survey on the local population and raise awareness on safe sex, distributing free condoms during a festival.

1 social media campaign (7 Facebook pages)
 16 videos of definitions and testimonies
 3 local workshops organised by Y-E-N at local level
 1 dissemination event organised by Y-E-N

RESULTS

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1 vlog (video diary)
 1 public event (distribution of free condoms)
 5 videos promoting sexual education, safe sex


CROSSING BORDERS

DEMOCRACY BUILDERS

Mobile Youth Exchange on Migration and Storytelling

— 16th - 24th of June 2019 — Ferrol-Santiago, Spain — By Xeración

Training Course and Youth Exchange on active citizenship 8 youth organisations - 8 countries - 61 participants
 By Youth Vision

— 5 youth organisations — 5 countries — 25 participants

20th - 28th of May 2019 - Training course - Constanta, Romania This training course on the EU elections gathered 21 young people and aimed at giving youth workers tools to encourage the active participation and involvement of young people in the democratic voting process.

This mobile youth exchange focused on tackling current topics such as migration, integration, identity and solidarity in a unique and original way: a mental and physical journey of 9 days on the English Camino to Santiago. The project also included Storytelling as a tool to connect people and to tackle prejudices.

1st - 8th of December 2019 - Youth exchange - Strasbourg, France In December, 40 young people took part in the youth exchange Democracy Builders, follow-up of the previous Training course. It aimed at supporting the active participation of young people in democratic life, developing the dialogue between them and representatives and facilitating their understanding of the European legislative process.

It gathered a total of 25 participants coming from 5 youth organisations and 5 different countries. It was supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. RESULTS

1 movie: « Pilgrants »
 1 exhibition of artwork and testimonies

This whole project was supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

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OPEN SPACE FOR YOUTH

MINGLE AND EXPLORE
 HUMAN RIGHTS IN EUROPE

Preparatory meeting

— 2nd - 6th of October 2019 — Menzel Bourguiba, Tunisia — By Stadtjugendring Stuttgart

Training course on Human rights

— 3 youth organisations — 3 countries — 20 participants

— 8th - 13th of Dec. 2019 — Kratovo, North Macedonia — By Amaro Foro e.V.

This preparatory meeting resulted from a Euro-Mediterranean cooperation between the three twin cities Stuttgart, Strasbourg and Menzel-Bourguiba. This partnership aims at promoting youth participation, citizenship and solidarity through the transformation of a public square dedicated to cultural and sports events for young people in the city of Menzel-Bourguiba.

This project aims to engage young leaders, especially Roma and marginalized youth to promote and work on democracy and human rights, and to become active and assertive citizens. The training course Mingle and Explore Human Rights in Europe was the first activity of the project. It gathered 30 youth activists, leaders and young people from minority backgrounds. It will continue in 2020 with youth exchanges.

This gathering aimed at preparing two youth exchanges and a seminar for youth professionals that will take place in 2020. It gathered 20 young people and was supported by the OFAJ DFJW. RESULT

— 6 youth organisations — 6 countries — 30 participants

The project is supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

1 vlog (video diary) 


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LOCAL ACTIVITIES Strasbourg, France

CROSS-BORDER INTERNSHIPS AND WORK PLACEMENTS
 All year . 4 German trainees
 Supported by the Erasmus+ Programme, these work placements and internships aimed at promoting the employability of young people, and the development of their skills and competences.

REGIONAL MEETING WITH CIVIC SERVICE VOLUNTEERS - March
 Together with our member Parcours Le Monde - Grand Est, we presented European mobilities to French and German civic service volunteers, as part of a meeting organised by the Departmental Council du Bas-Rhin and its German counterpart.

LEARNING MOBILITIES AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES FOR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL STUDENTS
 All year . 40 French and German vocational school students
 In partnership with Arbeit und Leben and supported by the OFAJ/ DFJW, Youth Express Network hosted groups of young German vocational school students in Strasbourg for thematic visits according to their field: gastronomy, education, electrotechnics etc.

LOCAL INFORMATION MEETING - May
 Youth Express Network and Parcours Le Monde - Grand Est took part in the Collective Information Evening « How to organise European and / or cross-border Youth projects? », held and organised by the House of Organisations of Strasbourg. TRAINING ON HUMAN LIBRARY - September
 Emmeline, our Network Coordinator and one of our volunteer participated in a 2-day training on how to organise a living library organized by the Youth Department - Council of Europe and the European Youth Center.

WORKSHOP « EUROPEAN YOUTH MOBILITY » - January
 450 participants
 At the beginning of the year, we were invited to the international youth mobility week, organised by the highschool Le Corbusier and the Municipality of Illkirch-Graffenstaden. There, we introduced various European mobilities.

COLLABORATION WITH STUDENTS OF THE ISCOM - Oct-Jan 2020
 9 participants
 In October, Youth Express Network met with students of the ISCOM Strasbourg, a school of communication and advertising. Over the winter the students contributed to the management of the French page of the MARSA campaign in the frame of their studies.


CROSSBORDER TRANSCULTURAL WORKSHOP
 25 participants
 Our French member organisation Association L’Étage – Club de jeunes held a painting workshop for families of new immigrants, for which we were invited to contribute.

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SEMINAR « 75 YEARS OF MEMORY »
 Timisoara, Romania . 25-27 October . 15 participants
 We were invited in October to take part in the partners’ meeting of our Romanian member organisation Nevo Parudimos. It took place at Universitatea de Vest in Timisoara, Romania.

OTHER REPRESENTATIONS EVENT « DEMOCRACY AND ME »
 Paris, France . 30 April
 In the frame of the European Youth Week, Youth Express Network was invited to take part in the "Democracy and Me" event, a day of workshops for young people, organised by the Erasmus + French national agency in Paris, France.

COMEM OF THE EUROPEAN YOUTH FORUM
 Amiens, France . 21-23 November
 Our president and 3 other members of our Board attended the European Youth Forum’s Council of Members 2019, in Amiens, France, where the YFJ officially approved our Full membership!
 [COMEM ARTICLE]

ENTER YOUTH WEEK: OUR LIVES, OUR RIGHTS
 Strasbourg, France . 7-12 July . 4 participants
 Youth Express Network took part in the Enter Youth Week organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. Hundreds of young people and youth workers gathered from all over Europe to review the process of the implementation of the ENTER recommendation.
 [COYOTE MAGAZINE - VLOGS]

PRESS OR NORME In January, we were interviewed by the magazine Or Norme Strasbourg - Magazine to explain our work, our European projects and their impact on young people.
 [ARTICLE]

SYMPOSIUM ON 
 « THE FUTURE OF YOUNG PEOPLE’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION »
 Strasbourg, France . 18-20 September . 120 participants
 We took part in the symposium « The future of young people’s political participation: questions, challenges and opportunities », organised by the EU-CoE youth partnership and took place at the European Youth Center Strasbourg.
 [VIDEO-REPORTS]

EURADIO In December, Margaux, communication officer of Youth Express Network, was interviewed by Flora Vidal for Euradio Strasbourg and shared with her the history, work and values of the Network. [INTERVIEW HERE]

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Statutory Meetings

STATUTORY MEETINGS 2019 Board Meetings and General Assembly

BOARD MEETINGS

NEW MEMBER ORGANISATION

• 15-17 of March 2019 - Strasbourg, France

This year, we welcomed one new member organisation, from the Netherlands: Stichting - Be Innovated.

• 9-11 of May 2019 - Ostia, Italy • 9 of August 2019 - Berlin, Germany

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

• 11 of August 2019 - Berlin, Germany • 13-14 of September 2019 - Ankara, Turkey • 21-24 of November 2019 - Amiens, France • 26-27 of November 2019 - Strasbourg, France

BOARD ELECTION 2019 - 2020 •

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

We held our General Assembly on the 10th of August 2019, in Berlin, Germany. The member organisations, board and office of Youth Express Network gathered 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.

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Ramiz ALIYEV – Common Sense Youth Organisation (Azerbaijan) – President Sirarpi MANYAN – Federation of Youth Clubs Armenia – VicePresident 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)



PERSPECTIVES 2020 Y-E-N ACTIVITIES

NEW PARTNERSHIPS

In 2020, Youth Express Network will coordinate two activities:

CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR YOUTH (CEYOU)
 The CE YOU project will aim at promoting, connecting and empowering young people to engage in circular economy as a mean to deal with the danger to the environment and climate change. This project is coordinated by Pontydysgu and supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

STUDY SESSION 
 « SOCIAL RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS III »
 This Study Session will be co-organised with Youth Social Rights Network, and foreseen for 14th - 20th June 2020 in the European Youth Center Strasbourg.

YOUTH WORK AND MUSIC FESTIVALS
 Universities, networks of young researchers and the network of European music festivals approached Y-E-N to become partner in an Erasmus+ KA2 project on youth work within music festivals.
 This project will be submitted for the April 2020 deadline.

PARTNERSHIP BUILDING ACTIVITY
 « VERY INCLUSIVE PARTICIPATION »
 (To be confirmed) If approved, this networking activity will allow our member organisations to gather and reinforce their cooperation, share their local experiences and develop new project ideas together. Foreseen for September 2020.

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This report has been written by Margaux DOS SANTOS 
 from the coordination office of Youth Express Network.

It shows all the different aspects of our activities in 2019. It does not represent the official point of view of our funders.

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