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Facts and Stats

This publication brings together the “Facts and Stats� on the collective impact of YMCAs in Europe.


about us

The YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) was founded by George Williams in 1844, in London, England, on June 6 , in response to unhealthy social conditions arising in the big cities at the end of the Industrial Revolution. The objective was the "improvement of the spiritual condition of the young men engaged in houses of business, by the formation of Bible classes, family and social prayer meetings, mutual improvement societies, or any other spiritual agency.” Together with the other founding members, George Williams wasted no time in organising local YMCAs throughout England, Scotland and Ireland. Over the next ten years, YMCA Movements also began to develop across Western Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. The European Alliance of YMCAs (YMCA Europe) is relatively recent. It was created by several national YMCAs in 1973 with the purpose of setting a collective direction of the European movement and strengthening the work of the YMCA across the continent. Soon the initiative was followed by other national movements and an official structure of volunteers and staff was created. The first seat was established in Kassel, Germany in the mid 70´s. Later it was moved to St. Gallen, Switzerland and finally to Prague in the Czech Republic. In 2016 a representation office was opened in Brussels, Belgium in order to strengthen the voice and profile of YMCA Europe among the key European institutions and other civil society organizations. The main governance body is our General Assembly, meeting each year in a different European country. An Executive Committee formed by volunteers is elected among the membership of YMCA Europe and a decentralized staff team operates and delivers the Strategic Plan and priorities adopted by the member YMCAs. More at www.ymcaeurope.com


OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

2016 - 2020

° CREATING SPACES ° MOVEMENT STRENGTHENING ° REPRESENTATION & ADVOCACY

OUR SOCIALLY RELEVANT PRIORITIES ° YOUTH EMPOWERMENT ° PEACE & JUSTICE ° REFUGEES, MIGRANTS & ASYLUM SEEKERS ° YOUTH EMPLOYMENT


This document brings together Facts and Stats on the collective impact of YMCAs in Europe in 2017.

(NATIONAL YMCAs)

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NATIONAL YMCAs

(NOT FULL MEMBERS)

This document is based on data provided by 36 National YMCAs in 2017


LOCAL

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YMCA VOLUNTEERS 95.499 YMCA STAFF 20.201 YMCA CAMP SITES

84

IN 27 COUNTRIES

YMCA FACILITIES

1.213

IN 17 COUNTRIES


YMCA PROJECTS per annum

2.944

NATIONAL PROJECTS

3.154 210

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS


Inspired by our Christian ecumenical mission, we offer administrative support, representation, facilitate networking and programme sharing, organize training events and, in accordance with our Strategic Plan “Towards 2020”, serve to enhance and positively influence lives of young people.


YMCA Europe cooperates with different public and private European institutions benefiting from grants attached to projects developed in different countries. Young people are involved either as beneficiaries or as leaders at different initiatives. Representatives of our member YMCAs meet at the annual General Assembly and set the main goals for each term. A democratically elected President and Executive Committee together with the Secretary General and the Staff, work on the implementation of the Strategy with a special focus on Movement Strengthening.


ANNUAL BENEFICIARIES

2.008.568 14 - 30 YEARS OLD

63.48%

>13 YEARS OLD

27.40%

PROGRAMMES PARTICIPANT PROFILE >13 YEARS OLD

25.6%

14-25 YEARS OLD

42.8%

26-30 YEARS OLD

16.3%

<30 YEARS OLD

16.6%

FEMALE 54.56% MALE 45.42%


EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE (EVS) EVS ACCREDITATION IN

20 COUNTRIES

EVS VOLUNTEERS IN 2017: 209


GEES


OUR NEXT GLOBAL EVENT


YMCA Europe`s headquarter (European Alliance of YMCAs) Na Porici 12 CZ-110 00 Prague 1 Czech Republic Phone: +420 224 872 022

Office in Brussels Rue de L´Industrie, 10 1000 Bruxelles Belgium

www.ymcaeurope.com

Facts and Stats 2017 - 2018  
Facts and Stats 2017 - 2018  
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