Entries by Madlenka Kowar

On the trails of minority languages

Our workshop group at the recent Youth Leader Seminar of YEN “Rušiti zid(in|ov)e / Breaking Walls” consisted of eleven different minorities from eight different countries, spoke eight minority languages, and had one goal: to connect. Despite the huge variety in minority language situations it was easy to connect, so our goal was quickly achieved. Of […]

Auf den Spuren von Minderheitensprachen

Die Sprache spielt eine außerordentlich wichtige Rolle für Minderheiten und Volksgruppen, weil sie eine identitätsstiftende Funktion hat. Allerdings haben wir in unserem Workshop „Auf den Spuren von Minderheitensprachen“ beim diesjährigen Herbstseminar der JEV im Burgenland (Österreich) gesehen, dass es hier unterschiedlich starke Gewichtungen gibt. Für manche Minderheiten ist Sprache der zentrale Fokus, wie zum Beispiel […]

Humans of YEN – Tekla Matoricz

My name is Tekla Matoricz and I am Hungarian German. I love YEN because it is important for me to know that other minorities may be battling similar challenges, but that there are nonetheless always young people across Europe who are not afraid to take on these difficult issues. And without YEN of course I […]

Humans of YEN – Alexandru Nicolae Bujicu

My name is Alex and I am a Vlach from Romania. Our community is facing several political problems in Romania, about which people from all of Europe have to be informed. YEN is the best answer for that. YEN is also important to me because through YEN, I have the chance to learn more about […]

Humans of YEN – Özlem Etdöger

My name is Özlem Etdöger and I’m from the Kurdish minority. I was motivated to pariticpate in the Diversity Festival because I have the chance to meet other minorities from Europe. The more we connect and support each other, the louder and more colourful we are. Only in this way we can get stronger, and […]

Humans of YEN – Lena Friederike Merve Baute

My name is Lena Friederike Merve Baute and I’m from the Danish minority in Germany. YEN is important to me because of thousands and one reasons. I love the people who gather around and stand up for YEN and our values. I love all the culture and diversity that is united in YEN and makes […]

Diversity Festival 2016 in Moscow

From 7.-14. August 2016 we are at the Diversity Festival “Minorities on stage” in Moscow and Moscow region in Russia. It is organized by the Youth of European Nationalities (YEN), the “Jugendring der Russlanddeutschen” (Youth organisation of the Germans from Russia) and the “djo-Deutsche Jugend in Europa, Bundesverband e.V.” (German Youth in Europe). The event […]