Entries by Kasia Siemasz

Connecting minorities at the Easter Seminar 2013 in West Friesland

To this year’s Easter Seminar of YEN, the Western Frisian youth organisation FYK (Frysk Ynternasjonaal Kontakt) welcomed participants from the the 23rd to the 29th of March to the small idyllic town of Grou in the dutch province of Fryslân. This was the 3rd time after 1994 and 2002 that FYK hosted the biggest annual […]

Youth Leader Committee Meeting in Denmark

Once Germany now Denmark: Nordschleswig, home of the German minority in Denmark. Their youth organisation, the Junge SPitzen were hosting the Youth Leader Committee (YLC) “Be minority – Think big!” from 12th-16th February 2013. The YLC exists of the 3 Working Groups and the Board of YEN. The Deutsche Nachschule offered a good accommodation. A […]

Youth Leader Seminar 2012 for the first time in Gdańsk/ Poland

Also in this year the annual Youth Leader Seminar of YEN took place. Host this time was the youth organization of the Kashubians – the Klub Studencki Pomorania – who had invited from the 9. – 14. October to the port and former Hanseatic city of Gdańsk. The Seminar was organized under the slogan Solidarity […]

Voices of Europe 2012 in concert

This year Voices of Europe – the yearly summer project of YEN – took place from 5. till 12. August in Željezno/Eisenstadt. It closed with a great concert in Veliki Borištof/Großwarasdorf (Burgenland, Austria). The host of this year was the member organization HAK – the Hrvatski akademski klub. About 30 participants from different European minorities […]

Boardmeeting in Vienna

From the 2.- 5. August 2012 the YEN-Board had a meeting in Vienna. During the meeting the board worked on the upcoming and last events. Here, among other things, the Youth Leader Seminar from 9. – 14. October in Gdańsk/Poland, the completed project “office Berlin” and not to forget the EUROPEADA 2012 in Bautzen. After […]

EUROPEADA 2012 – Get the spirit!

The hosts of the tournament – the Lusatian Sorbs – raised articularly cheers. The closing event started immediately after the last two games for the first four places, were played. The German speaking minority of South Tirol became champions this year, as well as in tournament of 2008, which was held by the Romansh minority […]

Teambuilding in Berlin

From 27th- 29th April, the new and old YEN – Boardmembers met in Berlin for the Teambuilding. Here, the old Boardmembers introduced the new elected persons into their work and herewith officially handed over their posts. Moreover, on Saturday, 28th April the first Boardmeeting of the new YEN- Board took place. Here, in addition to […]

Board-meeting in Vienna

From the 24 – 26 th of February 2012 the YEN board and office had a meeting in Vienna. During the meeting we discussed the last preparation steps of the Easter Seminar in South Tyrol/Italy, worked out the agenda of the general assembly in five weeks and prepared the documents for this event. Next to […]

Boardmeeting in Berlin

From the 4-6th of November 2011 the YEN-Board had a meeting in Berlin. The location was chosen by the board and Éva Penzes (office) in order to get an overview of the city, the infrastructure and conditions, as we consider to establish an office of YEN in Berlin. This was mentioned during the “Council of […]

Youth Leader Seminar 2011 in Bautzen

For this year’s Youth Leader Seminar from 14th to 20th October, the YEN was guest of the Sorbian youth organization PAWK in Bautzen / Budyšin. The local people lovingly call Bautzen “The city of many towers,” and so we spent a week in a castle-like hostel in the old town. This week’s slogan was “VolunTEAR?” […]