Our candidate for the 2018-19 Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe

We are proudly presenting you our candidate for the 2018-2019 Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe: Matic Germovšek Matic: “I am representing YEN in the current Advisory Council mandate and would like to continue with the good work that we have started in this mandate, where I am responsible for the Roma […]

New steps in the Minority Safepack Initiative

Minorities in Europe won a victory against the European Commission! The EU court judged that the Commission has to clearly define why they rejected the MSPI. Congratualtions to the citizens committee and the  Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN). You can read more about the initiative here: Minority SafePack Initiative  

What’s going on in Carinthia, Austria?

Source: FUEN www.fuen.org The reform of the Carinthian state constitution, which is one of the key priorities of the Carinthian state government consisting of the three coalition parties (SPÖ: Social Democrats – Prime Minister Kaiser, ÖVP: Conservatives – state party leader and Minister of Economy and Culture Benger, Die Grünen: Greens – Minister Rolf Holub) is […]

A journey through Gagauzia

Hello everyone and warm greetings from the very heart of Berlin! The last month I have done an internship at the office of YEN in Berlin and I am so glad about it. This was an exceptional opportunity not only to know the people, who are working on the problems and questions that move me, […]

YEN VIDEO COMPETITION

Call FOR VIDEOS: “Camera Obscura numerus minor” Dear Members! We are looking for creative producers who want to participate in the video project „Camera obscura numerus minor“. The project is made possible by the Minority Commissioner of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, Renate Schnack, as she donated the prize money of a prize for outstanding […]

YEN has financial Problems

We need your help! We’re very sorry to tell you that YEN has massive financial problems ever since Matic (Convenor for Minority Rights and Politics) accidentally bought the most expensive first class ticket for his flight to this year’s Easter Seminar. To still be able to organise all our wonderful events, most particularly the coming […]

The Slovene Minority in Italy

At the official opening of the Kick-Off Seminar in Trst, Italy in February, we were lucky to enjoy the interesting speech of Ksenija Dobrila, a representative of the Slovene minority in Italy. The speech gives a very good picture of the situation of the Slovenes in Italy, thus we share it with you here. Enjoy! […]

Ahoy, Working Group of Communication!

From the 21st to 23rd of october the working group of communication met in rainy but, apart from that, very beautiful Flensburg in northern Germany. As soon as the travellers from all over Europe arrived, they realised that, indeed, it had been a great idea to pack their winter jackets – they would definitely need […]

Breaking walls at the YLS in Burgenland

This year’s Youth Leader Seminar of YEN “Breaking Walls / Rušiti zid(in|ov)e” took place from 26th of September to 2nd of October in Austria, at Burg Lockenhaus/Livka in Burgenland. But instead of breaking castle walls (it would be a pity for the great building), we focused on breaking intercultural prejudices and minority problems, such as […]

“Minorities on Stage” at the Diversity Festival 2016

Moscow, Москва́ … This year, from August 7-14 we had the pleasure to run the Diversity Festival for the second time. After this event happening in Bautzen/Budyšin (Germany) last year, it was now time to travel to Moscow (Russia). For many participants the perfect opportunity to go trough the excruciating process of getting their passports […]