Digital Autumn: Think united!

YEN´s Digital Autumn: Think United! took place from December 2020 to January 2021. As part of it YEN hosted a series of Webinars, created resource collection and implemented an online campaign with quotes and information about activists from various communities. The Digital Autumn covered topics such as anti-discrimination, inclusion, intersectionality and diversity  to encourage your […]

Statement of the Youth of European Nationalities on the European Commission’s decision on the Minority SafePack Initiative

After a decade of intensive calls for promotion and improvement of minority rights in the European Union, on 14 January 2021, the European Commission took a stance that clearly goes against the EU values. By rejecting yet another European Citizens Initiative (ECI) the European Commission showed its disregard for one of few instruments of participatory […]

New Secretary General

  With the beginning of the new year Eva Schubert took over the management of YEN from Kasia Siemasz. Eva has been working with YEN since February 2019 as Project Manager and has experiences in a variety of international settings and youth work. “YEN, as an international youth organization, is currently facing challenging times. I am happy […]

Supporting Statement of the Youth of European Nationalities for the Minority SafePack Initiative

The European Citizens’ Initiative “Minority SafePack” that is one of the most important minority-related initiatives in Europe in the last decades, calls for promotion and improvement of minority rights in the European Union, in this the rights of minority youth. With the positive feedback that the initiative received during the public hearing in the European […]

Minority SafePack – One million signatures for diversity

The European Citizens’ Initiative “Minority SafePack” aims to promote the rights of national and linguistic minorities, ensure their protection at EU level and calls on the EU to use the tools at its disposal in this regard. Although the EU Treaty lists the respect for rights of persons belonging to minorities as an EU value, […]

Meet our newest Member Organisation: DM+

During the last General Assembly of YEN on 10th of October, we have welcomed a new addition to our network – the organisation of Slovenes in Italy, DM+. We asked them to present themselves, so that you can get to know them better. DM+ WELCOME IN YEN! DM+ is a newly born organisation. Our intent […]

YEN goes 2021

After the unusual year 2020 we are looking forward to opening a next chapter with exiting activities. And we want YOU to join! There will be familiar activities but also some new formats to explore. In addition to the popular Seminars (like Easter and Autumn Seminar) we offer an Online Course, Regional Trainings and a […]

Autumn Seminar 2020 cancelled

You have all seen the rising COVID-19 cases across Europe. We had initially hoped to hold a physical Autumn Seminar combined with our annual General Assembly this year, but it is now clear that it will not be safe to do so. Therefore, we’re sad to inform you that due to too many uncertainties and […]

YEN Digital Summer came to an end

Under the motto “Think beyond borders” the YEN Digital Summer took place from May to July 2020. The special feature of the event series was the online format. Even though we were at home and could not travel, it was even more important to keep our network active and to show solidarity in this challenging […]

Think beyond borders – YEN Digital Summer has started!

In the next two months, we invite you to our activities under the motto “Think beyond borders”. Even when at home and not able to travel, we want to keep our network active and connected and reflect on the current situation as well as the challenges national, ethnic and linguistic  minorities face. Here we present […]