In solidarity with young Sorbians

The Youth of European Nationalities supports and follows our member organisation Serbske młodźinske towarstwo Pawk z. t. in strongly condemning the anti-Sorbian attacks of last Saturday. During a celebration of the Sorbian High School Bautzen in the small village of Schönau, verbal and physical clashes between a group of neo-Nazis and individual Sorbs occurred in the parking […]

Take part in the Minority Changemaker Programme!

The Minority Changemaker Programme is a three-month learning programme in spring 2020 (April-June 2020) at Jaruplund Højskole close to Flensburg, in the middle of the German-Danish border region. The participants of the programme have a chance to  combine academic lectures and ECTS credits with non-formal learning in a community of young Europeans. The Højskole offers […]

The Minorities Messengers Project is evolving to another stage so we are looking for dedicated young people that would like to work on the next step throughout 2020! …we are looking for you: Members of the Minority Messengers HUB – Steering Team …to work together with a dedicated team on the “State of Play of […]

Our Toolkit on Youth Participation is there!

Under the motto “MYnority – My Say” we have focused our activities and work in 2019 on youth participation as fundamental subject for young people, who want to engage themselves more and have a say in the political or local decision-making processes. In that context we have developed a Toolkit on Youth Participation, that we […]

Are you the next Minority Messenger?

Summer has come and it is time to spread the message of diversity, spread the word about issues of young people and minorities in Europe and to create understanding and help in the building of peaceful societies. Become part of YEN´s Minority Messengers Project, travel Europe and meet young people, youth organisations, other minorities and […]

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 […]

MYnority MYsay! – the podcast by YEN is online!

Back at the last Autumn Seminar “Gather up!” the idea of a YEN podcast came into life and was further developed during the project management course. A group of the participants worked on the realisation of the project, which we now, finally, are more than happy to share with you!! „With this podcast we want […]

Solidarity and Diversity in the wake of Corona: Statement from the Youth of European Nationalities

Today would mark the beginning of YEN’s Easter Seminar, our biggest event of the year with more than 80 participants arriving from over 20 different European countries. It would have taken place on the Knivsberg, Denmark, in the Danish-German border region, where YEN was established 36 years ago and the local minorities wanted to reflect […]

Due to the Coronavirus YENs Easter Seminar will be cancelled!

Today we decided to cancel our Easter Seminar „Grenzland 2.0 – 100 years of best practice? Think beyond borders“.   The Danish authorities have asked organisers of smaller events to assess the risk of infection themselves and act accordingly. Therefore, the Youth of European Nationalities (YEN) and its co-organizers, the youth organisations of the German […]

The new YEN Berlin office has opened

The Youth of European Nationalities has moved into a new office in Berlin, which we share with other organizations committed to the protection of minority rights: the The Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) and the Society for Threatened Peoples International (GfbV). On this occasion, we have invited their partners, supporters and friends to join […]