People have migrated and influenced destination countries across the world for several thousands of years. Therefore, migration is a significant aspect in human history. It is not a new phenomenon but moreover a natural social effect of a long colonization period in the entire world. The migration of people into unsettled areas must not be […]

Our workshop group at the recent Youth Leader Seminar of YEN “RuÅ¡iti 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 […]

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 […]

         From 30.11.- 01.12. 2017 the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized the 10th Session of the Forum on Minority Issues in Geneva, Switzerland. YEN Vice President for External Relations, Zikel Anxhara was on spot to represent and talk about today’s issues of Europe’s minority youth. The Forum on […]

The Council of Members (CoMem) of the European Youth Forum (YFJ) took place from 23.-25.11.2017 in Cascais, Portugal and brought together more than 150 delegates representing youth organizations from across Europe to discuss key topics, participate in debates and hear important updates on the work and progress of the European Youth Forum. On behalf of […]

European Youth Centre Strasbourg, 16 October 2017, by European Youth Foundation (EYF), Council of Europe   Why are you here at the EYCS today ? We are here for our last activity of our work plan 2017. The work plan is called “Building bridges” and this activity is called “Crossing Rivers”. It is a bus […]

Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations1, Phiren Amenca2, Voices of Young Refugees in Europe (VYRE)3 and Youth of European Nationalities (YEN)4 are European networks which together represent ethnic, national and language minorities, Roma and Sinti population, young refugees and volunteers. As we all have closely related target audiences and common aims, we have partnered to collaborate for the promotion […]

This year’s Easter Seminar took place from the 7th till the 13th of April in Durrës, Albania – in a hotel that was situated a mere 5 metres away from the beach. Our member organisation CTarmA – the Aromanians/ Vlachs from Albania, spared neither costs nor troubles to make our stay as pleasant as possible. […]