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 […]

Meet each other instead of fear each other!

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 […]

On the trails of minority languages

Our workshop group at the recent Youth Leader Seminar of YEN “Rušiti 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 […]

Auf den Spuren von Minderheitensprachen

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 […]

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS “Minority Youth and the EU Elections-Seminar” – deadline: February 24th!

You are invited to join the Seminar: “Minority Youth and the European Parliament elections in 2019”! The deadline for applications is already on February 24th!   When: March 16 until 22, 2019 (including travel days) Where: Brussels   What: The seminar aims to strengthen the capacity, exchange of experience and the networking and coalition-building of […]

Kick Off Seminar “Step up!” began

On Monday, 11th February we have started our Kick Off Seminar “Step up!”! Our participants travelled to Donja Stubica in Croatia and got to know each other during the first evening. We have also talked about our plans for 2019, our focus on youth participation. The Kick-Off Seminar is hosted by O-mreža, the Serbian youth […]

“To reach out to all, every initiative counts”, Cristina’s internship with YEN

My name is Cristina Zelenac and I belong to German Minority in Romania. Since July 2016 I am a part of the YOU.PA -Young Potentials Academy- Program, which offers professional chances and perspectives to young people, who engage themselves for the minority rights. The program aims to support and to strengthening the work of the German […]

Kick-Off-Seminar “Step up!”: Applications are open

In February we  kick off with the “MYnority- My Say” and take a closer look on what youth participation means and how it can help achieving the goal of more inclusive, youth and minority-oriented society. During the Kick-Off-Seminar we will talk about the gap between the legal rights of the national minorities and real access […]

SAVE THE DATE: YEN goes 2019

As we are slowly approaching the end of the year, we are evaluating the past events, but at the same time already planning new activities in 2019. And there are some exciting things waiting for you! Under the motto “MYnority – My Say” we want to focus on youth participation as fundamental subject for young […]