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 […]

YEN discussing the shrinking space for civil society

We have been invited to take part in Council of Europe’s Consultative Meeting organized by Youth Department in co-operation with Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe and European Youth Forum to explore the shrinking space for civil society, its impact on young people and youth organizations, and examine models that are being used […]

New Secretary General

As of September 1, 2018, Kasia Siemasz took over the management of JEV as successor to Roman Kühn. For several years she has been active in youth organizations and in recent years she has been working for the concerns of young people at international and European level. After completing the International Parliamentary Scholarship in the German […]

Kick Off “Message in a Bottle” 2018 in Trin, Schweiz

Trin, Switzerland / 11th -17th February 2018 On February 11th it was time again: Eagerly awaited, the year 2018 started for YEN with the Kick-Off “Message in the Bottle” in Trin,Switzerland. Behind the 7 mountains 21 participants gathered in a romantic chalet to dedicate themselves to the Minority Messenger project – and above all to […]

10TH SESSION OF THE UN FORUM ON MINORITY ISSUES

         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 […]

YEN at YFJ COMEM 2017

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 […]