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, […]

Digital Autumn: Think united!

It`s getting colder and darker outside and because of Corona there is not much to do, other than stay at home. Now is a good time to listen to each other and learn something about anti-discrimination. Let’s think united! As YEN we are committed to create a Europe that values diversity. Our engagement is characterized […]

Our new president Andor introduces himself

Andor Barabás is 25 years old and comes from a Hungarian family. However, he grew up among the Transylvanian Saxons (German minority) in Zeiden/Feketehalom/Codlea in Romania. Andor has also attended Saxon schools: the German primary school in Codlea and later the famous German-speaking Johannes Honterus Lyceum in Kronstadt/Brassó/Brasov. He recently completed his master’s degree in […]

Vacancy for the Position of Secretary General

YEN is now looking for its new Secretary General. The selected person will manage the organisation on a daily basis, lead the office and work closely with the board. The position is vacant from 1 January 2021 and located in Berlin, Charlottenburg. Job Description: Management of YEN Office and conduct of its daily affairs (including […]

Call for webinar stars!

We are looking for young people from our Member Organisations to take part in a webinar as guests and talk about their minority, mainly in regards to discrimination experiences and intersectionality.  The format is simple:  a nice talk → between two guests (you and a guest from another youth organisation of other minority groups) → […]

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 […]

Job Opening: Project Assistent

Are you looking for an inspiring and interesting job at international level, which takes you to many interesting parts of Europe? We are looking for a project assistent to support us in managing international seminars and projects. The position is part-time (10-25h/a week), located in Berlin. Ideally you would start already in March! Position type: […]

Registration for Kick-Off Seminar now closed

The Youth of European Nationalities (YEN) is looking for participants for the Kick-Off Seminar “Think equally”. The event will take place in Csolnok/Tscholnok (close to Budapest), Hungary and will be hosted by the Gemeinschaft Junger Ungarndeutscher; GJU (the youth organisation of Germans in Hungary). It will be supported by the European Youth Foundation of Council […]