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YES Forum News | March 2022

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We are back with the latest news and progresses regarding YES Forum and our members.

We are glad to finally share with you the 2021 Annual Report. The publication reflects the challenges we faced during last year and the gradual comeback of on-site meetings. We also want to invite you once again to join us on the Annual Event, whose registration period is open until the 18th of April. Finally, YES Forum participated in several European events in March, whose main reflections you can find in our web.

We are looking forward to meeting in Viareggio!

Best regards from Stuttgart,

YES Forum Secretariat

2021 Annual Report: GROWing opportunities for young people

2021 has definitely been a challenging year for youth as they often had to deal with obstacles in terms of access in education and training. YES Forum had to better adjust its activities to this reality, to help young people cultivate their competencies and identify their position in the labour market and the possibilities that lie ahead. Last year’s pandemic experience was also indeed challenging for us as an organisation, but did also improve our networking toolset. We managed to hold hybrid meetings with both staff and learners and two on-site trainings.

We worked hard to ensure us a bright and inspiring future too. In 2021, our members adopted our “YES! Youth Empowerment Strategy“, for the years coming, with revised vision, mission and values, newly established GROW strategic objectives and emphasized sustainable principles. In addition, we elected a new YES Forum Board for 2021-2023 that will bring original ideas and vision to our network.

Considering the restrictions these past years brought in travelling and physical gatherings, we consider 2022 as an opportunity to give back to the youngsters some of the lost opportunities, starting with the celebration of our 20th Anniversary.

Read the full 2021 Annual Report.

Annual Event: Registration period is open!

After 2 years of online events, we are thrilled to be finally meeting with you on-site for our Annual Event!

It will be organized between 25-27 May in Viareggio (IT), in collaboration with Zefiro.

This on-site event will be an important occassion to network and increase connections among our members, with key notes on how youth can be empowered to build a more inclusive and participatory Europe.

Among all this inspiring activities, we will celebrateYES Forum's 20th Anniversary!

Registration is open until 18th April by filling in this form.

Find here more information about the programme and participating conditions.

Getting involved in European discussions

An important part of our work as a European network is following and participating in debates that, on one hand, affect our activity and in which, on the other hand, we can add value based on our experience. Especially when policymakers are involved in those conversations.

In this sense, YES Forum has participated in three European events during March: the Conference on the Right to Disconnect and Telework, Civil Society Days and the Strategic Dialogue "A comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of poverty: Why aspirations, hope and decisions matter for the delivery of effective services".

Read more

The YES Forum Secretariat

YES Forum
Wagenburgstr. 26 - 28
D-70184 Stuttgart

Tel: +49-711-16 48 92 7
Fax: +49-711-16 48 92 1

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