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.