International Youth Day 2019

International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.

International Youth Day is observed annually on August 12th. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. During IYD, concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world.

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Four young people who presented Youth European Society were part of Training Course “„Entrepreneurial mindset through social innovation in youth work” in Pristina, Kosovo between 4 to 13 July.

Four young people who presented Youth European Society were part of Training Course “„Entrepreneurial mindset through social innovation in youth work” in Pristina, Kosovo between 4 to 13 July.

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Three volunteers from YES took part in a training course in Tirana, Albania

Three volunteers from the Youth European Society Association took part in a Videmocracy training course in Tirana, Albania, between June 7th and June 14th.

The main purpose of the course was to introduce young people to democracy, civil society and various methods by which democracy can be depicted – through simulations, videos, paintings, games, etc. The methods that have been used have given and will enable young people in the future to develop their capacity and critical thinking in the society in which they live. The participants were from Albania (host), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

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Europe Day

Europe Day is the name of two annual observance days, 5 May by the Council of Europe and 9 May by the European Union, which recognize the peace and prosperity within Europe that both have achieved since their formation.

The first recognition of Europe Day was by the Council of Europe, introduced in 1964. The European Union later started to celebrate its own European Day in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration, leading it to be referred to by some as “Schuman Day”. Both days are celebrated by displaying the Flag of Europe. Read more

Youth sector in danger

❗️Youth sector in danger❗️

The Council of Europe is dealing with a high-scale budget crisis as a consequence of the political crisis in the organisation. Recently, a contingency plan was proposed by the Secretary General’s Office on how to deal with it. The suggestion is to end the financing of the Organisation’s youth sector activities from the Ordinary Budget as of 1 January 2021.
Find more information here: http://tiny.cc/9ii65y

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Youth European Society wins a project under Erasmus+ programme

Youth European Society wins a project “Mission: Youth Employment” under Erasmus+ programme.

The project “Mission: Youth employment” aims to help young people and particularly those of them who are at risk of being excluded from the labor market and those facing barriers at starting first job, finding new one, to get information and acquire knowledge, skills and competences through the methods of non-formal education, needed for smooth and successful transition to the labor market. Main activites will be held in Bansko, Bulgaria.

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Four volunteers from YES took part in training course under project Videmocracy

Fom 3rd of April till 11th of April, four young people, who presented YES, were part of a “Videmocracy” training course in Durres, Albania. Other participating countries included representatives from Albania (host), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. The main objective of the course was to introduce young people to the types of democracy, the methods by which democracy can be depicted – through simulations, videos, paintings, games, etc. The methods that have been used have given and will enable young people in the future to develop their capacity and critical thinking in the society in which they live.

During each training day, the youngsters were able to share their ideas that were related to the project theme, as well as many of them related to their future development as regards the better development of democracy in each country. Last but not least – the bulgarian youths managed to create many multinational friendships and enriched their multicultural knowledge.

YES took part in kick-off meeting under project Entrepreneurial mindset through social innovation in youth work – EMSI-YW

“Youth European Society” participated in a kick-off meeting under project Entrepreneurial Mindset through Social Innovation in Youth Work – EMSI-YW, co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme. The project aims to increase the capacity of the consortium in Europe on entrepreneurship and innovation, the transfer of know-how and to address key issues of interest to young people today. To increase the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities by providing them with skills and competences in the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship and education.

During the coordination meeting, the schedule of the project activities, the role of each partner, as well as the partnership agreements were also discussed.

European Solidarity Corps – Quality label

Dear colleagues and partners,
We are pleased to announce that as of February 5, 2019, Youth European Society is accredited with a Quality Label for Volunteering, a role of a host and a supportive organization. The reference number is: 2019-1-BG01-ESC52-061244. We will be happy to be your partner in implementing future projects from the European Solidarity Corps.

order to participate in the European Solidarity Corps volunteering, traineeships and job activities, organisations are required to obtain a Quality Label.

This is required to ensure compliance of the participating organisations with the principles and objectives of the European Solidarity Corps, as regards their responsibilities during all stages of solidarity activities. All organisations holding a Quality Label gain access to the European Solidarity Corps database.

For further details, please refer to the European Solidarity Corps Guide.

 

YES took part in kick-off meeting under project “Videmocracy” in Durres, Albania

On February 1-4 2019, our project manager Aleksandar Petkov took part  the kick-off meeting in Durrës for Videmocracy project, which is a project co-funded by European Comission under Erasmus+ Programme.

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