Youth Network Event: Creating things together!
Who thought networking is not possible during a pandemic? The 2021 edition of the Youth Network Event took place online, on 25 and 26 February with several youth organisations joining from all across Europe.
Co-creation was at the heart of the Youth Network Event. Youth organisations from all over the EU – especially local and regional ones, and those focusing on disadvantaged youth – got a chance to gather and meet up with the Youth Outreach Unit of the European Parliament. New ideas to support young people were discussed. The event focused also on concrete projects to turn these concepts into reality. In a fully participatory format, the 81 participants reflected on what has worked well and on what needs to be done differently or better.
Various working sessions brought up a variety of topics for discussion. These included the implementation of local activities, the organisation of projects to empower rural communities, minorities and people with disabilities, the simplification of language and the redesign of communication channels.
For the participants, the event was a perfect occasion to contribute in shaping the future strategy of the Parliament for working with young people and to improve collaboration between large and smaller organisations.
The Youth Network Event is now a fixed annual appointment as part of the European Parliament youth offer.
If you were a participant, do not forget to join the Youth Network Facebook group to be in touch!
List of participating organisations
Asociacion Amigos de Europa
Asociación de jóvenes musulmanes en Valencia (AJMV)
Asociatia Be You
Asociatia Tineri pentru Comunitate Bistrita
Associação Spin/Euro Youth Mental Health
Bringing Europeans Together Association Europe
Club “The House” youth for united Europe
Community Council for education
Croatian Youth Network
Eesti Üliõpilaskondade Liit (Federation of Estonian Student Unions)
Erasmus Student Network
Erasmus Student Network Austria
Euro Youth Mental Health
European Disability Forum Youth & duo2competences.eu
European Educational Exchanges – Youth For Understanding (EEE-YFU)
European Regional Office WOSM
European Students’ Union
European Youth Forum (YFJ)
European Youth Parliament
Finlands National Youth Council
Flemish Youth Council – Vlaamse Jeugdraad
French-German Youth Office
Girl Guides Association of Cyprus
International Youth Health Organization
JEF Finland (Eurooppanuoret)
Klaipeda Association of Youth Organizations “Round Table” (KLAS)
Klaipėda youth organizations association Round table
Latvian Scout and Guide Central Organization
Moldavia Cultural Association
My country? Europe
Nova Debate – Sociedade de Debate da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Parlament dětí a mládeže města Ostravy (PDMMO)
Political Science Student Club at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Re-Generation (Y)outh Think tank
Romanian Youth Council (CTR)
SLOAM, Slovenian Youth Agency
Sustainable Development Forum Green Window
TDM 2000 International
The Network of Youth Engagement in Katerini
The Polish Forum of Young Diplomats
United Nations University – CRIS
WAGGGS – World Association of Girls Guide and Girls Scout
WOSM – World Organisation of the Scout Movement
Young Europeans Aberdeen/Young Europeans UK
Young improvers for youth development
Youth Council of Opatija
Youth council of the municipality of Valmadrera (LC) – Italy
Youth for Exchange and Understanding International
Youth Peace Ambassadors Network – Libre-pensadores de La Sierra de Madrid