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
AEGEE-Europe – Agora Aveiro – 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 – DYPALL Network – EduEra – Eesti Üliõpilaskondade Liit (Federation of Estonian Student Unions) – ENGSO Youth – Erasmus Student Network – Erasmus Student Network Austria – Euro Youth Mental Health – EURODESK – Eurodesk Portugal – 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 – EYCA – Finlands National Youth Council – Flemish Youth Council – Vlaamse Jeugdraad – Foróige – French-German Youth Office – GaragErasmus – Geoclube-youth organization – Girl Guides Association of Cyprus – International Youth Health Organization – JEF Europe – 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 – MyUtopia – 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 – Projekt Sex – Re-Generation (Y)outh Think tank – Romanian Youth Council (CTR) – SLOAM, Slovenian Youth Agency – SpunOut.ie – 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 – Venice Calls – Viziunea – WAGGGS – World Association of Girls Guide and Girls Scout – WOSM – World Organisation of the Scout Movement – YES Forum – YEU Cyprus – YMCA Europe – YouAct – 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