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Youth Network Event

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

    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
    Eesti Üliõpilaskondade Liit (Federation of Estonian Student Unions)
    ENGSO Youth
    Erasmus Student Network
    Erasmus Student Network Austria
    Euro Youth Mental Health
    Eurodesk Portugal
    European Disability Forum Youth &
    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
    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
    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
    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
    WAGGGS – World Association of Girls Guide and Girls Scout
    WOSM – World Organisation of the Scout Movement
    YES Forum
    YEU Cyprus
    YMCA Europe
    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