The newly elected YEE Board and YEE Secretariat met for the second Physical Board Meeting (PBM), which took place at the eco-center Toulcův Dvůr in Prague between the 3rd and 6th December.
YEE Annual Meeting took place in ecological centre Toulcův Dvůr in Prague, Czech Republic from 30th August to 1st September 2016. 31 delegates participated in a varied programme comprised of presentations, discussions and votings.
Training course "Be(e) the change" took place between 23-30 August 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic. 32 participants of 14 partner organisations from 13 countries gathered in the ecological centre Toulcův Dvůr to share their experiences in campaigning and to improve their skills in organising future environmental educational campaigns.
On 5 - 8 March YEE Board and office met for the Physical Board Meeting. This time the meeting took place in Kapraluv Mlyn, the scout center located in beautiful nature close to the city of Brno. The Board and office all came together to discuss and plan the future projects and activities in the organisation.
From 29 October to 1 November, Toulcuv Dvur and the YEE office were happy to be the host to the second physical board meeting or 2015, and the first with the new board. From 29 October to 1 November, Toulcuv Dvur and the YEE office were happy to be the host to the second physical board meeting this year, and the first with the new board. Four months after the new Executive Board was selected, they all came together in the ecological center in Prague, so that they discuss how they have adapted to their respective positions in the past months. Also, another important reason for the physical board meeting was to plan the upcoming projects and activities in the organisation.
The training course "How to be a green entrepreneur" took place from 12 to 20 October 2015 in Toulcuv Dvur, Prague, Czech Republic, and it gathered 23 participants from 11 partner organisations coming from 10 different countries. The TC "How to be a green entrepreneur" is part of the long-term project "Green Entrepreneurship" and it aimed to train and inspire young people with green start-up ideas and help them start and develop their own green business.
The main aim of the project was to bring young people together to exchange experience and knowledge about waste management in various European countries.
The aim of the youth exchange was to provide a space for participants to share and develop their creative skills in order to create environmental projects to support their organisations and communities.
Training course "Give international dimension to your project", took place on 12-17 July 2015 in Toulcuv Dvur, Prague, Czech Republic. Young people from 17 different Member Organisations of YEE participated.
YEE's Annual Meeting 2015 took place 17 - 19 July in Toulcuv Dvur, Czech Republic. 36 representatives of the YEE network met together to check the work of the network. The General Assembly voted to approve the budget, strategies and changes in statutes.
On May 8, while most of Czech Republic took a day off due to a public holiday, around twenty people were part of Tamjdem and YEE's volunteering action at the ecological centre Toulcuv Dvur in Prague. The idea behind this action was to contribute to the upkeep of the centre, using volunteer's effort and skills. At the same time, another reason for organising this type of activity was that the participants could gain not only new experiences in return, but also new friendships and sets of competences.
The training course "Supporting youth creating green start-ups" took place on 16-24 April 2015 in Valeri, Asturias, in the north of Spain. It gathered 22 participants from 9 partner organisations coming from 8 different countries (Czech Republic, Spain, Latvia, Croatia, Portugal, Romania, Hungary, Poland). Participants were young entrepreneurs, youth workers and coordinators from the partner organisations. This training course was the first stage of the long term project "Green Entrepreneurship". During this TC, participants started planning the next stage of the project: local workshops link to the topic of green start-ups for young people in their community or region.
The training course "Environmental Training for Eco-Trainers" (ET4ET), took place in Wiek (Rügen), Germany from 20-28 March 2015, and gathered 35 youth workers or active members from youth and environmental organisations of 12 different countries. The target group were participants with an environmental and/or educational backgrounds (through studies or work) and experiences in training courses and international projects who are actively involved in an environmental NGO and who want to become trainers.
From 13 to 16 February 2015, YEE Executive Board and Secretariat met in the ecological farm Toulcuv Dvur for the Physical Board Meeting. During the event we tackled issues such as the Working Plan 2015, the Short-term Strategies, Communication, strategy design and many more. It was also a good opportunity to start planning the YEE Annual Meeting 2015, propose new ideas and do some team-building activities.
On the 6th of November 2014 YEE tested the water in the rivers Labe and Velké Valy in Nymburk and the lake near the small village Pisty. This activity was part of the international event World Water Monitoring Day, which aims to raise awareness towards the protection of water resources.
The youth exchange "In love with energy efficiency" took place in Tirana and Himara (Albania) from 7 to 15 of October 2014. It gathered 23 participants from YEE's member organisations from 5 different countries: Czech Republic, Albania, Spain, Poland and Moldova. Participants shared knowledge and learned more about energy efficiency and the role of young people in this issue.
YEE Annual Meeting 2014 took place in Valmiera, Latvia from 15th to 17th of August.
Training course "Follow-up and impact in international projects", took place on 8-15 August 2014 in Valmiera, Latvia. Young people from 15 different member organisations of YEE participated.
YEE and Tamjdem worked together in Toulcuv Dvur, collecting the grass for compost, peeling the logs or taking nails out of them. After successfully completing the tasks, we participated in a scavenger hunt and relaxed by the fireplace.
The project was organised together by YEE and Young Researchers of Serbia. It focused on various techniques and methods of environmental education and involved a lot of practical exercises.
Youth in Action programme
of the European Union
European Youth Foundation
of the Council of Europe