The main goal of YEE Newsletter is to publish your reports and pictures from activities you organised, plans for future, calls for partners, articles about environmental topics, about issues your organisations are dealing with or presentation of your organisation.

In 2011 our Newsletter became e-Newsletter!

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Lira Hakani Profile PictureHow old are you?

I was born in 1986, so I am 28 years old.

Where do you live?

I live in Tirana, the Capital of Albania.

What do you do?

I have graduated in Biology and now I am working in an Environmental NGO in Tirana.

Which YEE Member Organization do you belong to? What are its main activities?

I belong to the Environmental Center for Development Education and Networking (EDEN center). It is an environmental NGO that bases its work on four main pillars: Environmental Education, Environmental Management Practices, Public Information and Participation, Capacity Building. EDEN center is focused on informing and raising the awareness of people about problematic environmental issues. EDEN center believes that sustainable development and a healthy environment is possible.

DSC 5499How old are you?

23 - I was born in May 1991.

Where do you live?

Right now I am in the last weeks of my year abroad, living currently in a swampy National Park in Estonia. Soon I'll be moving back to a small German town called Greifswald, located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Though I was born and raised in Frankfurt (Main). 

What do you do (studies, work, etc)?

I study "Landscape Ecology & Nature Conservation – International". It is based on bio- and geosciences, supplemented by the fields of law, economics, ethics and land use. A mandatory year of studying and working abroad is included, too.

In my leisure time I usually do some sports, meet friends, do voluntary work, enjoy doing nothing at all with a good book or music, travel around and much more.

I come from a small city called Delvinë, located in the southern part of Albania. The city itself is surrounded by mountains and hills. The highest mountain is Sopoti , and the nature is just mesmerizing. The economy is based on agriculture and farming, medicinal plants , all of this activities which are so closely related to the soil, to nature.

Youth and Environment Europe attended the meeting organized by the European Youth Foundation in the European Youth Center in Strasbourg from 11 to 14 of March 2014.

It was on the 8th of September 2013 when I was coming home from Cluj-Napoca in some friends' car and they were wondering if they would have time to get to the protest in Bucharest. I asked them "What protest?" and they told me the entire story.

Over the last 5 years YEE has organized and participated in so many international projects that the descriptions of all of them would never fit in one article.

Instead we will try to give general overview of what kind of projects we organise and work with.

Last year we celebrated 30 years of YEE. Members and old friends share their wishes:

Short Stories from the YEE office in Prague

The first YEE office was based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It later moved to Utrech in the Netherlands and finally to Prague, Czech Republic in 1998.

The General Secretary, Main Coordinator and two EVS volunteers work from an urban eco center called Toulcův dvůr. They are joined by the office cat Knedlík.

YEE Office

Pictured above: Jesus, Gosia (former EVS and Main Coordinator), Natasha, Knedlik the cat, Mercedes and Jess.


Over last five years (2008 – 2013) YEE saw a lot of interesting publications produced for the network.
Some of our publications are regular (like e-Newsletter) and some are connected with a specific topic or project.
In this article you can see how our publications changed and evolved over the five year period.

In an earlier issue of YEE Members News (December 2012), we were allowed to report for the first time on our Natuur 2000 bat project "Fort Oelegem", situated in the surroundings of Antwerp.
This project celebrates its 30th anniversary this year (2014). The start of it was already special, as our yearly January bat count revealed Fort Oelegem being the most important bat hibernation site in Flanders.

In the June 2013 YEE invited you to participate in the international protests that happened in Germany this summer: Reclaim the Fields and Climate Camps and also the Reclaim the Power Tour. Now we publish the results.

 InYouth Ukraine is a Ukrainian NGO founded in February 2012. Composed of 20 members, the majority of them  are students aged 18 – 23 years old.