The autumn is in its full swing and we had some busy time in YEE. We are happy to share with you the new issue of our e-Newsletter. As always, you can catch up on news from YEE and our member organisations. We also invite you to read about the results of the project “Environmental challenge accepted” and the first impressions of our new EVS volunteers, Coline and Cristian. Additionally there are also interesting articles on some environmental issues. Enjoy the reading!

Read the new issue here.

YEE attended the third meeting of the project “Environmental Challenge Accepted”, which took place on 27-29 October 2017 in Sigulda, Latvia. The meeting was organised and hosted by BALTA DABA, the coordinating organisation of the project.

On the first day of the meeting each partner organisation presented the outcomes of the environmental actions they organised. The actions included: restoring freshwater pearl mussel habitat (Estonia); creation of nests for birds and reconstruction of bird houses (Latvia); reforestation actions and phytoremediation of the water system (Portugal); water monitoring actions and controlling invasive plant species (Lithuania).

The office of Youth and Environment Europe is happy to open the call for new EVS volunteers.

We are searching for 2 people for the EVS project which will start on 1 September 2018 and last 12 months (until 31 August 2019). It will take place in Prague, Czech Republic.

Before applying, please, read the whole description of the EVS project here.

You can check impressions of the current and previous volunteers from their project in YEE and visit EVS blog to check what volunteers in YEE do.

Check how to apply below.

YEE is happy to share the report of the study session "Exploring gender equality in environmental projects" which took place on 5-12 March in European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France. In this report you can find the summary of the study session, but also main conclusions and outcomes about the connection between gender equality and gender mainstreaming and environmental youth work. We can already say that there is a connection! Check the report to find out more about.

Report of the study session "Exploring gender equality in environmental projects"

Following our tradition, YEE office team took part in the international World Water Monitoring Challenge, a campaign which aims to raise awareness on water pollution issues and invites people to take part in water monitoring activities.

This year we travelled to Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav, a lovely pair of towns about 30 km northeast from Prague divided by the Elbe river. We chose this location for two reasons: the first, the area is extremely rich in rivers and lakes so that we could monitor four different locations. The second reason is that both towns were absolutely lovely - in particular, the Romanesque St. Wenceslas basilica and the baroque Church of the Assumption of Mary confer the cities a touch of class and elegance - and they are surrounded by luxuriant woods where, in autumn, shades of brown, red, yellow and green create a magnificent atmosphere. We have also been very lucky with the weather: after a misty early morning, the sun began to shine and made our promenade, together with the landscape around us, particularly pleasant.