We can smell the gingerbread vegetarian cookies and see the twinkling led lights all around... holidays season is here!

We, YEE team, would like to take this chance to thank all our member organisations, volunteers, Board, friends, funders and supporters for a successful 2016. It has been a challenging year, but together we have managed to organise many great projects and campaigns and we have done our bit in making this world a better place to live.

We wish you sustainable winter holidays and we look forward to the New Year 2017 full of exciting projects and inspiring time in nature!

At the end of November, I (Stefan, new External Relations Officer) travelled to Vienna to take part in the International Youth Conference on Environment, Health and Mobility.

More than 70 participants (all youths!) from more than 30 European countries came together to step up and raise the voice of the young people when it comes to a healthier environment for all of us in Europe and the whole world.

In late September, Stefan (new External Relations Officer) participated in EEB's Annual Events in Austria near Vienna.
The EEB (European Environmental Bureau) is Europe's largest federation of environmental organisations and the “environmental voice of European citizens”.
From 25-28 September about 50 people from all over Europe and very different organisations came together to decide on EEB's future and work focus as well as to meet each other to exchange knowledge, motivation and contacts.
Since we are one of only two youth organisations in the EEB pool, Stefan gave his best to represent the ideas and expertise of young people and especially of YEE.

This year two representatives of YEE attended the General Assembly of the European Youth Forum (YFJ). It took place on 16-20 November 2016 in a small village Kamchia located close to Varna, Bulgaria, the European Youth Capital 2017.

Natalia Luchko (Main Coordinator) and Jovana Mirjanić (Project Officer) represented YEE at this event.

On 8-9 December 2016 YEE had the pleasure to organise, in Prague, the 5th project meeting of STEP - Societal and political engagement of young people in environmental issues. The 14 project partners gathered to discuss the project’s progress on the project’s work packages, the upcoming launch of the STEP e-participation platform and the action plan for the following months.