The last day in the office, the last article. I checked today what I wrote on the first day of my EVS and recalled what were my expectations. And well, I was quite modest with them. The experience I gained, the people I met, the things I tried and places I saw are much better than I could ever imagine. I met hundreds (really!) people, learned how to pack/unpack my backpack in 15 minutes, experienced Czech traditions, learned about our similarities and differences, was impressed by nature and Prague transport, feeding rabbits, laughing, climbing to mountains, singing karaoke, I was an “angel”, I struggled with the Jungle speed, found a new favourite band, went to the opera and so many more things have happened during this year.  

Hard to believe that time flies like a bird for me. I clearly remember my first days at YEE and now I’m about to leave.  It was definitely a unique experience in terms of people I met, the actions I took part in and of course the place where I worked. I really cannot estimate how much I learnt from this internship through the training course “International Environmental Action Days”, getting involved in promoting the STEP project in Sziget festival, many different tasks and an inspiring office team.

The summer is coming to an end and YEE is ready to share its main news in this issue of the e-Newsletter. This time it is all about the Annual Meeting 2017 which took place in July in Helsinki, Finland. Scroll down and find more news and summary about this event together with a photo gallery. We are also happy to present our new Executive Board and member organisations. There are exciting news from YEE and our members - find them below next to official documents approved at the Annual Meeting.

 
You can find the new issue here.

The competition "Environmental challenge accepted" has finished! We received 16 inspiring and diverse entries about environmental actions from different countries. Now it is time to choose the winner! We opened the popular vote - to give voice to everybody who wants to celebrate youth participation!

Check all competition entries and vote until 10 September on the competition page.

You can read more about the project "Environmental challenge accepted" here.

 

 

Take 5 YEE people, travelling from Czech Republic, Germany and Georgia to Budapest to attend the “NGO Island” of one of the biggest festivals in Europe…

…The result? A week of games and discussions about environment and youth participation, meeting interesting people from all around Europe, sharing opinions on sustainable development, discovering how music and culture bring people together, sharing the belief that young people can have the power to raise their voice. Not only for singing along their favourite bands, but also for expressing what they believe in and acting for it.

 
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