With the 12th of August as the International Youth Day, STEP awards Youth involvement throughout this month. We invite young people across Europe to STEP up and make their opinions known at EU level!

How? By joining the STEP contest!

There are 3 simple steps to follow to participate in the contest:

Ready to make a STEP closer to e-participation? Join us in Budapest!

YEE will be present in the NGO Island of Sziget Festival, which will take place in Budapest from 9 to 15 August 2017.

Throughout the week, the YEE team will organise activities that aim to promote youth participation and e-participation in environmental issues, but also to raise environmental awareness on topics such as sustainable development or climate change.

In the beginning of July Luonto-Liitto, with support of YEE, organised the training course “International Environmental Action Days”. The training course took place in wonderful natural protected area Uutela in the beautiful house Meriharju in Helsinki, Finland.

For one week, from 8 to 14 July 2017, young people from different countries gathered together to train their skills in campaigning. Organisers prepared full and interesting programme: every day participants had a chance to meet with experts of different fields, strengthen new skills during practical workshops, try their creativity while making videos and as the culmination of the week, to work out the concept of the campaign on the topic they are concerned about.  

YEE is happy to invite all interested young people to apply for our new training course "International Environmental Action Days"!

The training course will take place on 6-13 November 2017 in Kapraluv Mlyn, Ochoz u Brna, Czech Republic. With this training course we would like to explore how young people can exercise active citizenship while developing ecotourism projects in their local communities. Please follow this link to read more about the project.

YEE left one more Annual Meeting behind with the member organisations, YEE secretariat and Executive Board members. The meeting provided an opportunity to review and to evaluate what YEE has done all year long and also discuss future plans for its next projects and activities.

 In 2017, the meeting took place from 14th to 16th July in Meriharju Nature House in Helsinki, Finland with 34 participants from over 15 different countries. They participated in a variety of sessions which included discussions, peer to peer communication, evaluations, energizers and presentations.