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Following the European Council decision of the 24th November 2009, 2011 will be the European Year of Voluntary Activities Promoting Active Citizenship. The overall purpose of the European Year shall be to encourage and support - notably through the exchange of experience and good practices - the efforts of the Community, the Member States, local and regional authorities to create the conditions for civil society conducive to volunteering in the European Union (EU) and to increase the visibility of voluntary activities in the EU.

The deadline to register for the 3rd meeting of the AER Youth Regional Network "YRN's Take on Youth Employment - in Times of Economic Crisis" has been extended to 1 December 2009.

The meeting will take place between 10-12 December 2009 in Paris (Ile-de-France, France) at the premises of Paris.

For further information as well as for information paper and practical information, please go to:

The Youth Action Grants program, 20 youth-led initiatives in 12 countries will expand the impact of their social change work. The grants, ranging from US$7,500-$10,000, will support youth-led projects such as efforts to influence the legislative agenda in Kenya, equip disadvantaged women in the Philippines with income-generating skills, and raise awareness of solutions to climate change.

Dear YEE Member Organizations,

With the start of the new year, as part of YEE restructuring and trying to make it more efficient and reaching out to more Member Organizations, Youth and Environment Europe is initiating an External Relations Pool of Representatives in order to assist the ER Officer to perform his/her duties in order to better serve the needs of the Federation.

The External Relations Representatives would be able to help the ER Officer execute her/his responsibilities by attending various international events on behalf of YEE, exchanging useful information, discussing different matters of relevance to them.

YouthNetworks blog released
We are pleased to tell you YouthNetworks has launched a blog for youth organizations and their youngsters interested in International projects and activities. In this newsletter we will give you more information about the new blog and its highlights. Are you curious to see the blog? Check out:!

Help to improve the YouthNetworks blog
We just started the blog, so it's still in it's building phase. The YouthNetworks-team is working hard to create an informative and fun blog for you all. However we need your help! We request to share your ideas, suggestions and creative contributions to inspire us to improve the blog. Beside that we also call for comments on the posts to make the blog interactive. Another way to help making a success of the blog is to create a link on your homepage to We appreciate your efforts en help!