Winter is definitely here, but YEE does not sleep! We have many things to share at the end of the year: successful projects, the results of the hard work from the recent Board meeting and news from our member organisations who have been very productive. We are also saying goodbye to Roxana, our Networking coordinator, and we want to thank her for contributing so much for YEE. We wish her good luck in all her future adventures! Last but not least, this year we are closing The Right to Be(e) campaign and we want to celebrate all its achievements with you. We wish you happy holidays and an active new year!

 

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Winter is here, and YEE team is about to leave for some well-deserved holidays! We seize this occasion to wish you some joyful holidays and celebrations, and to wish you the best for the year to come!

So here we are. Last day as the Networking Coordinator in YEE…

Sounds familiar? It is the second time I say ‘goodbye’ to YEE but I smile thanks to all the interesting and exciting activities that I’ve been involved in for the past two-and-a-half years in this position in the YEE Secretariat.

Edinburgh, oh wonderful Edinburgh! And Scotland, oh wonderful Scotland. And networking - oh, how full of wonder is networking. :-) That is why YEE (as one of the most established environmental youth networks in Europe) is a member of the EEB (European Environmental Bureau, Europe's largest network of environmental citizens' organisations). And we are still the only youth organisation in the EEB - so did I try to be young and youth when I went to EEB's Annual Event in this wonderful part of Europe, organized in cooperation with a Scottish member (Scottish Environment LINK - again a network). Since YEE is also a board member in the EEB, I participated in all four days of the program - board meeting, conference, AGM (Annual Meeting of General Assembly) and workshop day. Every day another venue, every day different input, and every day another cherry added to this great cake of a city.

On 27th and 28th October 2017, our two EVS volunteers Coline and Cristian took part in the Training Course on Climate Change organised by the European Youth Forum. The high level of participants, the density of the program and the quality of the speakers made the Training Course on Climate Change a precious opportunity to broaden Coline and Cristian`s knowledge on the topic and, above all, to have a first-hand experience of what being an activist means.

The first day was particularly intense and included six different presentations. The Science and Impact of Climate Change was a general but complete scientific overview of the phenomenon which provided a huge amount of information concerning its causes and consequences, the position of scientists (it is always worth to remind that 99% of scientists agree that human activities are the main causes of climate change!), its risks and what can be done to slow it down.

 
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