The Summer edition of YEE e-Newsletter is ready! It is filled with exciting news from our member organisations: they were busy with river protection actions, helping the bees, greening up cities and much more. YEE has plenty of news to share as well! Read below about some changes in our office, preparations for the Annual Meeting, youth exchange “Postcards from Nature” and summary of the campaign “Right to Be(e)”. We also invite you to take part in the survey about our website and a new photo competition from Office Cuisine!

You can find the new issue here.

Hi to everyone,

I am Oguz from Turkey, the new intern of YEE. Now I am a senior student in the department of economics and will be graduating after the summer. Because of my father’s job (he was a colonel) we were moving a lot in Turkey but finally settled in Ankara.

In the last two and half years, my life and the things what I do have been changing in a different way. Being a participant in some youth exchanges, doing an internship abroad, working and earning my own money, helped me to discover myself and to realize what I am living for in this life. These experiences were full of people, memories, conversations and of course understanding how amazing cultural diversity is.

Do you visit YEE website often? Have some suggestions for its improvement? Now it is your chance to share your opinion with us!

At the moment we are working on updating YEE website - to make it more useful and easy to navigate for anyone interested in the work of our network. And that is why we invite all our visitors to help us make the website even better.

If you want to share your opinion on YEE website (the things you like and some things which you think could be improved), please fill in this short online survey until 30 June 2017.

Any contribution is more than welcome!

On 29-30 May 2017 the STEP project partners gathered in Siderno, Italy, for the 6th STEP project meeting. YEE was, once again, represented there by the Networking Coordinator and the Secretary General.

This time, the meeting’s agenda focused on the STEP e-participation platform, which has already been launched in the 5 pilot partners: Hatay Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey), Region of Crete (Greece), Comune di Sant'Agata del Bianco (Italy), Ajuntament de Mollet del Valles (Spain), Ayuntamiento de Valdemoro (Spain). Several young people and policy makers tested the platform already and downloaded the STEP app.

Jim said: This is the end, beautiful friend.
Kurt said: This isn't the end, you know, nothing ever is, nothing ever will be - not even Judgment Day.

What’s all this (nonsense?) about, you might ask. As it happens, a year ago on this day I was packing my bags in Slovenia, preparing to leave for Prague. Now, today, I’m sitting behind the computer, writing my last blog (swansong?), wrapping up my EVS.