Prepare! Laying the groundwork for equal employment
In 2018 EYFA supported 11 small-scale workshops and trainings. Flexible one-off support to develop and create the skills to identify intersecting discriminations, economic exclusion, and how to access their social rights to employment remains our priority in this activity. More about this project.
Unite! Young women* exploring labour rights
This international youth exchange took place in Wojtowice (Poland) and was dedicated to young women* (including a variety of identities, e.g. transgender, gender non-conforming people, cis-women – but no cis-male people). More details about this project.
Organize! Youth workers developing participatory alternatives
This youth gathering brought together 31 participants involved in workers cooperatives or mutual spaces. Taking place in Milano, Italy from the 5th to the 11th of October, participants came together to exchange experiences and learn how to better self-organise their collective work. More details about this project.
This series of 14 workshops provided one-off quick responses to relevant topics as they emerged among European grassroots youth groups for a total of 151 participants. More details about the project here.
Empowerment through Collaboration: Young feminists shaping inclusive paths to peace in the Caucasus and beyond
This young feminist youth gathering brought together 30 participants from conflict-affected regions. Taking place in Yereghnadzor, Armenia from the 1st to the 7th of July, participants came together to share their experience, perspectives as well as enabling networking. It also initiated a process of the creation of a workshop and recommendations for an anti-war campaign. More details about the project here.
Solidarity in Action: Building creative alliances against war
This international youth gathering brought together 28 grassroots activists from 12 countries. Taking place in Potsdam, Germany from the 1st to the 8th of September, participants explored the root and interconnected causes of war, migration, and ecological destruction. More about the project here.
This series of 12 workshops provided one-off quick responses to relevant topics as they emerged among European grassroots youth groups for a total of 165 participants. More details about the project here.
This international training brought together 25 young participants from Eastern Europe. Taking place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from the 17th to the 23rd of May, participants came together to build their own skills in combating right-wing extremism and facilitating further workshops on the topic for grassroots youth activists. More details about the project here.
This international anti-fracking gathering brought together young grassroots environmental activists from ten countries. Taking place just outside of Victoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country from the 13th to the 19th of July, participants came together to push for a Europe-wide fracking ban and to challenge other false energy solutions presented in their different local contexts.More details about the project here.
This youth exchange brought together young environmental activists and alternative youth communities. Taking place in Warsaw, Poland from the 20th to the 26th of May, participants exchanged skills in hands-on practical alternatives to environmental injustice. More details about the project here.
The gathering brought together women* from eleven countries to learn about topics connected to feminism and environmental justice. Taking place in Kyiv, Ukraine from 17th to the 23rd of April, participants shared ideas on strategy building, consensus decision making, campaigning and tools for action. More details about the project here.
Youth Exchange “ Europe and its borders” – strengthening the local engagement for the support of Refugees” Between the 01.and 12th April 15, EYFA took part as partner in a youth exchange. We brought people active in refugee support from Berlin to meet with young people in Vienna. More details about the project here. More details about the project here.
The Book Calais, Calais is based on the impression and experience from Amy Non, an activist who stayed in Calais along the first half of 2014.
As a personal field report it is a complement to fact based reports about Calais and provides a lively story about the personal situation that Migrants and Activist are experiencing in the daily live of Calais. It will be used to prepare and inform the readers in a literate and sometimes poetic way. More details about the project here.
The youth meeting “Taking our lives back: Community Organising against exclusion and precarity” took place in Cordoba, Spain between the 20th and 27th October 2014 and brought together 22 young housing activists from different countries in Europe. The main theme of the youth meeting was “Organising the Community – from exclusion and precarity towards alternative ways out of the crisis”. More details about the project here.
This youth exchange in Novi Sad brought together young refugees and solidarity activists from Central/Eastern Europe to share experiences, develop inclusive group processes, exchange knowledge & skills, take symbolic community action and discuss further European-wide collaboration. More details about the project here.
In the second half of the year, EYFA coordinated several groups from various European countries in the creation and translation of training materials on topics such as consensus and facilitation, strategy, anti-oppression and direct action. These materials along with other resources are available via the Skillsharing Portal, an easy-to-access multilingual online platform. More details about the project here.
EYFA organized a skill-share camp in Rosia Montana, Romania. The camp focused on empowering young people empowering themselves to be active on issues of social and environmental justice. Young activists from all over Europe attended trainings and workshops, exchanged experiences, networked and made plans for the future. More details about the project here.
During the first half of the year, EYFA supported the creation and translation of anti-racist educational materials. The materials were created and edited by groups and activists based in Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary, and have been compiled on the multilingual, Ignite! online toolkit. The toolkit focuses on the continued persecution, stigmatisation and oppression faced by Roma individuals and communities in Europe. The materials concentrate on actively promoting social change towards ending racism and Romaphobia. More details about the project here.
Participants from 6 European countries attended a week-long youth exchange to explore the past and present discriminatory practices within Europe and the positions adopted by various European institutions, with a focus on the marginalization and stigmatization of Roma individuals and communities. More details about the project here.
Youth activists attended this week-long forum in Kiev, bringing together a wide range of experiences and knowledge, in order to connect and create stronger networks and alliances. More details about the project here.
An international youth gathering took place as part of the wider Anti-Nuclear Camp in the Polish village of Lubiatowo to explore energy politics and direct democracy. More details about the project here.
A course addressing the challenges facing young activists and activist groups working to create social change. The course welcomed youth participants to discuss, explore and develop personal skills to remain sustainable as they work to create social change, even in the face of great obstacles. More details about the project here.
For ten days, this project gathered participants from various countries around Europe to explore how to develop effective campaigns and events using art-activism skills alongside the Permaculture design model. More details about the project here.
This was a week-long youth exchange focused on participants from Eastern Europe, active in social and environmental justice groups. The week was designed as a ‘training-for-trainers’ event, allowing participants to then share their knowledge by training others. More details about the project here.
“Understanding Discrimination, Building Community: Exploring Europe’s Past and Present to Create Our Future Together” was a week-long youth exchange focused around issues of discrimination and European community. More details about the project here.
This meeting brought together youth participants to share experiences, discuss and build new strategies in response to issues of racism, nationalism and discrimination (homophobia, sexism, economic, religious, etc.) that they face in their local contexts. More details about the project here.
This week-long training was about sharing skills and experiences amongst participants, mainly on participatory decision-making processes, building up tools for working in grassroots groups and organising actions, as well as general capacity-building. More details about the project here.
A youth climate meeting held around the UNFCCC COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen. Its aim was to focus attention around the social dimension of climate change, develop ideas around “climate justice” and be a platform for young people to participate at the negotiations. More details about the project here.
A week of sustainable living in Belgium, near the Dutch border. Around 400 people, most of them young activists, gathered to hold and participate in over 50 workshops, public actions and events, organising themselves in non-hierarchical structures and living together in a comfortable but low-impact way. More details about the project here.
A week-long training course to strengthen, particularly CEE, young activists’ competences in self-organisation and non-hierarchical decision-making. More details about the project here.
Strengthening youth networks and inter-regional exchange in the field of environmental sustainability. More details about the project here.
Fostering self-empowerment and self-organization among CIS youth. More details about the project here.
Empowering young women through art and technology. More details about the project here.