Last week YEE organised and took part in the ecomapping of its office. Ecomapping is a tool of environmental management which helps individuals and organisations find out about the environmental impact of different elements in a certain space, identify problems and propose practical solutions to solve them.
Last week, on 13-14 November 2014 the Info Day on EU Funding for Youth Organisations took place in Brussels. The event was organised by the European Youth Forum. Youth and Environment Europe attended the event, represented by its Secretary General.
The main objectives of the event were to provide an overview of the main EU funding programmes for youth organisations and to provide a space for exchange between them and the European Commission.
The main aim of the gathering was youth civic engagement. Youth and Environment Europe was invited to take part in the gathering. YEE Secretary General and EVS volunteers attended the gathering and took part in the discussion panel "Youth leadership". They shared their experience on how YEE helps young people to be civically engaged and empowers them to take initiative and start their own projects.
The YEE office team took part in the World Water Monitoring Day, the international event that aims to raise awareness towards the protection of water resources. YEE participates in the event every year and collects important data from different rivers and lakes in the Czech Republic.
This year we organised a trip to Nymburk, on the 6th of November, to test the water of rivers Labe and Velké Valy and the lake next to the small village Písty. Nymburk is a small town located 45 km east of Prague, which has several water resources, most of them originating from the river Labe.