Every year, YEE Board and Secretariat meet four times to discuss the ongoing issues of the network and set the direction of the work for the next months.

The second meeting of the Board 2017-2018 took place on 14-16 November 2017 in the ecological center Toulcuv Dvur in Prague, Czech Republic. During these three busy days, the Board and Secretariat had time to get closer to each other through some teambuilding activities, to train their communication and public speaking skills thanks to a training lead by Carmine Rodi, and most of all, to discuss many of the key points of the network.

From 6th to 13th November 2017, 31 young people from 13 different countries joined the training course "Uniting Youth for Ecotourism", which has been organised by YEE and took place in the beautiful ecological centre "Kapraluv Mlyn", right in the Moravian Karst.

The goal of the training was to define the concept of ecotourism from different points of view: which practices can be considered "ecotouristic"? How can ecotourism be beneficial for local communities? How can ecotourism be related with youth participation?

The autumn is in its full swing and we had some busy time in YEE. We are happy to share with you the new issue of our e-Newsletter. As always, you can catch up on news from YEE and our member organisations. We also invite you to read about the results of the project “Environmental challenge accepted” and the first impressions of our new EVS volunteers, Coline and Cristian. Additionally there are also interesting articles on some environmental issues. Enjoy the reading!

Read the new issue here.

YEE attended the third meeting of the project “Environmental Challenge Accepted”, which took place on 27-29 October 2017 in Sigulda, Latvia. The meeting was organised and hosted by BALTA DABA, the coordinating organisation of the project.

On the first day of the meeting each partner organisation presented the outcomes of the environmental actions they organised. The actions included: restoring freshwater pearl mussel habitat (Estonia); creation of nests for birds and reconstruction of bird houses (Latvia); reforestation actions and phytoremediation of the water system (Portugal); water monitoring actions and controlling invasive plant species (Lithuania).

The office of Youth and Environment Europe is happy to open the call for new EVS volunteers.

We are searching for 2 people for the EVS project which will start on 1 September 2018 and last 12 months (until 31 August 2019). It will take place in Prague, Czech Republic.

Before applying, please, read the whole description of the EVS project here.

You can check impressions of the current and previous volunteers from their project in YEE and visit EVS blog to check what volunteers in YEE do.

Check how to apply below.