Besides numerous festivities, Christmas markets and holiday preparations, the end of the year was also full of activities focused on future YEE projects.

Between the 20th and 23rd of December preparatory team gathered in Budapest to work on the upcoming study session “Exploring gender equality in environmental projects”. The meeting took place at the European Youth Centre Budapest.

YEE are happy to present our new publication - "Be(e) the change - Guide on campaigning"! This booklet was developed as a follow-up of the training course "Be(e) the change". It was created for all young environmental enthusiasts who want to organise a campaign, but feel that they would like to learn more about successful campaigning. Inside you will find chapters which explore different aspects of the campaign: definition of the campaign, planning a campaign strategy, fundraising, communication and evaluation.

Find the booklet here.

YEE would like to wish you happy holidays and share some interesting news! In this issue you can find updates from our projects, news from member organisations and their activities, EVS volunteers’ reflections on their experience with local Czech traditions and reports from external events. Check out what actions have been organised in the frame of Change Climate Change campaign, look at the call for actions and join us!

You can find the new issue here

In the end of December we would like to present to you “Best recipes”. The booklet is a summary of one year of recipe competitions which were held in the frame of YEE’s ongoing project “Office Cuisine”.

Throughout 2016, we organised seasonal vegetarian recipe competitions. For winter, spring, summer and autumn people from all over Europe had sent us their favourite vegetarian recipes. Thus we received 14 recipes from 9 countries. This competitions aimed to promote healthy eating habits, the significance of food diversity around the world and the intercultural value shared within YEE network. Each season we chose winners but all of the recipes are too good to be lost, so now you can try it all and choose your favourite!

We can smell the gingerbread vegetarian cookies and see the twinkling led lights all around... holidays season is here!

We, YEE team, would like to take this chance to thank all our member organisations, volunteers, Board, friends, funders and supporters for a successful 2016. It has been a challenging year, but together we have managed to organise many great projects and campaigns and we have done our bit in making this world a better place to live.

We wish you sustainable winter holidays and we look forward to the New Year 2017 full of exciting projects and inspiring time in nature!