YEU and Partners
It is summer and the weather in Brussels, not often but still, supports outdoors activities and events. Besides having partner organizations supporting and being there for YEU for its' 30th Birthday, YEU also got to be present during events run by our partners.
On the 29th of June 2016, Tamara Gojkovic (Secretary General) and Panagiotis Chatzimichail (Policy Officer) attended the LifeLongLearning Platform Summer Reception. There, they had the chance to talk with various representatives of Brussels based INGOs and also with the new Director of LLL Platform, Brikena Xhomaqi. Based on these discussions, YEU Secretary General and Policy officer, had a meeting with the Director of the Platform to discuss more on the role of YEU within the Network and also how the Network supports and works with its members. The discussion, which took place on the 29th of July was very fruitful and gave a full perspective for YEU to be more active and focus on the work produced within the Platform.
At the same time, AEGEE hosted the Exchange Group Meeting with the member organizations discussing topics of the Forum and the group. YEU was there present, giving vital input and having important discussions with the other partners on how to make our work better and also at the same time empower more the Forum.
More on AEGEE, YEU was once more present during their Summer Reception which took place on the 20th of July 2016. Members of the YEU Convention and members of GB, Office and PET, were present there to represent YEU and also to meet other partners during the Reception. YEU was happy to see all the work made by AEGEE, but also the fact that we as IYNGOs collaborate in various projects and initiatives, like for example GREAT project.
Moreover, YEU is currently developing further on Policy and Advocacy as organization and network which is based in Brussels. Based on this fact, YEU Policy officer, Panagiotis Chatzimichail had several meetings with other organizations for exchange of best practices and also to understand how other entities function when it comes to the specific fields of policy and advocacy. Firstly, the Policy Officer met Valentina Pomatto (Advocacy and Projects Co-ordinator) from EEE-YFU on the 4th of July. Second meeting was with Elisa Briga (Advocacy Co-ordinator) from EFIL, after the Exchange Group meeting. During these discussion, the talks focused on structures, organizational attitudes and practices which can help YEU to promote specific values and work that has developed thought the actions we perform.