YEU celebrating birthday at the COMEM!
This May found representatives from 98 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organizations participating in the COMEM of the European Youth Forum that took place in Antwerp. The COMEM is the Council of the Members of the Forum which meets once a year (something similar to our YEU General Assembly). YEU was represented there by the YEU President, Berto Buffi, and I was privileged to come as a second delegate.
For me, it was an interesting experience from different perspectives. Firstly, it gave me a better understanding of the way the Forum, which unites most of the national platforms and the youth international organizations, functions and how the youth leaders influence the policy-making in Europe. Secondly, it gave me better insight on the way the YEU manages its General Assembly and gave me the possibility to compare it with the similar event of the Forum. And thirdly, it provided me with the opportunity to meet prominent youth leaders who are volunteering on a daily basis, investing their time and efforts to youth work.
YEU, as you know, is celebrating its 30th birthday this year! So, thank to the brilliant idea of Berto and with the support of Marko and Triin, the joy of the YEU’s birthday was shared with the participants of the COMEM!!! We had 3 huge cakes and a few of bottles of champagne which were gladly accompanied by birthday song dedicated to the YEU!
YEU International GB Vice-President