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Interview with Peter Matjašič, President of YFJ

He is the president of the European Youth Forum (YFJ), the highly influential independent, democratic, youth-led platform, representing 98 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across Europe. He has been the Secretary General of the Young European Federalists (JEF) and now, through his newly acquired position, he is striving for the interests of young people across the European continent. He has been described as possessing “experience, skills and boundless dynamism” and incarnating the ideal of “being the change you want to see in the world”! He is a majestic PETER MATJAŠIÈ! And he is ours! We managed to track him down somewhere in between his busy schedule so that you could now enjoy a thorough interview where he is discussing practically everything youthful!
Therefore, check out the “Europe” section of the newsmail for a journey through Peter’s world, on a mission to shape a better future for young people around the continent. Read on among others about the challenges that youth in Europe is facing today, the need to invest in the notion of Europe and to further reinforce and demonstrate the solidarity between young people, the shifting process from Youth in Action to Education Europe starting in 2013 with the possible challenges that YNGOs might come to face because of it, the role that the YFJ comes to play in addressing all the youth –related multiple issues and of course, last but not least, the enduring and memorable YEU effect!

Eleni Ioannou
Editor in Chief

(Interview continued in the “Europe” section of the Newsmail)




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