Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU) is an international Non-Governmental Youth organization established in 1986 in Strasbourg by a group of 120 young people from 11 different countries. Nowadays YEU is a member of the European Youth Forum in Brussels and considered by the European Commission and the EU as a European level non-governmental organization.
YEU aims at increasing tolerance and awareness between different countries, cultures and traditions, and promoting a greater level of comprehension through the development of youth activities such as; youth exchanges, seminars, conventions, meetings, study visits, training courses, development of educative manuals. The main aim of YEU is to promote peace, understanding, and co-operation between the young people of the world, in a spirit of respect for human rights.
DYPALL (Developing Youth Participation at Local Level) is a European network of over 50 municipalities and civil society organisations from more than 30 countries, that aims to involve young people in decision-making processes at local level, and thus enable municipal and regional authorities to address the needs and interests of youth, engage young people as active actors of problem solving and increase the level of ownership, commitment and involvement of an important part of our communities.
The Open Youth Centre of Sauga (Sauga ANK) was formed in 2006, in Sauga, Estonia with an aim to provide young people of the city and the region with different type of activities and non-formal education programmes which would result in improved new skills, knowledge and attitudes. Sauga ANK is gathering young people of different age (07-26), origins and living in rural and disadvantaged areas of Estonia on daily basis – Monday to Friday.
Active Bulgarian Society (ABS) is a youth network that we created using our imagination in order to improve our potential and surrounding environment with fresh and positive ideas. What solidifies us is our passion to take the initiative and involve young people in social life, through European Mobility and Training programs. Together with our focus on networking and determination for future development, Active Bulgarian Society applies an innovative approach to develop youngsters through deep involvement in the activities of the organization.
The organization was officially funded and registered in 2012. However, the people involved in its creation were already volunteering at the former Youth Centre of Tortona or working within the educational and youth services of the local Municipality (from 2005/2006). La Fenice implements activities in the field of youth policies, youth work, educational and youth services and cultural events from a few years now, collaborating (as individuals and professionals as well as partners) with the Youth Policy Office of Tortona Municipality. From its birth, La fenice has been focusing on using and developing non-formal education methodologies and on writing, promoting and implementing European projects and initiatives in partnership with the local high schools and other local organisations.