Organisation YMCA Europe
Email address firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been a member of the YMCA since I attended a YMCA summer camp at the age of 9. Later on, I established my own weekly children and teenage groups in my local YMCA. During my internship in YMCA Palatinate I got involved in the global and European youth movement and started realizing the political impact of youth engagement. I have been involved in the Youth Empowerment Space of YMCA Europe for the last two years. As a member of the Youth Policy Group of YMCA Europe I am developing policy papers on various topics concerning youth. This year I also joined the „Young Mediterreanean Voices Plus“ Initiative.
Besides my voluntary activities I am currently finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies with major politics and want to continue with a Master’s degree in this field.
Why expert groups on youth policy?
Youth must be able to shape policy on every level. Young people must be given the space to express themselves and it needs to be common standard for stakeholders to consult young people on topics that affect them.