European Youth Forum (YFJ) Academy 2023 – Dworp, Belgium
The European Youth Forum which is the platform of youth organisations in Europe organised a capacity building event in Belgium. The European Youth Forum Academy 2023 took place in Dworp, Belgium on 25-29 June and YEU’s Secretary General Selin Gürlemez participated in the event on behalf of YEU International.
This 3-day capacity building event aimed to strengthen the overall organisational and advocacy capacities of YFJ Member Organisations, with an accent on improving diversity and inclusion.
The Academy is intended for anyone from YFJ Member Organisations engaged in the day-to-day running of their organisations. This year, the academy offered a selection of topics from which participants could choose.
There was no track-based programme. The sessions addressed the following topics:
- Policy & institutions
- Campaigning & Communication
- Personal Skills development
- Diversity & inclusion
- Exchange of best practices
It was a pretty intense and effective event where the participants gathered from both National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations. Besides the productive sessions, the participants also had a chance for networking and enjoyed the informal part of this event in the beautiful nature of Dworp.
We would like to thank the European Youth Forum for organising such a great event and also to all the participants who made the event greater with their all energy.