Since 2010, Youthnet Hellas is creating the Annual Youth Report for Greece on a volunteering basis, a practice for which was awarded the European Citizens’ Prize for 2013.
The 'Training for Developing Youth Reporting Capacities' main objective is to help youth leaders from other countries into developing capacities, in order to create their own countries’ Annual Youth Reports.
The preparation of an objective, unbiased and detailed project like the Annual Youth Report, is challenging, time-consuming and expensive. More than 4 months are needed annually for planning, data-gathering, recording of organizations and their activities, and the final drafting of the report. The authors are young people from all over Greece (approximately 30 persons), have previous experience from NGOs and Social Organizations and are involved substantially with voluntary issues. These young people willingly contribute their time, knowledge and experience for promoting actions initiated by young people that benefit the society as a whole. Authors of the Youth Report are assigned a different chapter or theme of the Report, work in thematic groups and the final outcome is produced bythe editors. The elaboration of the report is concluded only with the participation of volunteers from all over Greece. The Report is thereafter communicated online through Youthnet Hellas’ website.