by Youthnet Hellas, awarded the European Citizen’s Prize 2013
Youth Reporting Capacities

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.

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Who we are

Youthnet Hellas is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that aims at engaging young people at local, national, European and international level through activities and interventions. Youthnet Hellas, started as a Youth Network 15 years ago, evolved into a Confederation of Local Youth Councils countrywide, and eventually from 2009 onwards developed into its current form, that of a flexible and modern NGO with members from all over Greece.

Youthnet Hellas is aiming to promote young people’s participation, information, social inclusion, voluntarism and active citizenship in community life in National, European and International level (in compliance to the European Commission’s 2001 White Paper on Youth).

Youthnet Hellas’ specific goals are:

  • enhancing the role of young people at decision-making centers
  • promoting the role of NGOs in National, European and International level
  • promoting multicultural dialogue
  • endorsing the development and implementation of politics supporting children’s and young people’s rights
  • encouraging environment-friendly actions that lead to better life quality
  • advocating respect for democracy, peace, diversity and human rights
  • participating in actions that contribute to the financial and social development of developing countries, the strengthening of democratic values and human rights respect
  • encouraging exchange mobility and dialogue amongst young people regardless of their nationality

We implement the following projects

  • Research, writing and presentation of the 2009 to 2012 Annual Youth Reports that were completed by an in depended–non governmental organization for the first time in Greece. For this project, Youthnet Hellas has been awarded the European Citizens’ Prize for 2013.
  • Participation in over 50 EU subsidized European Projects (Youth in Action) in various EU countries with active participation of 200 Young men and women from Greece. This volume of EU projects, brings Youthnet Hellas, informally, at the top spots amongst other Greek NGOs that participate in similar EU projects
  • Participation along with other 5 NGOs in the National Work Group on Youth Employment within the framework of structured dialogue for the European Cooperation in Youth Sector (Nationally coordinated by the GSY).
  • Project STEPS4NGOs (“Strategic tools for effective promotion and sustainability for NGOs”), a Youth in the World – Action 3.2. project aiming at enhancing skills of NGOs with the participation of NGOs from Bulgaria, Italy, Austria, Nepal, Vietnam, Mexico & Peru.
  • Three Grundtvig projects: 'The threads that connect us', 'Feeling Younger by Getting Older' and 'Uniting Senior Volunteers through Media'. All three projects are Life Long Learning projects funded by the E.C. Directorate General of Education and Culture.
  • Youthnet Hellas has been the Youth Supporting Organisation during the Heraklion City candidacy for European Youth Capital 2012 and 2014. Both times the candidacy managed to get into the three short-listed European cities for the title of European Youth Capital title.