Founded in 2002, the Youth and European Social Work Forum (or Y.E.S. Forum) is a growing network of organisations across several EU and non EU countries. They are bound together by a commitment to fostering social inclusion and active participation of children and young people who experience disadvantage and exclusion.
The Y.E.S. Forum considers young people a positive driving force in the process of shaping Europe and its societies. Participation of young people with fewer opportunities and their direct involvement in network activities has been a key priority in the Y.E.S. Forum since its foundation. In the framework of this long-term perspective, the Y.E.S. Forum supports sustainable strategies that enable participation and empower young people to decide about their lives and become active citizens in Europe.
The Y.E.S. Forum (EEIG) and its activities are supported by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture.