At the General Assembly held on the 19th of May, the YES Forum member organizations elected its new Board of Directors for 2015-2017. The Board, which has already taken up its mandate, will continue YES Forum’s work to improving the lives of young people with fewer opportunities by fostering their inclusion in society through transnational initiatives and projects. The Board will also seek to continue advocacy and lobby work to make young people’s voices heard at the European level.
The new YES Forum Board is:
Sterenn Coudray - Advisor for transnational projects, IB Germany. Internationaler Bund (IB) is one of the largest service providers in the fields of youth and social work, education and vocational training in Germany. The purpose of the IB consists in helping human beings to develop in liberty, to design their own lives by themselves, to take over personal responsibility and to actively shape the society's development.
Mirco Trielli - Director of Zefiro (Italy). Zefiro Società Cooperativa Sociale (Zefiro) provides, in Tuscany and its surroundings, vocational training as well as educational and counselling support services to people of all age groups who are socially excluded or experience some form of social or emotional deprivation, in order to enhance their opportunities in life.
Larry Waller - Head of Business Development, Together Trust (United Kingdom). The Together Trust is a registered charity organization that provides good value and quality services to disadvantaged people. It creates and develops Personalised Care, Special Education and Community services that enrich people's lives. It serves children, young people, adults and families whose special needs fall within the areas of emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and autism spectrum conditions.
Ronald de Haan - Joint owner/Staff member, Jongerenwerk Barkema en de Haan (The Netherlands). Jongerenwerk Barkema en De Haan is a regional youth work organization in the Northern part of the Netherlands. Its main focus is on: youth and social media, prevention (radicalization and polarization), street work, talent development and participation and activation of youth. One of the regional tasks is the support of +/- 20 Youth centres in the region.