Our vision

The YES Forum desires a society where every young person, regardless of their background, is able to realize their full potential and is given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.

We long for a participatory culture where young people are encouraged to have a voice and to be involved in decisions impacting their lives, allowing them to fulfil their aspirations.

Our mission

“Together we can make sure young people’s voices are heard”

The YES Forum promotes civic and political education across a more inclusive Europe. We are dedicated to increasing the opportunities and chances in the lives of all young people by providing support for a real participation in society.


Our values

Youth participation is our central value. The guiding question in our work is not "What can we do for young people?". Instead, we are asking "What can we do with them?".

Embedded in a culture of listening and meaningful involvement of young people, we acknowledge the diverse ways of how young people can make valuable contributions to projects and activities, by promoting social engagement of young people.

Young people's experience

Olga Vlasova and the VOICE project

Olga participated in one of the VOICE project's training in Viarreggio. Later, she joined the YES Forum's Policy Event in Brussels to promote the project and the Pohotvoice method.

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Anna Maria Bareveld and the Policy Event

Anna Maria was part of the young participants that joined the YES Forum's Policy Event in 2022. Besides getting to know better the European Union, she also participated as a speaker in one of the event's sessions.

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Iliana Petsa - working student

Iliana did an internship in the YES Forum's Secretariat while her Master's. She profited from the daily work experience with EU funded projects to complement her thesis' research.

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