Welcome to the YES Forum

Young people are at the heart of everything we do!

Founded in 2002, the YES Forum is a European network of 34 NGOs from 18 EU member states working with and for young people with fewer opportunities. Collectively, the network reaches over 650.000 youths across Europe.

As a network, we are bound together by a commitment to improving the life chances of vulnerable young people and fostering their inclusion in society. We act as a hub for transnational activities and stimulate the sharing of best practices in youth and social work. Through our advocacy and lobby work we seek to make young people’s voices heard.

YES Forum activities

Find out more about the YES Forum's work with vulnerable young people. Read about our projects and activities.  read more

YES Forum members

Who is part of the YES Forum? Get an overview of our members and partners. read more

WHAT we do:
• organise transnational activities with and for young vulnerable people with a focus on learning mobility and employment
• develop and promote new ways of thinking in youth and social work
• contribute to policy on youth and social affairs by transferring knowledge gained through practical experience

To meet these goals the YES Forum organises projects, trainings, seminars, and conferences that provide space for exchange of information and critical thinking in the field of youth policy.


European Commission: Evaluation of the youth policy cooperation in the European Union

The evaluation of the youth policy cooperation in the EU opened until 16 October 2016. read more


YES Forum's General Assembly 2016 in Finland

On June 8th more than 30 delegates and guests gathered for the General Assembly of the YES Forum... read more

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YES Forum Contact-making event

YES Academy Contact-Making event, 6-7 September 2016, Stuttgart. read more


YES Forum Policy Event: Have a say in European social policies!

Policy Event, 15-16 November 2016, Brussels. read more

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