European Youth Event
A delegation of ten SAME activists spent the last two days in Strasbourg at the European Youth Event with 7.500 other young Europeans, learning more about EU policy, youth work and many more youth-related issues.
Publicity Working Group meeting
The publicity working group of SAME had a nice spring meeting in Bassano del Grappa, north of Italy, to work on the website, social media and discuss the next activities of the working group.
First cross border meeting of activists
The first cross border meeting of young activists of two of our member organisations took place in Westerland, on the beautiful island of Sylt! Youngsters of Operation Dagsværk and Schüler Helfen Leben talked about their experiences and planned mutual projects for the upcoming months to show European solidarity. Thanks to everybody for this great weekend!
Union of Secondary School Students of Serbia (UNSS) wins best project award 2015
In between March 11 and 13, the National Youth Council of Serbia (KOMS), which gathers more than 2/3 of all the youth organisations among the country's territory, has held its 4th Annual National Assembly. In connection to the organisation's fifth birthday, this was the first year KOMS launched a competition, seeking for nominees in the field of the best project tackling active youth participation, the best media announcement regarding active youth participation, as well as the best contribution to active participation through international collaboration.
We're excited to announce that the best project award winner was "Social Day" during 2015, organised by our member organisation, the Union of Secondary School Students of Serbia (UNSS). We're excited about this, UNSS and its work being recognised from an organisation that plays a key role in the process of decision making in Serbia. Furthermore, it means a special form of recognition of the project and all the high school students of Serbia who helped us in the past six years, with their endeavour to make the idea spread, always striving for innovative solutions and ways to organise it better and better! We congratulate them and wish them the best of luck!
2015 - what a year for SAME!
Since the first steps our network took in 2011, lots of things happened and we continuosly developed our work. This year, we had intersessional meetings, our summer camp in Brandbu, Norway, and founded SAME as a formal organization under Belgian law in Brussels.
We're excited and curious about what's going to happen next year and hope you all enjoy New Year's Eve today!
Foundation of a legal organization
A big day for the SAME network: Representatives of our member organizations met in Brussels to sign the articles of association, an important step towards formalising SAME as an international youth organization! A huge thank you to Eubelius Advocaten and Berquin Notarissen for their help with all the legal intricacies!
Strategy Working Group meeting
The strategy working group of SAME had a sunny meeting in Vicenza, bella Italia, to discuss how to broaden our networks and do fundraising.
For the first time in the history of SAME, a general assembly took place. 70 dedicated youngsters from 9 organizations in 8 countries came together to decide on the future of SAME. By approving mandates and statutes, the General Assembly took a giant leap towards formalizing structures within SAME. This is the start of a new era, one in which SAME will become more professional. SAME now has a framework on which we can build a better solidarity Action Day Movement. In the coming year we will use the foundation we laid today to build a better and stronger network.
Publicity Working Group meeting
The Publicity working group is currently meeting in Brussels, Belgium. For the next few days, they will be discussing the future of SAME's website and social media. Meanwhile, the Strategy working group is preparing their meeting in Berlin, Germany.
SAME supported by Erasmus+ program
The SAME network will be supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. Thanks to this support the further integration of SAME is possible and important steps can be taken in the next months. Themed "You(th) make(s) change happen" youngster from all over Europe will spread the Action Day, promote solidarity and stand up for youth empowerment.
New SAME committee in Denmark
The Danish SAME organisation Operation Dagsværk had its general assembly and created a brand-new international committee. Now almost all SAME organisations have adapted their organisational structures facing the additional benefits provided by SAME.