Photo contest | What does being young mean to you?

It’s our birthday!

25 years ago, ambitious and passionate young Europeans came together to kick start the European Youth Forum as we know it today. Since then, we have been working hard to empower young people across Europe and we are happy that more than 100 organisations have joined this journey. Together, we are improving the lives of more than 25% of Europe’s population and beyond. 

On our 25th anniversary there’s no better way to celebrate than together with you!

We are so excited to open up our month of celebrations so that wherever you are in Europe, you can take part. As we reflect on what the next 25 years will bring for young people, let’s come together to share our diversity and what it means to be young today. 

Are you ready to challenge yourself and reward your creativity? We’re looking for photos from across Europe for our special #25ForYouthRights photo contest! Enter now and also be in with a chance of winning a brand new Polaroid Now+ i‑Type Instant Camera

What do I need to do?

We want to know, what does being young mean to you? Does it mean feeling passionate and interested in things, and being excited to grow and expand your horizons? Does it mean actively participating in democracy, looking forward to the future and having hope? Or is it simply just enjoying the present moment with your loved ones? Say it with a picture! 

What kind of image should I send?

We’re looking for any digital work of art! It could be a photograph from a mobile phone or camera, a painting, a collage or any other visual medium. All you have to do is to go here, tell us a bit about yourself and submit your picture. Submissions will be accepted until 1 December 2021 / midnight CET.  Good luck! 

The winner will be contacted on 4 December 2021 by email. All submitted pictures will be displayed online and at the European Youth Forum’s 25th Anniversary Reception on 8 December 2021 in Brussels. Please read the full photo contest rules and guidelines here. Make sure to submit a short description with your picture.  

If you have any questions, please contact Karolina at [email protected]

Peace Building and Civic Activism Academy


Center LOJA – Civil Peace Service project in the frames of the Network for Intercultural Education (An established network between Center LOJA and the 5 universities in North Macedonia) for the first time is announcing a call for participants from the WB6 for the Peace Building and Civic Activism Training. The training represents a vanguard for the upcoming Western Balkans Peace Building and Civic Activism Academy which will serve as a tool to actively include the citizens in social and decision-making processes, as well as to work with young people in a structured and organized way, and thus promote the idea of Peace Building and Civic Activism (PBCA) in the Balkan region. Following this, the training on PBCA will give the opportunity to participants to learn how to work in informal environment, with professional possibilities in preschool education institutions, schools, centers for children without parental care, youth clubs, centers for youth work, local and international government, and non-governmental institutions, etc. They will be also trained to further train pupils, volunteers, community activists, youth leaders and young members of political parties. PBCA professional is a person who helps young people and supports them in daily growing up and taking responsibilities in the society.
This specific training will include methods used in creative conflict transformation, as well as techniques used in civic activism, thus it bridges theory and practice and incites critical thinking and active engagement of the participants. Based on experiential learning, the training will allow the participants to practice ideas in the real world, develop creative approaches to social and cultural issues, as well as will encourage active participation in decision-making process.
The training will consist of lectures, activities and simulations of real-life situations. Lecturers and trainers will include well-known professionals such as: Maja Muhic, Artan Sadiku, Oliver Musovic, Bujar Luma and LOJA’s trainers, etc.
– The training will held in English.
When and where?
Dates: 02 – 08.12.2021
Place: Ohrid, North Macedonia
Application deadline: 30.11.2021 (17:00h).
Requirements for application:
The call is open to:
– participants from WB6: (NMK, AL, KS, BiH, MNE and SRB)
– Individuals, formal or non-formal groups, students, teachers, young political leaders, activists, journalist, etc.
– The training will be organized in accordance to all the recommendations of the government of NRM against COVID19.
– For more information on the training, please contact us at: [email protected], or in the below-mentioned phone numbers:
1. +38978404075
2. +38944352970
For applying, please fill in the form and press submit!
Apply now using the link!