Past Seminars

Past Young Europeans' Seminars

YES 2015 “Human Rights in a Digitalised World”

YES 2015 “Human Rights in a Digitalised World”

Human rights in a Digitalised World The topic of the YES 2015 was “Human Rights in a Digitalised World”. YFU volunteers invited students to think about how our daily behavior online impacts others and affects the exercise and promotion of human rights globally. In a world where Internet is the primary source of information, we(…)

YES 2014 #PassportThroughTime

YES 2014 #PassportThroughTime

The volunteers of YFU invited students to time travel together. The journey between the host and the home country is also a trip taken through time, as students often feel like they are going back to the past. Time travel is also essential if we want to understand where we come from, who we are(…)

YES 2013 “Transitions”

YES 2013 “Transitions”

The Young Europeans’ Seminar (YES) has always been a gathering for European YFU students aged 15 to 18 at the end of their intra-European exchange year. This year, besides 500 European students, the YES 2013 will follow the newly established tradition and will host a group of non-European students who spent their exchange year in(…)

YES 2012 “Living with Social Expectations: Choice & Obligation”

YES 2012 “Living with Social Expectations: Choice & Obligation”

The Young Europeans’ Seminar (YES) 2012, took place from 29 June to 3 July and was the year-end seminar for all those YFU exchange students who are from Europe and have spent their exchange year in an European country. More than 550 students and volunteers came together to participate and volunteer for the seminar. The(…)

YES 2011 “A World Without Borders: A European Dream?”

YES 2011 “A World Without Borders: A European Dream?”

The Young Europeans’ Seminar (YES) gathers around 400 European students aged 15 to 18 at the end of their intra-European exchange year. This event is an opportunity for the students from different religious, political, social and cultural backgrounds to develop their identity as responsible European citizens. During the exchange experience, all students cross geographical, cultural(…)

YES 2010 “Footprints: Our Responsibility as Global Citizens”

YES 2010 “Footprints: Our Responsibility as Global Citizens”

Footprints are signs that are left behind by the weight of the body. Observing them well is close to using a time machine. Simultaneously, understanding why the ground has been shaped in this way allows for more coherent and facts-based decision-making. The students shall, at the YES2010, develop a sense of how footprints are created,(…)

YES 2009 “Freedom of Expression”

YES 2009 “Freedom of Expression”

The topic of the YES 2009 was “Exploring freedom of expression”, a topic closely related to human rights, power, cultural differences, media and other factors.  The students were given the opportunity to learn about this topic through a series of workshops, speeches and other activities. The workshops were led by YFU volunteers, as well as(…)

YES 2008 “Migration – Living Diversity”

YES 2008 “Migration – Living Diversity”

The theme of the YES 2008 was “Migration – Living Diversity”. It focused on the issue of migration and the challenges and opportunities of living in more and more diverse societies in Europe. On the last day of the YES 2008, the YES parliament – where the YES participants represented their host countries – participants were discussing various views(…)

YES 2007: Exploring Islam – Young Europeans in Dialogue

YES 2007: Exploring Islam – Young Europeans in Dialogue

The Young Europeans’ Seminar 2007 was again held on the site in Werbellinsee, near Berlin in Germany. It ran from 29 June to 3 July and within that time gathered about 430 YFU exchange students from more than 20 European countries on their journey back home from their host country. As in the years before, YFU Germany(…)

YES 2006 “Promoting Tolerance by Means of Intercultural Dialogue”

YES 2006 “Promoting Tolerance by Means of Intercultural Dialogue”

The Young Europeans’ Seminar 2006 gathered 420 YFU exchange students in Werbellinsee, Germany for four days on their journey back from their host country to their own country. The theme of the seminar “Promoting Tolerance by Means of Intercultural Dialogue” was discussed in many ways through a variety of workshops. The workshops focused on Mind, Body and Arts. Together with(…)