We are extremely excited to welcome you to the second edition of the YEA Magazine that is launched to coincide with the Council of Europe’s Democracy Here Democracy Now! campaign and their Youth Action Week. We have worked hard to bring to you different perspectives on the European Union and the Eastern Partnership, travelling across the continent to investigate what impact young people are having on their societies, and how they see the future. This is the European Year of Youth, and with this issue, we aim to make a statement: young people and their rights and needs are at the heart of society, they need to be at the centre of decision-making and to have the space they deserve. Meaningful youth participation is essential to a healthy and democratic society. Read the magazine here!
The first YEA Magazine was a special edition of the ORANGE Magazine, a web-based issue by European Youth Press (EYP), a project that provides young journalists with the space to practice and develops their professional skills within an enabling and inspiring environment. In the first edition, Young European Ambassadors, with the support of EYP, narrated and analysed different cultural and economical aspects of their countries, giving new perspectives and insights into the EU’s Eastern Partnership. In the pages of the magazine, there are interviews, short essays and articles about different topics, from a country’s language and how it developed in time to personal stories and experiences. Reading the magazine it’s like taking a trip in nowadays EaP countries. Make sure you grab your backpack and get ready to discover new things!
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