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Newsletter No. 19 - January 2016

Conference "YMCA working for Refugees and Asylum Seekers". Register now!
On January 8-9th, the preparatory group for the General Assembly 2016 (in Spain) met in Prague. More info and registrations soon on our webpage.
Latest news from the European Ten Sing Group: newsletter, info about the ETS Conference in Norway and more.Read more
Ilenia Ventroni, has been officially appointed as YMCA Europe “Advocacy, Project and Fundraising Officer” based in Brussels. Read more
Within the Nordic network of YMCA/YWCA's, the annual Presidents and National General Secretaries' meeting was held in Iceland from 21st to 24th of January. Read more
Congratulations for Helsinki YMCA for beeing chosen "the Sport Club of the year 2015 in Finland" by a jury consisting of people involved in different sport fields. Read more
YMCA Romania is launching the multimedia Book "Empowering Youth - Strengthening Communities" . Read more
As representative of YMCA Europe, Tinna Rós Steinsdóttir attended her first meeting with the Advisory Council of the Council of Europe over the last days of January. Read more
UPDATES ON STRATEGY 2016-2020 CONSULTATION PROCESS
 
The consultation process for YMCA Europe´s Strategy 2016-2020 continues. The schedule announced at the General Assembly in Tallinn (May 2015) was developed during the past months and different inputs have been received from National Movements and working platforms. Our Executive Committee had a discussion session about the first draft of the Plan last October at their meeting in Cluj, Romania. The 4th National Secretaries Forum held in Rome in November also included a specific session about the Strategy. The deadline for this consultation round was last January 15th and we are now working on the next draft before taking it again to the Executive Committee. The outcomes of these next steps will be shared again in March across the European movement before the Plan is presented for adoption at our General Assembly in May.
 
Thank you to everyone that has provided inputs and proposals! We encourage you to continue contributing to this important process!
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