Everything is possible, be not afraid!

Have you ever thought how wonderful it would be to create a change, a positive impact? I am sure you did. Or at least you noticed one thing that annoys you, then you were aware of the solution and then immediately thought how change is impossible. You know what? So did I. Until I met […]

Freedom of expression in Europe – Who draws the line?

On Wednesday 16th of May, World Youth Alliance Europe attended the Forum “Freedom of expression in Europe – Who draws the line?” organized by EURACTIV. During this panel discussion, the speakers addressed many issues related to the right of freedom of expression and debated the definition of Hate Speech with its legal, ethical and social […]

Violence Against Women – The Law as the Beginning of Problem Solving

On Wednesday, April 25, World Youth Alliance attended lectures and debates on human rights and discriminatory legislation on women and girls, particularly in relation to sexual violence. A special emphasis on the debate was on the legislative framework that should protect women and prevent the legality of any form of violence. Gaps in the judiciary […]

Dangers of childhood in the digital age

22nd of February 2018 (Thursday), Brussels, Belgium – The European Parliament held a workshop on the protection of minors in the digital age. The three main topics brought on the table were defining the problem of child safety online, the solutions and policy dilemmas, and finally, the recommendations for EU policy developments on protecting minors […]

Youth, Work-Life Balance and Solidarity in Europe

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, Brussels, Belgium- The European Parliament held a seminar on The Future of the generations to come: Youth, work-life balance and solidarity in Europe, on the frame of the directive under discussion on “Work-life balance for parents and carers.” The three main topics were the transition to adulthood, the fragility and complexity […]

Work-Family Balance: Let’s start the debate

On the 26th of April 2017, the European Commission released a Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on work-life balance for parents and carers and repealing Council Directive 2010/28/EU. The purpose of this proposal is to address equal treatments and opportunities in today’s labour market; to promote non-discrimination and […]

Victims Rights on debate in the European Parliament

Thursday, 11 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium – The Committees on Women’s Rights (FEMM) and on Civil Liberties (LIBE) brought together a series of experts on victim challenges and behaviour to address the urgency of an implementation report on the Victims’ Rights Directive (2012/29/EU), which serves as a significant set of guidelines establishing enhanced standards on […]


From December 13th until December 19th, the WYA Europe team was part of a 6-country youth exchange reuniting Poland, Greece, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Hungary in the Polish city of Łódź to talk about our Erasmus generation and the circumstances creating Euroskepticism around us. The youth exchange was organized by Europejska Fundacja Rozwoju Człowieka. The project […]

WYA Europe Hosts 2017 ELC on Migration and Development

“The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety”, said once Felix Mendelssohn, an artist from the 19th century. This year’s ELC was a stark example of such a statement. Young people from all over Europe and beyond gathered to give their contribution to the issue of migration currently affecting the world. What harmonized a […]

Wings For Change: Children in the Refugee Crisis

Wise men say you learn something new every day if you pay attention. I’m sure everyone would agree, but then it’s hard to actually acknowledge the new things you absorb each and every day that makes you richer. Last Wednesday, though, I met a group of very special people that made me pay attention. They […]