2017 WYA Europe Newsletter Issue I | WYA Europe organizes successful World Down Syndrome Day campaign, launches Chapter in Spain

Jan-APR 2017

News Highlights from WYA Europe

WYA Europe organizes successful World Down Syndrome Day Campaign
WDSD 2017


The 3rd World Down Syndrome Day Campaign started on March 7 with a #SocksBattle on Social Media and culminated on March 21 with “Meet Your MEP” Campaign and the high-level conference in the European Parliament.

WDSD 2017 at the EU

Blog on Down Syndrome Debate

WYA Croatia receives funding for the project “In Collaboration Against Apathy”


“In Collaboration Against Apathy” is the project of the World Youth Alliance Croatia whose aim is to introduce young people in Croatia to their rights, documents, and institutions relevant to the status of young people in the country. It received funding from the EU program Erasmus+.

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WYA Spain Chapter launched in Madrid; Chapter starts CTP meetings

News Article

On February 1, 2017, World Youth Alliance Europe held the opening event of a new Chapter in Madrid. The event was held at the Faculty of Law in Complutense University of Madrid under the title Youth for the Human Dignity. The beginning of the CTP has been a success with more than 50 new applicants.

  Launching of Spain Chapter

  CTP at WYA Spain

WYA UK in the House of Lords

News Article

The 3rd World Down Syndrome Day Campaign started on March 7 with a #SocksBattle on Social Media and culminated on March 21 with “Meet Your MEP” Campaign and the high-level conference in the European Parliament.

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Advocacy Highlights from WYA Europe

Audiovisual Media Services Directive: EU Committee adopts a directive that won’t protect children from pornography

The European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education failed to protect children from pornography and harmful content when they voted to adopt new audiovisual media services directive.

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Petition asking European Parliament to protect children from pornography and violence


World Youth Alliance Europe started a petition asking the European Parliament and the Council to protect children from pornography reinstating the ban on pornography and gratuitous violence from TVs and enlarging it to other audio-visual media services.

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Other Advocacy articles

Upcoming Events and Programs


WYA’s After the two successful editions of the European Arts Forum held in Brussels, WYA Europe is delighted to announce its third edition. The EAF will gather together artists, art critics, scholars, European decision-makers and participants from across Europe for an exhibition, workshops and conferences that will examine the relationship between art, culture and human condition.

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The World Youth Alliance Internship Program provides opportunities for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of WYA to gain professional skills working on WYA’s projects and a substantive learning experience on WYA’s core ideas. Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. Interns receive mentorship and training from WYA staff members.

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World Youth Alliance International Summer Camp is an exciting and personally enriching experience for young people aged 13 to 18. During this intensive one-week program, young people from all over the world come together to learn about the dignity of the human person and how this idea is the starting point for change in the world! Participants learn to articulate and defend a vision of the human person that is both positive and critically engaged with global issues This year’s camp will take place from July 10-July 17, 2017 in New Hampshire, at a college campus located in the forest, for an authentic summer camp experience.

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Blog Highlights

“Adventure Starts When Our Plans Fail”: Lessons from Tamara Bodor, WYA’s 2017 Viktor Frankl Awardee


Timo van Meertens interviews Tamara Bodor, WYA member from Croatia who received Viktor Frankl Award for outstanding WYA members.

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“Why We Need To Market the Idea of People to Other People”: Thoughts from Adrienne Tengco

Interview with Adrienne Tengco, former intern of WYA Asia Pacific and WYA Europe.

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