Youth for Exchange and Understanding
Realise youth activities that foster closer co-operation and better understanding among the young people of the world, both between and within continents, particularly by encouraging the exchange of information, ideas and opinions; promote co-operation and mutual aid in the developed and the developing countries for cultural, educational and social purposes; work towards resolving conflicts and promotion of peaceful societies through recognition and respect for others; improve the relationships and promote tolerance among young people of different cultural or political realities; work together on issues related to protection of the environment and sustainability; support and promote the health and well-being of young people in order to improve quality of life; encourage the active involvement of all young people in society without distinction because of race, social status, educational levels or any other disadvantage.
Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU) was founded in Strasbourg in 1986 by a group of 120 young people from 11 different countries. In 1989 we were recognized as a member association of the European Coordination Bureau (E.C.B.). Today we are a member of the European Youth Forum which is the independent platform for INGYOs and NYCs in Europe. We have young people from over 30 countries from across Europe and Africa involved in our activities. As an international network, we are the representative body of our members in contacts with the institutions and partners in the youth field.