Our work is based on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. We aim to lower our ecological footprint by organising environmentally sustainable and conscious events. Participants and delegates of Y2Y events are suggested to use bicycles as a mean of local transportation, eat vegetarian and vegan food and be conscious regarding recycling and food waste.
Youth to Youth Initiative was founded in 2015 as a youth organisation with an international mandate as well as a platform for young leaders to express themselves, to learn and network with each other. We believe that this directly leads to systematic change, because if we empower and inspire young people through developing their skills, equipping them with knowledge, provide networking opportunities and mentoring on how to start and manage a project on their own, they will be able to successfully solve existing problems in their communities, improving the whole societies.
Since 2015, there were five international summits organised, six training courses and three editions of schools for early social entrepreneurs targeting global youth leaders from 16 to 35 years old. Each year Y2Y Summits get together around 125 young leaders. Each of the leader, on average, reaches to 200 young people in their own community, so the overall impact after summits is 125 000 youth worldwide. Each training is attended by 35 youth workers that on average reach out to 2 000 young people in their networks, which has given us 210 alumni who reached out to around 400 000 young people in their respected countries. Y2Y incubator has reached out to 25 000 youth activists solely.
Additionally, Y2Y training models are being replicated within the network of partner organizations such as Anna Lindt Foundation, One Young World and European Youth Foundation which have thousands members and it has given us another 100 000 youth being targeted directly. Overall within three years of operation Y2Y was able to reach over 500000 young people worldwide. Meanwhile, the indirect impact is twice bigger and approximately estimates 1000000 youth from all around the world.