While global pandemic is still a major issue across the globe and mass gatherings are not an option in the majority of places, the Roots has been buzzing nevertheless – the digital space providing a very effective remedy for organizing a wide variety of actions that kept the project flag flying high during this challenging […]
December is a month of presents, and Roots got a major one last year when our application for “Be a Voice not an Echo” study session was approved by the Council of Europe. Aiming to scale up the capacity and actions of YMCA Europe against hate speech using counter and alternative narratives as a tool, […]
For every YMCA person and no matter where we hail from, June 6th is a special day – this is when our organization was born way back in 1844. And ever since it has been the journey that touched and changed the lives of millions around the world! Generations are inspired by the story of […]
The week of May 3 – 10 was planned to hold the first International Activity (“Prospective Memory” ProFest) within Roots in 2020, in cooperation with YMCA Netherlands and with engagement of partners from different parts of Europe and beyond to get together in Leusden, Netherlands and explore the shared history and legacy in the aftermath […]
There are quite a few reasons why Roots has been around for so long, but if to have those listed – accountability and innovation would definitely feature among others. Doing the job well is the key, of course – but getting your story out and in the right way are by means less important. With […]
#stayhome is probably the most popular call for action nowadays across the globe – the challenge to each and every one of us to take care of ourselves and the communities we live in, as staying indoors has proven to be the most effective remedy so far in tackling the propagation of Coronavirus. But spending […]
Inaugural Year of YMCA Europe Roots Peace Award has the first laureates – after highly engaged and participatory process, the YMCA Georgia and European Union were selected to receive it for 2020! From the very start in 2007 constant innovation and reaction to emerging needs of beneficiaries has been the blueprint of the Roots. The […]
In its pursuit to sustain and enhance peace-building initiatives across the continent YMCA Europe is pleased to announce its first call for the Roots Peace Award.
YMCA Europe member and cooperating organisations are invited to submit applications to receive the Award of € 10,000.
On December 08 – 12, 2019, the last activity within YMCA Europe Roots for Reconciliation project current 2016 – 2019 phase took place, bringing together 24 key-stakeholders from 15 countries. It was a strong manifestation of unity and fellowship by itself – supported by content and narrative of the workshop. Presentation of the Roots Reflecting […]
Published as YMCA celebrated its 175th anniversary and subtitled ‘Peace Roots: From Seeds to Fruits’, our Peacework Guidebook is: A reflection on the Roots history and development, key components and activities; A testimony of Roots participants’ impressions about the project and its impact on their lives; A comprehensive summary of the unique know-how and all […]