Giovanna Pignatti Morano leaves the position of Alliance Secretary after 6 years. The Secretariat of the Network is hosted from 1st January 2018 by Lunaria member organisation, in Rome, Italy. Serena Verlato is the new Alliance Secretary.
January meeting of Youth Workers “Enhancing Capacities” – 1st event of ERSI project. The meeting is hosted by IBG in Ernshofen, from 10th to 14th January. IBG is the applicant and coordinating organisation of ERSI whose main aim is providing Alliance youth workers with capacity building opportunities for projects promotion, evaluation and impact assessment.
The EC meets the Allianc Development Committee in Rome, from 10th to 13th May, hosted by Legambiente. The two bodies shares expectations and plans for the Network, on a short and long term vision.
Training Course on Media Tool – 2nd event of ERSI project. The training provides Allaince MOs staff and active volunteers with communicationa and promotion skills, to give our projects more visibility and involve more youth, fighting the trend of decreasing number of volunteers, experienced at the network level in the last years.
The Technical Meeting is organised in Brno, Czech Republic, hosted by Inex SDA, from 1st to 6th March. It is the first year that the TM is organised with a new structure allowing, among others, partners and guests to arrive at the same time as members, following the decision of GA 2017. A GMIVS and the CCIVS day take place at the end of the meeting.
The Alliance organises the campaign 1Table4All, on Inclusion, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability and the campaign NotInMyCamp – Gender Equality in IVS.
The Network is deeply involved in the advocacy action implemented by YFJ, for a development of ESC programme in a direction closer to youth organisations values, principle and experiences. YFJ representatives intervene at the Joint Meeting of September 2018 to deliver a workshop “Updates on ESC current development and next advocacy steps”.
The Alliance joins CCIVS campaigns RaisingPeace and Freedom of Movement and the Global Human Rights Week.
The Alliance joins CCIVS projects “IVS4Peace”, focused on raising the number of volunteers with fewer opportunities, particularly youth with migrant, refugee and asylum seeker background, in IVS projects.
Alliance General Conference, meaning the 3rd event of the project ERSI, is implemented in l’Alfas del Pi, hosted by De Amicitia, from 27th October to 1st November. The General Conference focuses on “Evaluation and Monitoring” and brings to a proposal for the following GA: the establishment of a new “Monitoring and Evaluation Task Force” in charge of developing new tools to assess the work done within the network.
Alliance General Assembly 2019, takes place right after the GC, in L’Alfas del Pi, Spain, hosted by De Amicitia. Youth for Smile, from Latvia, is accepted as Alliance candidate member. Philipp Melikyan (HUJ, Armenia) is elected as Alliance General Secretary (second mandate); Anthony Crochu (Concordia France) is elected as Alliance Treasurer; Jannika Mumme (IBG, Germany) is elected as Alliance Vice-President; Tilemachos Boni (Elix, Greece) is elected as EC Additional Member.