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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info


    EU Transparency Register

    099101116985-63 First registered on 16 Apr 2015

    Goals / Remit

    Founded in 2002, YES Forum is a European network of organisations working with and for young people with fewer opportunities. By promoting their social inclusion and developing their professional skills, we act to improve their life chances. We also bring young people and professionals who work directly in the field, into dialogue with policymakers and EU institutions, being thus a European forum for sharing good practices, and for giving voice to young people’s ideas.
    To meet these goals, the YES Forum: • organises quality learning mobility opportunities for professionals and young people. • promotes innovative approaches in youth and social work in trainings, seminars and conferences for professionals working with vulnerable young people, and provides room for peer learning and exchange of inspiring practices.• contributes to policy on youth and social affairs by transferring experience from concrete practice and young people’s input.

    Main EU files targeted

    By providing formal and non-formal learning, the YES Forum promotes social inclusion and active participation of young people with vulnerable background in society, thus contributing to the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan through education and training, youth employment, youth participation and social inclusion. Especially the YES Forum focuses on four principles under the Chapter I: “Equal opportunities and access to the labour market”: education, training and life-long learning; gender equality; equal opportunities and active support to employment.
    In order to respond to the challenges and opportunities faced by young people, the YES Forum creates room for peer learning and exchange of inspiring practises, the sustainable development of labour market competences and transversal skills like working together, critical thinking, and creating problem solving, as recommended by the European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience.
    The YES Forum used its member’s expertise to participate in the policy making process. For instance, the network participated on the Evaluation of the Council Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships (QFT) providing inputs based on the network’s international and multidisciplinary approach.
    The YES Forum with its members works diligently to support the EU youth policy cooperation, and in particular the successful implementation of the EU Youth Strategy (Council Resolution of 26 November 2018) with its 11 Youth Goals.
    Our network partners who work with young people daily have witnessed that active citizenship has become yet another area of exclusion, especially for young people coming from disadvantageous backgrounds, who struggle to participate in society. Undoubtedly, the EU Youth Strategy addresses this crucial topic thoroughly promoting the substantial goals of engaging, connecting and empowering, young people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth (cf. European Commission 2018: EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027).
    The YES Forum is holding the Quality Label to coordinate voluntary activities in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps. Several of the YES Forum’s members are also actively involved in creating better opportunities to access employment for young people. The YES Forum members have been supporting the Youth Package (Investing in Europe's Youth, Dec. 2016).
    Annual Report 2022:


    Head Office
    Wagenburgstr. 26-28
    Stuttgart 70184
    EU Office
    Wagenburgstr. 26-28
    Stuttgart 70184


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution European Social Fund 209,728€
    Contribution other funding authorities 376,359€
    Contribution membership fees 23,000€
    Grant European Social Fund 209,728€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant European Social Fund 277,365€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    YES Forum’s main focus lies on policies related to youth participation, education and training, youth employment and social inclusion. The YES Forum supports the EU social policy process by actively working toward the fulfilment of the European Pillar of Social Rights. We are resolute about the best way to reach these objectives: through a strong youth and social work sector across Europe.
    1) We promote the participation of young people with fewer opportunities in politics and society:
    - Leading projects like the “PhotoVoice - Participation & Empowerment in Youth Work” which aims at promoting the method of Photovoice in youth work, to make it more recognized as a creative tool. By bringing together future and current youth workers, young people and creative organisations, the VOICE project seeks to provide future and current youth workers with innovative tools that they can use to promote social inclusion, engagement and active citizenship of young people.
    - With the “READY - Raising EU Awareness through accessible Documents for Youth” we aim to ensure that young people understand the European Union and its core treaties to raise their literacy competencies, so that they can better understand the importance that the EU has over their lives and thus become active citizens.
    - The “#rEUconnecting” campaign focused on raising awareness about the relevance of European cooperation to build more inclusive societies. The campaign gathered and shared different testimonies that show in how many different fields European cooperation can have a positive impact.
    2) We bring together young people, strengthen European youth work, and connect policy makers, young people and youth workers
    - Our latest Policy Event brought together professionals from the youth and social work field, members of the European Commission, representatives of European networks and young people. Participants exchanged and discussed the European Pillar of Social Rights and their implementation, paying careful attention to the voices of young people.
    - The network brings together youth and social workers by organising learning mobility opportunities. Both study visits and traineeship opportunities offer professionals the chance to get insights into new approaches to their work. Moreover, the YES Forum reflected on the value of this kind of exchange and shared the main conclusion in a report.
    - We share our expertise beyond our network by producing reports on current topics affecting our field, like the COVID-19 pandemic ( and examples of successful hands-on approaches to youth and social work (
    3) “Empowering young people” is our motto and it guides all our activities:
    - Empowering young people for more inclusion in education. We collaborate with German, Dutch and French universities in the “POWERst– emPOWERing first generation STudents” project (2021-2023) to build a more inclusive higher education system in Europe (
    - Empowering young people and facilitating their access to the job market. We are part of the “The Employable Youth: It Works!” project (2019-2022), designed with a clear focus on Vocational Training and the need for on-the-job training. This project develops a holistic approach towards the employment and training of socially excluded youth, especially NEETs (
    - Policy Brief - Providing structures to make VOICEs heard (2023)
    - Policy Paper - COVID-19 Impact and Recommendations (2022)
    - How to guarantee inclusivity of hands-on approaches at VET, education and life-long learning? (2022)
    - Guidelines - Improving intergenerational dialogue at work (2022):

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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