Youth to Youth Initiative


Who is behind this?

Karolina Mazetyte

Youth to Youth Initiative


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Change created for youth by youth

Where will your idea take place?

Europe, World

Why does Europe need your idea?

Y2Y initiative brings youth from different parts of Europe not just to discuss problems, but to create strategies and solutions to those problems and implement them in the home countries of Y2Y participants, in this way covering all the regions of Europe, the whole continent! Y2Y initiative will create 6 specific actions for solving main challenges effecting youth: high youth unemployment, low participation of youth in decision making process; gaps among nations and the lack of peaceful dialogue; education for all; low youth participation in the diplomacy; and empowerment of female youth.

Those actions we will be able to transfer to different sectors and organizations as we will create clear guidelines and recommendations for business, civil society organizations, governments.

What is your impact?

Y2Y Initiative aim is to start a dialogue on European and global challenges of today and tomorrow, to create exact actions on the ways youth can contribute in solving them and increase the visibility of youth both within the Europe and at a global level.

If the proposal is selected, we would have an annual European Youth Summit which would create strategies and solutions for problems youth are facing, develop projects and work on them after the summit.

We would also have a place in Europe where youth projects and good examples would be brought to different European countries and cities. We are different from other projects, because we are covering all the regions in Europe and representing all the European countries for real.

Finally, youth would be working for youth!

How do you get there?

- By 1st of June 2015 we will establish an NGO;
- Y2Y Summit will be organized on annual basis. 1st Y2Y Summit will take place on 16-20th of April 2015 in Lithuania. In April 2016 Y2Y Summit will come to Krakow, Poland.
- During the Y2Y Summit 2015 we will develop Y2Y Action Hub, together with 60 participants from 30 countries, discuss future ideas and plans. We will also select projects presented by the participants which we will mentor for 1 year and help them to attract funds. 6 projects for 1 year. Every year new projects will be selected.
- Y2Y Ambassadors will be selected during the Y2Y Summit 2015.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 45000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

I would like to receive advice on the development and improvement of the idea, any critical comments, useful links, websites, projects, programs where I could take part, partnership possibilities, funding possibilities, etc.


Youth to Youth Initiative

Idea created on April 11, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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