YUWG is a platform for activists working with and for the social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities. The group was established in 1985. The purpose of YUWG activities is to support young people in overcoming obstacles that may prevent them from being an international volunteer. Many of the young people on these projects are in situations which leave them marginalised and vulnerable within their communities. These young people include: young offenders; young asylum seekers separated from their families; young people in state care; young people with a history of homelessness, drug or alcohol abuse; and young people who face economic, geographical or physical difficulties.
The main activities of YUWG include:
- Youth exchanges
- Sheltered Placements on workcamps
- Coordination meetings
- Pioneer cooperation projects with Asia and with non-European Mediterranean countries
- Training events for youth leaders.
If you want to find out more about YUWG please contact the International Secretariat.