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International Youth Networks

Umbrella has a mission to link and involve Georgian youth to international youth work by exchanging the best practices and cooperating within the same cause.

If you wish to collaborate with us simply contact us!

Below you can find the list of the networks that Umbrella is a member.


Rural Youth Europe (RYEurope) is a European Non-Governmental Organisation for rural youth. Established in 1957, it functions as an umbrella for youth organisations working to promote and activate young people in the countryside. It provides international training possibilities and works as an intermediary between national organisations, youth organisations and public institutions on a European level.

Rural Youth Europe is a member-led organisation: democratically constituted and led by young people for young people.

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Youth and Environment Europe (YEE) is a platform of many European youth organisations that study nature or are active in environmental protection.

The aim of YEE is to encourage youth to be involved in environmental protection and to provide a platform where these organisations can work together.

Youth and Environment Europe was founded as the European regional branch of the International Youth Federation for Environmental Studies and Conservation (IYF) on the 3rd of August 1983 in Stockholm. 

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We are a European coordination network for rural and Christian youth organisations all over the continent. Today we represent over 130.000 young people from rural areas in 13 European countries. 

We promote sustainable agricultural, rural and international development, European citizenship, youth policies, gender equality, environmental protection, interculturality and human rights. 

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The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) is an international network of youth organizations and individuals from every global region who have united together with a common goal: preventing the loss of biodiversity and preserving Earth's natural resources.

As the official group for youth in the negotiations under the CBD, GYBN is committed to bringing the opinions and positions of young people into the political process; empowering young people to take action. 

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European Confederation of Youth Clubs (ECYC) represents a European network of youth work and youth club organizations that practice and promote open youth work and non-formal education. With 20 nationally represented organizations in 18 Council of Europe member states, reaching 1.2 million young people, the organization has at its heart the support of youth clubs and other forms of neighborhood youth work.

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DYPALL (Developing Youth Participation at Local Level) is a European platform of over 60 civil society organizations and local authorities from more than 30 countries, that aims to involve young people in decision-making processes at a local level, and thus enable municipal and regional authorities to address the needs and interests of youth, engage young people as active actors of problem-solving and increase the level of ownership, commitment and involvement of an important part of our communities.

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IYNF is an international organization bringing together Young Naturefriends and their organizations across Europe. It was established in 1975 and currently has 18 members and 14 partner organizations. With more than 120.000 young members organized in over a thousand local groups, it is one of the major European youth organizations..

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