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Youth Voice

European Youth Voice project was initiated by aktuelles forum from Gelsenkirchen/Germany and launched in 2006. The latter is a recognized management agency for further political education and training and was founded in 1968 to offer young people a forum for political discussion that is not party-specific but open for all.

The idea of an international internet newspaper came up in different international projects where young participants expressed the wish to have a platform where young people can exchange their perspective about their Europe, their countries and their lives to each other. The main goal of this project is to create a ‘Young European Public’ and to promote peaceful living in democratic Europe.

Your words, your opinions, your text online.

This slogan describes the idea of European Youth Voice. Young Europeans have the possibility to express themselves to a young public. Subscribers write their own articles for this European internet magazine about young people and for young people in Europe. Authors and target group are the same.

Contributors are given the possibility to write about whatever they desire. Topics include recent events in Europe, articles about home and also about oneself. Since 2006 European Youth Voice has held a yearly editorial staff meeting for all of the contributors to attend, if they wish, and meet each other offline in a European town.

aktuelles forum

aktuelles forum is a registered non-profit organisation based in Gelsenkirchen/Germany. The main focus of its operations is the Ruhr district, but aktuelles forum is also carrying out international projects. aktuelles forum works in the field of projects to prevent the dissemination of right-wing extremist tendencies and European youth projects against violence, racism as well as war and antagonism during World War II and gender competence.


Aktuelles forum works with partner organizations in different European countries together. Links to the partner organizations can be found at the bottom of the main page.

Since 2010 aktuelles forum and the Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen’s Institute of Journalism and Public Relations collaborate for this project. Every semester a small group of students work on European Youth Voice with a different task to improve the project.


The European Youth Voice is funded by the Centre for Civic Education of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union.