Pi Youth Association
Akdeniz Mah. 1353 Sokak No:1 Taner İş Hanı Kat:5 D:503 Konak – Izmir
Missions and objectives
Pi Youth Association is a youth association established in 2014 to enable young people in Turkey to develop knowledge, skills, positive attitudes, and behaviors. It actualizes the European Union’s decisions, Council of Europe, and the United Nations in youth. The Association also maintains its
Pi Youth Association’s target group contains all individuals and youth workers between the ages of 15-30 living in Turkey. From the target group, women, refugees, and disabled people have priority. In addition to carrying out activities to support young’s personal development, Pi Youth Association also works on youth rights to solve the problems experienced by young people in our country. Pi Youth Association also determines its medium- and long-term strategies according to the European Youth Strategy Document and the current youth situation in our country. Since 2016, Pi Youth Association has published its annual activities and balance sheets on its website by the principles of transparency and accountability. It is also a signatory of the donor rights declaration.
Pi Youth Association’s office team consists of 12 people, including four professional employees, two part-time employees, two long-term trainees, and four office volunteers. There is also a volunteer team of local youth, with more than 100 active young people. The name of this volunteer team is Pixel Team. Pixel Team voluntarily supports all projects and activities of the Association. It consists of young people between the ages of 15-30 who regularly participate in the Association’s activities
Pi Youth Association is also a member of many national and international networks. The Association is a member of; Youth Organizations Forum (GOFor), European Youth Foundation, Prisma European Network, and TechSoup Turkey. It is a member of; The Anna Lindh Foundation Euromed, Google for Nonprofits, Microsoft for Nonprofits, and AMSED Member Network. Pi Youth Association is also a signatory of the UN Global Compact. Our Association is also a Eurodesk Contact Point. Pi Youth Association is a local and non-governmental youth organization active in national and international fields and can reach many young people. Social media accounts and the website of the Association are followed by many young. The Association has more than 25,000 followers on Facebook (2 pages both in Turkish and English).
Pi Youth Association works on three levels: local, national, and international. Activities carried out at a local level focus on encouraging the personal development of the youth. These activities range from English Speaking Clubs, gender and anti-discrimination workshops, seminars on the ESC and Erasmus+ program, development workshops on technology skills and creative design, and active volunteering and capacity building training. On the other hand, national activities carried out in youth rights and problems remain the main interest of our organization from the very beginning. One of these national activities, Genç Bak-İş, was a combination of projects that aimed at youth-oriented policy-making, popularization of vocational training, its quality recognition and representing it to decision-makers.
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