The ECP Y N is a network of cultural practitioners between the ages of 20 and 35 based in Europe. It is an extended branch of the European Cultural Parliament and created within its framework. The founders and members of the Y N are united by a common interest in boosting the value of arts and culture and strengthening European cohesion.
The Y N provides a platform for exchange between cultural practitioners and exists through an online presence, regular meetings and themed conferences. The long-term objective is to identify and analyse ongoing cultural processes and to produce proposals with the aim of ameliorating cultural policies. A practice made possible through the ECP YN local engagement process: the exchange of knowledge and dialogue between ECP YN representatives and national level networks.
We believe the arts to be crucial for the development of the debate on identity in Europe today and for a balanced society.
To safe-guard the positive influence of the arts, the Youth Network offers a platform to explore the notion of an additional space within which the current technocratic EU can be rebalanced. The organisation has a vision of unity through diversity, by means of such a cultural dimension.
We believe in a future whereby our cultural pan-European hub will generate progressive and innovative thinking to challenge and influence policy-makers. We pledge to maintain a high standard of projects with the objective of strengthening and enforcing these ideas. With the knowledge and experience of our esteemed ECP associates, together with the intellect and values of the Youth Network, we aim to create a sustainable and exciting future for the arts within Europe.