„YMCA Europe is a working fellowship to strengthen movements where people grow in body, mind and spirit.“


15th April 2019

The event, organised by YMCA Europe and supported by YMCA of the USA, took place from the 21st to 24th of March 2019, near Minsk in Belarus.

About 40 participants from YMCA Belarus, Russia and Ukraine learned to plan Strategic Impact, saw strategic advantages of their Ys, identified "Big Questions" and thought about social entrepreneurship as a tool for social relevance and financial sustainability. 

The workshops also included such topics as PR and communication, job description, international partnership, creating project application, communication in an NGO, tips for everyday management, governance, SDGs in YMCA and many more.

The participants of the Conference are grateful to YMCA Europe, YMCA USA and YMCA Sweden for long term partnership and the possibility to educate leaders not only in English but also in Russian language which is a very important fact. 

The leaders of the delegations put future plans and would love to organize leadership training or leadership conference in the coming years. 

Author/Source: Olga Lukina, YMCA Europe