*International and Regional

Call for PETRI – Sofia Fellowship

PETRI – Sofia is a regional and resource coordination center, which organizes the activities of the International Y-PEER network. The Y-PEER youth peer education network was established in 2001 by UNFPA as a network of organizations and institutions, working in the field of sexual and reproductive health in 42 countries throughout the world.

Y-PEER News Bulletin

Y-PEER News Bulletin is a visual content-based document, which reports and illustrates activities administered by the Y-PEER network on national and international levels. The aim of the Bulletin is to enable network members and active members of Y-PEER to get acquainted and informed about various seminars, workshops, events and activism taking place within their own communities, along with those occurring within their geographical region and beyond. 

Joint article on youth

YSAFEYouActASTRA Youth & Y-PEER contributed with a joint article called “Youth matters! Why invest in young people’s and adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights?” in the new European Magazine for Sexual and Reproductive Health “EntreNous”. 

A glimpse of the Youth Voice campaign achievements

The Youth Voice regional campaign is aiming to ensure broad consultation and coordination with the young people in the region and their full participation in ongoing discussions concerning the new development agenda.

EuroNGos 2015 and the #MYPintheSDGs Youth Initiative

Last week, YouAct was present at the 2015 EuroNGOs conference hosted by Sex og Politikk, the Norwegian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Anna Johanson Dahl, SC member from Sweden and Ana Rizescu, the organization’s Coordinator, had the opportunity to meet, network, exchange and disseminate ideas, information and resources for advocacy.

Youth Voice Campaign News Bulletin

We are delighted to share the Youth Voice Campaign News Bulletin with compiled updates from country teams from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova and Turkmenistan as well as regional updates from youth advocates who were involved in various post-2015 development agenda related processes.  

Joint Youth Statement – 2030 Agenda

On 25-27 September, the world’s governments will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. During the past fifteen years, the Millennium Development Goals have strongly contributed to creating a better world. However, even though we have come very far in the process, we are not there yet. The 2030 Agenda offers an opportunity for a better future, in which we have a greater chance to tackle current and upcoming challenges.

PETRI Advocacy Training on Advocating for Youth Voices and Priorities in EECA region

PETRI Advocacy Training took part in Sofia from 24-26th May and gathered 18 youth leaders across the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region. During the 3 days of Training, young people had the opportunity to learn more about advocacy tools, discuss the challenges they are facing while advocating for youth issues, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, comprehensive sexuality education and meaningful youth participation in local and global development processes. 

Regional Conference: “Promoting Health and Rights, Reducing Inequalities” in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This blog post was written by YCSRR member *Evdokia Romanova of Russia. Evdokia attended the EECA Youth Voice Advocacy Training with other youth advocates from the region before taking part in the UNFPA regional conference from May 27-29, 2015 on the topic of advancing sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in the region through the post-2015 development agenda.

From May 27–29th I had the opportunity to participate in the regional conference “Promoting Health and Rights, Reducing Inequalities: Towards Better Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)”, which was organized by UNFPA and brought together 140 participants from 27 countries in the EECA region, parliamentarians, civil society representatives and young people.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia regional advocacy training and conference


ASTRA Youth members from Georgia and Russia participated with other youth activists in the advocacy training for youth voices and priorities in EECA region that took place from 24th to 26th May in Sofia, Bulgaria. During the training they had a chance to improve their capacity in the advocacy skills related to Post-2015 Agenda and ICPD. Also, participants of the training prepared advocacy messages with youth priorities: education and meaningful youth participation, which were presented to the parliamentarians during Promoting Health and Rights, Reducing Inequalities Towards Better Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes conference, that was held from 27th to 29th May.