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Young european swiss | yes is the only pro-european voice of Swiss youth. Yes is of the opinion that Switzerland is a part of Europe, whether out of pragmatic necessity or idealistic conviction.

With over 300 members yes is active in multiple language regions and cantons of Switzerland. The national board sees adolescents and adults working closely together to realize a variety of projects in the area of politics.

The tendency for an isolation of Switzerland is particularly threatening to the economy. Especially Swiss adolescents would be negatively impacted by their country standing on the sidelines, since our possibilities, e.g. Erasmus, borderless traveling and working in the EU would be jeopardized.

Yes views the providing of information, especially to adolescents, as the key to a change of opinion within the general public towards Europe and more specifically the EU. That is why young european swiss organizes information days at high schools with the project Europe@School. During such a day students are informed about the topic of Swiss – EU relations through external experts and members of yes on a factual level. A panel discussion with Swiss politicians usually completes the day. A further event of yes is the large project Challenge Europe. Through preparative seminars in Switzerland, a five-day trip to Brussels and a closing meeting participating adolescents and young adults get to know more about the EU, its institutions and its relations to Switzerland.

Next to the core concern of wanting Switzerland to open up towards Europe, yes also strives for a diverse, strong, progressive and networked Switzerland.