Since 2022 A.P.E. inFo has become an associate member of YHO, which stands for Youth Health Organization (International). YHO is one of the leading organizations that empowers young people to work on Youth Health. They teach, train, connect and financially support youth from different backgrounds to actively participate in prevention programmes, research, policy and leadership on Youth Health.

Our benefits as associate membership:

  • All the benefits as network member
  • Section membership
  • Regions membership
  • Discounted offers for YHO events and conferences – 20% off
  • LIMITED access to digital library of curated resources, learning tools and knowledge archives
  • Free consultations (incl. professional support on projects and grants) on youth health, leadership and youth engagements up to 10 hours a year (Basic consultations)
  • Use YHO ASSOCIATE MEMBER logo for your own events (upon approval)
  • Contribute input for briefings, policies, consensus documents
  • ONE free spot/waiver for the Portorož Youth Health Forum
  • Tailor-made online courses
  • Apply for internships, voluntary service and Youth Health Ambassadors Programme
  • Paid expenses for annual GA (for one person)
  • Apply for study visits and other financial support (lower sums)
  • Participate in YHO delegations to external meetings with (limited amount of spots)*
  • Access to high-level receptions and VIP networking meets during YHO events (limited amount of spots)

YHO’s values:

  • Partnership: YHO believes that true transformation comes by actively involving young people, treating them as essential team-players and connecting them with other important stakeholders.
  • Professionalism: Young people can show great leadership, expertise and integrity and work in a transparent and accountable way.
  • Health: All people deserve to live a healthy life in a healthy environment.
  • Respect: YHO welcomes geographical, professional and cultural diversity.

YHO’s work:

YHO works towards the health and wellbeing of young people, through promotion of healthy lifestyles and prevention of non-communicable diseases, including mental health and environmental health. It develops and supports evidence-based and effective policies to assure health-promoting environments for young people.

This is achieved through building capacity of youth organizations in the topics of: Youth research, Advocacy of effective and comprehensive policies and Behaviour-change strategies that improve young people’s health and wellbeing.

Since its establishment, YHO has hosted several conferences, seminars and other capacity-building events. It has conducted research together with young people that has been used to inform policy-making. YHO has amplified the voices of young people when advocating for health-promoting policies nationally and internationally.

YHO’s origin:

The International Youth Health Organization was officially established in 2011 as the Alcohol Policy Youth Network (APYN) and was connecting youth organizations to work towards the prevention and reduction of alcohol-related harm.

APYN developed and advocated for effective alcohol policies. After years of successful work on the field of alcohol, members decided in 2018 to rename the network and expand the areas of work to non-communicable diseases, including mental health and environmental health. It joined forces with other formal and informal youth networks around Europe, including the European Tobacco Control Youth Network, Sustainaware and the YU-SEE initiative.

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