SEYF – South Europe Youth Forum is a network of youth organizations based in Italy and spread all over the European Area. SEYF has the aim to promote cooperation at international level and to facilitate access to opportunities at European level, as well as learning mobility and European cooperation.
SEYF is based on the principles and values of Peace and Nonviolence, Equality in Diversity, Human Rights, Democracy and active participation, respect for the environment, cooperation, communication, solidarity. SEYF is an independent organization without ties to political parties, but looking for active participation by all his members.
The innovation of SEYF network consists not only in its capacity to be collector and prompter of contacts but in its making itself a social network for the promotion of relations among individuals participants and organizations in a logic of communication in step with the times.
Today SEYF gather in a strong cooperation more than 30 organizations from different countries. The main goal, shared by all partners, is to work for social and human development, to help in bringing forward positive change and social cohesion in a world that respects human rights and democratically involves all human beings in their personal development.
The Italian base of SEYF takes place in the Province of Lecce (Apulia Region) and coordinates an international web network called "SEYF.EU" which brings together organizations, associations and public government agencies.
At the moment SEYF is also settled on the Maltese Islands with the organization SEYF Malta.
SEYF initially received a co-funding grant form the Region Puglia for constituting a telematic network, not only a website, where every association/organization can share its competences in order to foster youth initiatives, in the frame of local, national and European Programs.