SEEYN has developed projects with different national, regional and international organizations, programs or Networks. To ensure a broader participation all relevant activities are open to partnership with other organizations than SEEYN members.
Regarding regional advocacy activities, SEEYN is supporting a strategy based on partnerships with other main actors in the given field of attention. This is to ensure the widest impact possible, putting the aim of the activity and the program before everything else.
In the fields of work camps and volunteer exchanges, close co-operation with other relevant international networks and regional initiatives is increasing every year.
Relations to Governmental institutions
The main expectation is to be recognized by Governmental institutions and the public as a crucial actor in the SEE region for youth issues. Co-operation and sometimes confrontation with local and national governmental institutions are key factors in changing any legislation and practices, improving the visa system, reforming education, youth employment etc. SEEYN should develop a systematic, strategy based plan on how to work with Governmental institutions in the future. Without a clear strategy and direct intentions, SEEYN has already established co-operation with and gained experience from a few governmental institutions.
Partner’s networks/co-operation on international level
A great potential lies within the cooperation with other FRESTA networks. High priority is given to cooperation with these networks, especially in terms of facilitation of Cross-cutting activities. A second pillar is the cooperation with the TWINNING program. One of the best examples of SEEYN partnership with other FRESTA networks was environmental Eco Bus Tour and Albert Einstein Project.
The integration into and co-operation with the existing European exchange networks and association will be furthered through the assistance to develop concrete exchange programs and training seminars with external funding. Also opportunities of linking activities to other networks active in the region, including other networks of which SEEYN members are part, will continue even more.
Through active participation in important European seminars and meetings, including the support to develop a strategy of how to approach the larger European Union and Council of Europe exchange and training program in co operation with other European networks, the program aims to build a stable and sustainable basis for regional and international short- and long-term volunteer exchanges.
Until now SEEYN has established cooperation with Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations, Youth Action for Peace, International Cultural Youth Exchange, United Nation Volunteers and Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service.