Young Effect Association is officially recognised by the municipality of Magenta in Lombardia region, Milano district of Italy. The Association is composed of Counsellors with specialist backgrounds in social policies and youth education; members of the association also have great experience in European projects development. The Association is working with a specific methodology; the youth involved come from small communities, where social and cultural opportunities are few. Moreover we have many partnerships with local cultural, art, theatre and sport associations as well with several groups of youngsters.
During the last years Young Effect was involved in more the 40 international projects in Europe, Asia and Africa and it was promoter in Italy of 3 international projects about rural development, immigration and conflicts resolution.
In 2017 Young Effect has been the official promoter of the programme “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” for Milano Metropolitan City and started cooperation with the Youth Centre of Milano (Informagiovani) in order to implement local initiatives (the first will start on February 2018).
Young Effect is working regularly on EU projects involving youth workers, young people with fewer opportunities, migrants and in general youth interested in intercultural dialogue and exchanging experiences abroad. Most of our volunteers have experience in youth projects and leading young people and so we believe that we can contribute positively in the implementation of this project and his follow up. Moreover thanks to the great experience in entrepreneurs projects Young Effect is able to motivate the participants in order to guarantee a follow up of the project in their life and in the development of their ideas.
Since 2015 Young Effect is implementing a local activity called “Magenta Express” because like the legendary train the organization is making several stops along the world. Each event is similar to an intercultural evening but only related to specific country. The evening is facilitated by young migrants coming from the presented country (Cultural presentation, non-formal activity in relation to break the stereotypes and final buffet with traditional food of the presented country)
Magenta Arte & Gusto will be the next event where we expect hundreds of young people attending. It’s a 2 days event were we mix art exhibitions of local young people and food 0KM from local farmers. During the event we will have music, debates about environment, local and ethic food etc., if this first event will be successful we are planning to make it regularly. In summer time Young Effect organize the Music Summer Festival, an event that collect thousand people that enjoy music and food.