Our Life. Our Voice. Yount people and poverty.

Our blog

We place young people’s views at the heart of this project to explore young people’s attitudes to poverty and what it means for them to live in families struggling to make ends meet from day to day.

The young people in involved in this project share their views and experiences throughout their inquiry. Read some of their blog posts from their time in the working groups in the different countries.


“Our Life. Our Voice” Discover Brussels!

The days before and after the “Our Life. Our Voice” Final Conference on 4 May 2017, the project's young participants discovered Brussels and the European Quarter. [more]


Final event

On April 11th 2017 between 15-17, the project participants from Finland held its final event within the framework of the project Our Life. Our Voice. Young people and poverty. The purpose of the event was to give out the magazine...[more]


“Our Life. Our Voice” at the DJHT2017, Düsseldorf

On 28-30 March, our young experts from the project "Our Life. Our Voice. Young people and poverty" held their own workshop in the #DJHT2017 summit "Creating a Social and Fair Europe for all Young People" in Düsseldorf![more]


Our Life. Our Voice. Final Conference Upcoming!

The "Our Life. Our Voice" partners and their young participants will hold the Final conference of the project in Brussels on 3-4th May![more]


Project update #3 Romania

On the 19th of December 2016, we had our multiplier event in Oradea, Romania. During this event, the young people shared their views about poverty with forty representatives of public institutions. Some of the authorities present...[more]


Meeting between Stuttgart and Frankfurt (Oder) in Frankfurt (oder) May 2016

Our IB Stuttgart Poverty group visited the group of IB Frankfurt (Oder) from 24th to 26th of May 2016. The aim of the meeting was amongst others to discover Frankfurt (Oder) under the perspective of youth poverty. The...[more]



A full day spent in Florence by the Italian group stimulated the participants to ask themselves about poverty and its definition.[more]


Responding to Childrens' Views on Poverty Conference

Our group of young people delivered a workshop and seminar on the Childrens' Commission on Poverty in April. Young Commissioner Caitlyn blogs about her day.[more]


Alternative city tour (April 16 in Stuttgart)

On Friday 22nd of April a guided city tour with “Trott-war” was conducted. The word “Trott-war” is inspired by the French word “trottoir” which means sideway. “Trott-war” is a monthly newspaper of homeless people or people...[more]


Meeting between IB Stuttgart and IB Frankfurt (Oder) (Apr. 2016 in Stuttgart)

From 13-15th April participants from IB Frankfurt (Oder) met with participants from IB Stuttgart in Stuttgart. Unfortunately, the group of Dresden could not join the meeting. In general, Frankfurt (Oder) works on poverty related...[more]

  • YES Forum
  • The Children’s Society, London, The United Kingdom
  • Cooperativa Zefiro, Lucca LU, Italy
  • Internationaler Bund, Frankfurt, Germany
  • After Eight, Jakobstad, Finland
  • Dynamo International, Brussels, Belgium
  • Ruhama Foundation, Oradea Jud, Romenia