International Youth Association EstYES

was established in 1991 and it is one of the first organizations in Estonia which deals with cultural and youth exchange.

Our main field of activity is coordinating international projects to offer everyone to discover themselves and the world around us through non-formal study and voluntary service.

Our objectives:

  • Enabling the personal development of young people through non-formal education and intercultural learning.
  • Supporting local societies through (international) voluntary service.
  • International mutual understanding, tolerance, promoting solidarity and respect through global cooperation and international youth work.

Our activities:

  • International cooperating projects: Organization and coordination of youth and volunteer camps in Estonia and abroad; Active participation in the development of international cooperation networks; Coordinating development projects outside of Europe.
  • European Union programs: Within the European Solidarity Corps program coordinating the activities of (foreign) volunteers in Estonia and sending them abroad; Sending Estonian young people and youth workers to Erasmus+ youth exchanges and training; Organization of strategic cooperation projects within the Erasmus+ program.
  • Local level: Creating supporting communities in Estonia (including mentors and group leaders, organizing events and cultural nights) which supports implementation of goals; Presentation and dissemination of international and non-formal learning opportunities.



of operation