Voices of Young Life Association (Genç Yaşamın Sesleri Derneği-GYSD) Kastamonu, Turkey
Our organization is a non-profit NGO which is located in an emigrant city with rural / semi-rural employment problems, social and financial disadvantages. Young people in our city with its 19 districts have little opportunities to discover their potential and use it for their personal development. We help in the integration of the youngsters and in our city, Kastamonu, into the European Union's system, helping them to take an active part in social issues, supporting their active citizenship behaviours to become a responsible citizen in the European Union. Our members (besides some adult supporters) are high school, university students, and other older youth whose purpose is to create a community where they can freely express themselves and where they can feel themselves as key persons in solving social problems.