MS Hive: A creative space for social innovation
Within the framework of the MS Hive, EMSP hosted an Advocacy & Campaigning learning program with six interactive workshops in collaboration with Campaign Accelerator for both YPN members and member MS societies. During the program participants were collaborating to design initiatives or events for young people with MS. Currently, different projects are being developed in 3 countries: Slovenia, Ukraine and the UK, all addressing different needs of the community.
In 2021, EMSP has launched the MS Hive, set-up the YPN Working Group, composed of young people representatives of member societies alongside members of the network, and run several workshops and webinars to further support young people with MS.
Additionally, EMSP has established a YPN Working Group, welcoming young people representatives of the EMSP member societies to share their thoughts on the actions of YPN and work on developing future activities collectively. What’s more, the 2021 EMSP Annual Conference dedicated a special session exclusively for young people with MS.
Empowerment of local young coordinators
In 2021, EMSP continued training young people with MS within its community building and advocacy programme. Namely, through a Webinar on Mental Health hosted in collaboration with Mental Health Europe, as well as the different webinars organised by EMSP addressing issues relevant to young people with MS, where YPN members were given a place to share their thoughts and ideas on the matters at hand. The YPN members were also given a storytelling platform by writing blogs and participating in wider EMSP campaigns.
How to get involved with the EMSP Young People’s NetworkThe YPN is a place where MS advocates can develop their skills and make longstanding connections. We invite anyone between the ages of 18-35 to join the MS movement, make great connections and dedicate few hours a month advocating for change in Europe!
If you have any further questions or are interested in being a part of YPN, please contact EMSP’s Community Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org