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WE ARE FEMYSO

“Discover FEMYSO’s world” ​

FEMYSO is a pan-European network of 32 Member Organisations across 20 European countries, and is the voice of Muslim Youth in Europe and is regularly consulted on issues pertaining to Muslim Youth.

FEMYSO has developed useful links with the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations and a host of other significant organisations at the European and international level. 

VISION 

FEMYSO’s vision is to be the leading voice for European Muslim youth, developing and empowering them, and working to build a diverse, cohesive and vibrant Europe. 

MISSION

To be an exemplary European institution, bringing together Muslim youth to network and exchange ideas, developing them to achieve their full potential and working closely with its Member Organisations as well as other partners to build a better Europe for all. 

OUR VALUES 

Excellence

Unity

Creativity

Godliness

Proactivity

OUR STRUCTURE 

As per the articles set out in the Statutes, FEMYSO consists of its Member Organisations, the General Assembly, the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees. 

General Assembly

GA

The General Assembly, which is made of all Member Organisations, meet every year. At this meeting, the Executive Committee presents its annual financial and activity reports as well as discusses the next steps of the organisation in consultation with the Member Organisations.

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Executive Committee

ExCo

The main administrative body of the Association and has all the powers to manage FEMYSO. A new Executive Committee (ExCo) is elected every two years by the General Assembly and remains answerable to the GA until the end of the mandate.

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Board of Trustees

BoT

The Board of Trustees (BoT), which is elected every four years, is an advisory body to the Executive Committee.

Department Members

Department Members

The different departments of FEMYSO rely heavily on the invaluable work of their team members.

WHAT WE DO 

MILESTONES

1995
The first meeting between Muslim youth organisations across Europe took place in Sweden in 1995, when the Foreign Ministry of Sweden in co-operation with the Swedish Muslim Youth organisation SUM (Sveriges Unga Muslimer), organised an international conference titled ‘Islam in Europe’. The participants at this conference felt the need to establish better communication between the organisations and undertake steps towards greater co-operation and co-ordination.
1995
1996
In June 1996 a meeting was held in Leicester, UK, this meeting representing nineteen youth and student organisations from eleven countries across Europe. This meeting created strong bonds between those present and resulted in the official launch of the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO).
1996
2000
FEMYSO establishes its office in Brussels, Belgium.
2000
2001
FEMYSO selected to be on the Council of Europe’s Advisory Council on Youth for the first time.
2001
2002
FEMYSO delivered its first study session. 'Human Rights - The contribution of European Muslims' study session in collaboration with the Council of Europe held at the European Youth Centre in Budapest.
2002
2006
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Terry Davis, joined by FEMYSO’s Vice President Sunduss Al-Hassani to officially launch the ‘’All Different, All Equal’’ European Youth Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation (Strasbourg, France - June 2006).
2006
2011
FEMYSO organises the European Muslim Youth Conference in Brussels, Belgium bringing together over 100 participants from across Europe.
2011
2012
Signing of a Memorandum to mark the 10-year partnership between FEMYSO and Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE).
2012
2013
Green up my community Campaign - The 'GreenUp! My Community' Campaign was launched in 2013 as a Europe-wide grassroots campaign to promote more ethical and environmentally friendly habits among mosques and community centres.
2013
2014
Build my NGO – Leadership development programme
2014
2016
ADVISE Advocates Against Islamophobia in Education
2016
2017
FEMYSO celebrates its 20th anniversary through a GALA event taking place in Stockholm, Sweden.
2017
2019
FEMYSO becomes an official partner with the European Parliament, and launching its campaign ‘Your Vote, Your Voice’
2019
2020
Launch of "Outbreak of Generosity"
2020
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