In August 2013, representatives of United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET) member organizations met in Ljubljana on third annual meeting. During the UNYANET Summit, General Assembly and capacity building workshops were held.
Besides revising the previous work of the network, preparing plans for the future work, electing new UNYANET Executive Board and accepting new member organizations, different meeting and workshops were organized. First part of the conference took place at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, where the participants were welcomed by the vice-dean Dr. Maja Bučar. On Tuesday, participants met with the honorary patron of the Summit, President of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Borut Pahor and held a discussion about current international issues and the role of youth in democratic processes. Dr. Boštjan Udovič from the Faculty of Social Sciences held a workshop on diplomatic protocol, and Daniel Hardegger, member of the UNYANET presidency, held a leadership workshop. On Wednesday, participants visited European Youth Capital Maribor. On Thursday, Dr. Marjan Svetličič from the Faculty of Social Sciences held a workshop on negotiations and UNA Slovenia volunteer Ana Podgornik held a workshop on intercultural dialogue. In the evening, the Municipality of Ljubljana organized a reception. The participants of the conference, representatives of the diplomatic missions in Ljubljana and of the Faculty of Social Sciences were addressed by the vice-mayor Ms. Tjaša Ficko. On Friday, the final part of the conference – the General Assembly – took place, which started with a video address by the director of UNIS Vienna Mr. Janos Tisovszky. The conference was successfully concluded by determining the future work of the network.
The Summit strengthened capacities of youth organizations, but also of the network, and set ground for follow-up activities and common projects in the future.