CYN is built on trust.
On curiosity, inclusion and commitment.
On long lasting friendship(s).

What We Do?

Sustainable Growth - SDG

Our services cover areas related to climate preservation, gender equality, mental health, and well-being. Additionally, we strive to create and promote inclusive environments that result in innovative and inspiring organizations. We provid  services that strengthen individuals’ and organizations’ abilities to withstand difficulties. Our services include research, facilitation, project management, and training with the goal of fostering more active citizenship and a more sustainable future for our target group and the planet.

Our services include: 

  • Environmental impact assessments 
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation 
  • The 3 Rs: recycling, re-using, re-use 
  • Healthy lives and well-being 
  • Mainstreaming gender equality

CYN is committed to implementing sustainable business practices in order to reduce operational risks, enable innovative business opportunities, and contribute to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Human Rights, Advocacy & Equality

Building peaceful societies that encourages equality is crucial for sustainable development. In situations where conflicts occur, it is essential to implement social protection programs that address the needs and rights of vulnerable groups and populations. Progressing towards gender equality by empowering women and girls can play a vital role in the economic growth of nations. 

CYN prioritizes the social inclusion of refugees and migrants and socially disadvantaged population groups in general. Our projects aim to strengthen communities by developing their soft skills, improving their self-image, developing their leadership skills, fostering their mental health, and supporting them throughout their educational and employment journeys. We strive to support and empower individuals in achieving their full potential, contributing to a more inclusive and equitable society. 

Ensuring fair opportunities for individuals with different backgrounds, experiences and foundations is a critical aspect of our work. Our colleagues, including those with degrees in international law and human rights, as well as our network of external consultants and research analysts, have vast experience throughout the whole spectrum of the human rights-based approach to development. We offer various services to advance human rights and equality, including:  

  • Implementing international human rights and international humanitarian law mechanisms: This involves integrating human rights and humanitarian law principles into the policies, procedures, and practices of CYN, as well as monitoring and evaluating the impact of our work on human rights and humanitarian law. CYN also advocate for the promotion and protection of human rights and humanitarian law at the national and international levels, and engage in partnerships and collaborations with other actors to further these goals.


Advocacy for youth and adult with migrant and refugees background

CYN is a member of the first-ever European self-representative structure for organisations led by people with migrant background. The organisation engages in advocacy efforts aimed at addressing the unique challenges faced by migrants and refugees, such as discrimination, lack of access to education, healthcare, and social services, and precarious living conditions. CYN further engages in community mobilization and awareness-raising activities aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination towards migrants and refugees. Overall, the organisation aims to ensure that refugee and migrant individuals are able to access the support and resources they need to live with dignity, safety, and security in their new communities.

  • Providing social protection to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups: CYN works to build the capacity of local communities and governments to provide social protection services and to address the root causes of poverty and exclusion. This involves providing training, technical assistance, and resources to local organizations and community groups, as well as engaging in partnerships and collaborations with relevant stakeholders.
  • Gender equality and women’s empowerment: CYN provides education and awareness-raising programs that address gender-based discrimination and violence, promote gender equality, and provide women with the skills and knowledge to participate fully in society. These programs address gender stereotypes, harmful practices, and norms that limit women’s opportunities and choices. As a result, CYN offers empowerment programs that aim to increase women’s economic opportunities, political participation, and leadership roles.

Our work in these areas is essential to promoting sustainable development and building peaceful societies that respect the rights of all individuals, regardless of their background or circumstances.