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YMCA EUROPE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT NETWORK GROUP

17th February 2021

The Movement Strengthening Committee of YMCA Europe is initiating a fellowship network “YMCA Europe Property Development Network Group”

property development group

VISION

YMCA, as a joined movement, is providing sustainable impact using its key resources and strengthening its capacity for the benefit of Youth.


OVERALL AIM

Strengthening YMCA National Movements in relation to any Properties that they own as the resource they use for impact creation.


OBJECTIVES

  • identify current needs, challenges and successes of National Movements in the sphere of Property Development; nature, type of property; approaches of National Movements towards property of local YMCAs; how property helps to deliver YMCA mission;
  • creating a system of mutual and outwards promotion through building a map of National YMCA venues and creating added value of this group for the society (including the reestablishment of a system of discounts for YMCA members); 
  • assisting each other with expertise, best practices, building team of experts; mutual support for property assets sustainability; support for National Movements establishing new buildings or camps;
  • discuss and introduce quality checks based on SDGs, Safe Space concept “labels”.

MEMBERS

National YMCAs, which have property in ownership (not short rent/lease). 


LEGAL STATUS

  • The membership is open to all National YMCAs, which have property in ownership. 
  • The group reports annually to the Executive Committee through the Movement Strengthening Committee according to the set format and timeframe. 

It is important to create and show the added value of this group for the society. 


STRUCTURE

  • Subgroups might appear naturally (by type: camps, hotels, shops, etc.; or by key challenges).
  • The group is not obliged to build any governing structure. However, it is recommended to choose the Group Leader who will be a contact person and a coordinator of work. 
  • The Executive Secretary for Movement Strengthening of YMCA Europe will assist in the group work when necessary. 

HOW TO JOIN

To join the Network Group please fill in a short registration form by 8 March 2021

 


NEXT SUGGESTED STEPS FOR THE GROUP

  • agree on the objectives, structure and format;
  • create the action plan with time-frame and a business plan;
  • elaborate and launch the survey on property.  

 

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