The YEF, or YAPC::Europe Foundation, has been put together to foster and encourage Perl conferences and workshops in Europe.

The aim is to provide a central point of reference for any Perl Monger group wishing to host a community oriented conference, or workshop, of like-minded people. To help like-minded Perl enthusiasts, both lightweight and hard-core programmers, to meet one another. To exchange ideas and opportunities relating to Perl. To promote and advocate the Perl programming language itself, and generally brainstorm.