To the question “What else do you think youth centres should be involved in?” young people from ENYC countries answered:
“The view to the future based on the ideas of young people.” [18 y.o. boy from FYROM]
“In making decision on local level,” [24 y.o. young woman from FYROM]
“ Creating thoughtful youth.” [22 y.o. young woman from FYROM]
“Intercontinental exchanges.” [ 16 y.o. French boy]
“Excursions” [18 y.o. French young man]
“Health” [17 y.o. French man]
“Methodological tools in order to find a job” [22 y.o. Greek young man]
“Everything!” [15 y.o. Greek boy]
“To support young people to get educated” [17 y.o Slovak girl]
“They do what they can” [16 y.o. Slovak girl]
“Sport competition & Tournaments” [16 y.o. Slovak boy]
“To involve more young people to their activities” [16 y.o. Slovenian boy]
“Fun activities” [15 y.o. Slovenian girl]
“Dialogue between different cultures” [17 y.o. Luxemburgish boy]
“Bicycle ride” [15 y.o. Luxemburgish boy]
“Tolerance and respect” [16 y.o. British girl]
“Medias projects” [27 y.o. British young woman]
“More cooperation with formal education” [20 y.o. Finnish young woman]
“Politics” [18,21 and 23 y.o. Italian young men]
“Socialisation of young people” [22 y.o. Czech young woman]
“A lot!” [18 y.o. Czech young man]
“Local self lead projects” [20 y.o. Bulgarian young woman]
“Help to choose a future job” [18 y.o. Turkish young man]
A panel of 450 young people from 13 European countries have been inquired
through a questionnaire on young people and their participation in the society.
Results of the survey are accessible here ENYC Youth SURVEY RESULTS.pdf
Some answers from the e-debate to the following questions: “What means for you Voluntary Service / Voluntary work?”
“For me it is a philosophy, a way of believing and living, a way to help when needed, to be active and involved, to change myself and the world for better” Natalie – Bulgaria
is a good opportunity both for the volunteer and the people they help, to learn new things about them self and the world” Jessica and Ama – Slovakia
“For me it is more thinking about myself first as I get personal self-development, get the chance to meet new people and the satisfaction of contributing to a specific project” Jona – Greece
“I think, volunteering starts inside of the human being and then extend to community then the international level. So briefly it means feeling responsible self to the world.” Ibrahim – Turkey
“Volunteering is for me a state of mind, it is an act of giving without thought of remuneration set apart to be happy to help a person or even an animal that nobody support, it is already very important to me.” Aurelien – France
“Volunteering for me is an action of solidarity.
ing is a complementary activity to “activism” both of them express solidarity but in different ways:
What would tell to a young person to encourage them to participate?
“I would say to a young person that as a volunteer she or he can be an active part of a change for a better future” Vasja – Slovenia
“It is a great experience, that you can not get anywhere else but you should choose a project which you have interested in.” Adrien – Luxembourg
More information about ENYC e-debates here. http://www.eycn.org/enyc-youth-e-debates
The Bulgarian organisation Open Mind, member of the Bulgarian network Major, organized a seminar in the town of Burgas from 9th till 13th of September 2011.
Outcome of this meeting were: first scan of training needs of ENYC youth workers, listing of the training expertise, proposal for quality criteria for an ENYC trainer, draft calendar for training activities for 2012 – 2013.
Hana, youth worker at the Corinthian Youth Centres Network in Greece went to the Youth Centre of Eisenborn (SNJ) in Luxembourg for a 2 weeks job-shadowing (24.10-03.11.2011) where she could work and learn from the video workshop carried out by this centre .
Who knows where the composer Joseph Kosma with Johny Mercer, Jacques Prevert took their inspirations for a Jazz standard song “Autumn leaves”, but they probably visited Luxembourg in the Autumn time, as me.
For my Job Shadowing, I had an opportunity to visit The National Youth Service in Eisenborn, LU (Service National de la Jeunesse – SNJ) specialized on Video – making videos.
Since the centre is organizing video educational projects with schools and youth groups, it was a good chance for me to see them in the action.
Moreover I had a chance by myself to try the whole process of creating a video. From the basic preparation phase, for example how to stand in correct way a tripod, how to hold a camera, taking videos, editing, a video-cut, working with the special video programme “Final cut” etc.
You can’t become a video expert in 10 days, but it was a good start to get familiar with the basics and it opened a fictional door for me to a “video world”.
Hospitality, cooperation and the company of Adrien, Paul, Ivan, David and other nice people I could meet in those days were very nice, warm and friendly.
My stay was very beneficial, rewarding for me and my work.
Many thanks to Adrien Promme and his Boys´ team!
From 15/05 till 15/07 took place European Youth photo contest ““Give a Hand! Volunteers for Inclusion.” with themes Inclusion: Voluntary services & inclusion; Act of solidarity and voluntary services in my place; Inequality in our society; What you understand by the term poverty?
The photos sent expressed the view of different young people from all over Europe around those themes.
Below the winning photos:
In the frame of the ENYC volunteer Action “Give a Hand! Volunteers for environment, a group of volunteer from Corinthia took part in a environmental volunteer actions on the 4th June 2011.
The aim of the voluntary action was to integrate young immigrants to the local environment and remind them of the importance of respecting our Earth and life in all its diversity.
The second following action was an art workshop using gathered recycled material. (re-use)
Every one of us can do something to help protecting our environment.
“We are happy that we could be a part of the ambition to help.”
The Greek volunteer team
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In the frame of the European Year of Volunteering ENYC has created an online database gathering voluntary service placement in the following countries: Albania, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Finland, FYROMacedonia, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic.
You will be able to find placements dedicated to locals, and placement for international volunteers.
The database is divided in countries and thematic: social work, environment, education – children activities, Free time – Art & Culture, Humanitarian work – Civil Protection, Youth activities.
Feel free to join in! http://www.eycn.org/voldb
*** ENYC Newsletter 2011 / No 2 – firstname.lastname@example.org ***
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