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Youth mobility manifest

I can think of thousand and one reasons for which it is worth embarking on this adventure and participate in the youth mobility programs of the European Union.

Words are not enough to describe this experience until you haven’t lived it in all its intensity.  Below you can find 27 European “stars” that youth mobility programs can offer and that make you want to repeat over and over again.

 

 

I can think of thousand and one reasons for which it is worth embarking on this adventure and participate in the youth mobility programs of the European Union. But then again, words are not enough to describe this experience until you haven’t lived it in all its intensity.  Below you can find 27 European “stars” that youth mobility programs can offer and that make you want to repeat over and over again.

 

 

  1. Waking up one day knowing that you can get to learn the world.

 

  1. Know other cultures and get to know your own culture through them.

 

  1. Explore mountains and beaches, from the north to the south.

 

  1. Learn foreign languages and be able to communicate with other young Europeans.

 

  1. Develop your personality and improve as a person.

 

  1. Live unforgettable joyful and sad moments.

 

  1. Learn to respect the others as well as yourself.

 

  1. Discover diversity and realize that you are unique.

 

  1. Dream in another language.

 

  1. Have friends from all over the world.

 

  1. Develop skills and competences.

 

  1. Learn to be an entrepreneur and  how to manage difficult situations.

 

  1. Be conscious of social problems.

 

  1. Become part of other cultures and be able to integrate and adapt to any cultural context.

 

  1. Be able to sing and dance in various languages.

 

  1. Get smiles for free and start to smile more often.

 

  1. Laugh with other cultures’ jokes.

 

  1. Travel, travel and travel.

 

  1. Learn to respect religious diversity.

 

  1. Learn to teach and teach to learn.

 

  1. Look with a fresh eye  and rediscover your own town.

 

  1. Surpass yourself.

 

  1. Open yourself to the world and explore the richness of Europe.

 

  1. Get rid of prejudices and establish your personal values from the beginning.

 

  1. Realise that we are all different but, at the same time, so similar.

 

  1. Establish your own personal European citizenship.

 

  1. Change the world without even noticing it.

 

 

 

 

Europe is at our feet and invites us to know every corner of it, through a continuous learning process that leads to personal and social development. We are invited to experience this wonderful European dream and discover the sweet taste of memories that you can live to its fullness in a foreign country that is now yours and has already become your second home.

 

Lovely stories that we are going to tell —while still getting deeply moved— to our grandchildren, those future young Europeans of this new century.

 

Eri (Greece), EVS volunteer

 

Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Asociación Intercambia Málaga.