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Choć media grzeją się do czerwoności, z ostatnich „faktów medialnych” tak naprawdę niewiele wynika pisze Magda Andrzejewska, ambasadorka Ligi Młodych Wyborców.
The European Union is in for tough times – young people may be its only hope. It is with them in mind that Strasbourg recently hosted “The European Youth Event” with the participation of an over one hundred-strong group from Poland. Among them – me.
"I am preparing a campaign that may change your situation on 25 May”, I have been telling my friends lately. They are surprised. Most of them do not know that this is the day when they can decide on the future of the European Union and of their own.
Before the previous elections to the European Parliament, Eurodesk Poland made a documentary entitled “Młodzież ma głos” (Young Voters). We want to remind about it right before this year’s elections, as it still up to date.
Turnout in the 2009 elections to the European Parliament in Poland amounted to 24.5%. I am afraid to think what the percentage of young voters under 30 was, says Karolina Gałek, ambassador of The League of Young Voters.
Young people should be active and young people should display civic attitudes; it is difficult to disagree with these slogans. However, these postulates cannot be achieved without the commitment on the part of the state, says Sylwester Śmiech, an ambassador of the League of Young Voters.
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Zobacz, jak Europejczycy o różnych zawodach i pasjach tańczą do piosenki “Happy” Pharella Williamsa. Budowlaniec, księgowy, nauczyciel, nudysta, drag queen, student i spora grupa europosłów – wszyscy życzą ci szczęśliwego głosowania!
The results of a survey conducted by the Foundation for the Development of the Education System show that majority of young people who are committed to social life do it for their own satisfaction. Mateusz Jeżowski describes the profile of young active Poles.
Eurodesk has survived turbulences related to amendments to EU education programmes. For the next seven years it will continue its mission to provide information – Wawrzyniec Pater writes about the plans of Eurodesk Poland and the European network of youth information.
Centres should be run by people who are able to solve young people’s problems and who know to whom to refer these people– Angelika Zanki, one of the Eurodesk Poland competition winners, writes about her idea of a youth information centre.
Youth information centres should be places where meetings are held with persons who would wish to share their knowledge of how to make the most of your youth in an active way – says Agata Marzec, winner of the Euroaktywacja competition organised by Eurodesk Poland.
“When the officials saw the corridors full of young people as well as their work, they realised that this was not a game, that the young persons had their ideas and viewpoint”, says Paweł Kulasiewicz, President of the Association Elbląg Eur
The Dolnośląskie Province has its Youth Officer. The Zachodniopomorskie Province is proud of its Youth Information Centre. The Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province has developed a strategy for young people. Eurodesk Poland examines the youth policy on the regional level.
Membership in the European Youth Forum is our number one priority for international cooperation, says Kuba Radzewicz, new chairman of the Polish Council of Youth Organisations (PROM) in the interview for Eurodesk Poland
PROM - Polish Youth Organisations Council established in 2011 represents interest of young people, initiates solutions and provides opinions on ideas concerning youth policy
If you look around, you can see that Polish youth wants to and can be active - says Adam Kułanowski of the Polish National Agency of the Youth in Action programme
The main role of youth information today is to support young people in becoming independent. It is also a prerequisite for participation - Alexandra Beweis from the Austrian Association of Youth Information Centres writes about the role of youth information today.
Is there a need for a youth information system in Poland? How should it work? Who should finance it? The National Office of Eurodesk Poland, following the fundamental principle of the youth policy “nothing about you without you”, asked these questions to the interested parties themselves.
Youth Guarantees? I fear that is a crowd-pleaser – says Professor Leszek Balcerowicz. Talking about young persons’ active citizenship the former Polish Finance Minister tackles the problem of youth unemployment, the invisible hand of the market and the differences between Polish and American students