- Many organisations say that they are inactive because they do not have funds. They are on the wrong track, says Barbara Zamożniewicz, a new youth ombudswoman at the Marshall of the Świętokrzyskie Province. And she knows what she says, she has proven that for the past 10 years.
Hundreds of young people from nine Polish cities participated in the Marathon of Active Citizens organised by the Foundation for the Development of the Education System. Agata Nowacka sums sup the initiative.
We wanted young people from small towns in our province to have the same access to information as the youth from Gdańsk, says Adam Niemkiewicz, the creator of the largest regional information network in Europe.
Edyta Pyl and Paulina Saramak, students of No. 1 Upper Secondary School in Giżycko, participated in a trip to Brussels. This was their reward for the 1st and 3rd place in an essay competition, entitled “The Young Poles as European citizens”, organised as part of the celebration of Europe Day.
The Association Elbląg Europa has won the „Champion of European Youth Information” Eurodesk award. This is the first Polish non-governmental organisation to be honoured with this distinction.“I believe this is not our last word”, says Paweł Kulasiewicz, President of the Association.
21 wniosków pod adresem najważniejszych organów UE sformułowali uczestnicy unijnej Konferencji Młodzieżowej w Wilnie. Było to jedno z najważniejszych wydarzeń litewskiej prezydencji poświęconych sprawom młodych ludzi.
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She became involved in social activity in her teen years. She founded a non-governmental organisation and worked as a volunteer in Portugal. Today, she is an advisor to the Minister of National Education. Klaudia Wojciechowska knows how to combine passion and work.
Young people from Świerklaniec stage computer training for senior citizens. This project can be helpful in establishing inter-generational dialogue, says Zofia Ślęzakowska of the Youth in Action programme.
There are 25 of them, they come from all over Poland and they have just one objective: to deepen knowledge of local governance. “Such projects make us realise that decisions shaping Europe are made close to us” – says Peter Matjašič of the European Youth Forum.
What do young Flemish people do when they want to spend some time with their friends? They go to a youth club. For an East European this is the most intriguing element of the Flemish youth policy – Wawrzyniec Pater reports.
EU Youth Conference highlights employment as critical to the inclusion of young people in society