Our youth are our future.  Working with youth to gain their perspectives and to help them understand the world better is one of our priorities and obligations.  In our time of difficulty it is often the youth that pay the price of our mistakes and suffer the effects of our bad judgment.

Our work with youth includes:

Youth Initiatives:  Allowing the youth of today to build projects around their needs and interest and supporting them in every way possible.

Youth Exchanges:  Allowing the youth of the world to get together for common goals and exchange cultures and learn from each other.

Youth Democracy and Youth Policy:  Giving the youth a better understanding of their place in a democratic world and letting them know that individually they can make a difference.  Discussing youth policy with youth and policy makers to shape their future together.

Training and Education: Offering training and educational courses to youth and youth workers and leaders.

Anti-drug campaigns:  Working with youth to combat drug abuse and to educate them about the dangers associated with drug abuse.

Youth Unemployment:  A major issue during these times and a main priority for the current and future years.  Finding was to get youth unemployment reduced. 

Volunteerism:  A term we often take for granted.  Building our future requires a lot of volunteering and during these difficult times most people generally think of the self rather than the society but when we neglect our society we neglect ourselves.  We offer youth opportunities to volunteer on local and international levels so that they can gain more experience and implement this experience in their working environment and their communities.

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Testimonials

"Where Do I Belong?" Youth Exchange - Romania was an experience I wish everyone could have. The project focused on many topics that we deal with on a daily basis such as migration, refugees, inequality, barriers of different kinds that we both face and place for others to overcome. All activities were interactive and challenged the participants to come up with creative ideas, solutions or performances in a short period of time. The activities were made in a way to interact with people from different nationalities, religions & backgrounds and to question all our beliefs and cultural norms. 

Everything we did was inspiring and entertaining, a way to learn by doing and a way to learn from the others. I enjoyed every single moment and strongly recommend participating to anyone who enjoys international environment and learning in unconventional ways. 

Thank you all for being who you are, sharing your thoughts and ways of doing and special thanks to the organizers who outdid themselves! :)

Maria Kovalenko from Bulgaria

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