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You(th) decide - final conference - participant's opinion - Nataly / ENG

On 12th september participants from Poland,Czech Republic,Hungary and Slovakia met in Ryglice with purpose to share outputs from their local meetings.Topic of project was participation and active citizenship.We started our meeting with some activities to know each other better.Through workshops where we colaborated in teams with participants from another countries we shared our opinions about definition of participation of youth.We were talking about situation of youth in our countries,our goals,success,challanges,perspectives in this topic.Also it was really interesting to heard about other organizations and their projects done by their community.Later we started to prepare for the conference in national teams.Next day at the conference which were located in Zalasowa each country present what have they learnt ,realized or create throught this project.Our audiencie was made of mayors and polish students from eight different schools .Students were between 10 to 15 years old and after conference we were interviewing them .We found out that most of the students don't participate in community where they live.For some of them it was first time when they heard about oportunities of being activite citizenships and involving in public life in municipality.They learnt sth new and spend enjoyable time during interactive parts of presentations. I consider this project as very usefull for audiencie and also for us.We as participants of organizations realized we must find ways how to motivate youth more to be active citizens.Also we found out that there is lack of information and youth is not well informed.Now we know that there is iniciative to be active from youth and also iniciative from officials to help them. Our perspective in the future is to be the bridge between youth and officials to connect them and encourage them to create amazing projects which will make our society better.Because youth is our future and you(th) can decide.
Natália ,Slovakia.