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

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You(TH) Decide!

It is said it took God six days to create the Earth, in the famous film Liam Neeson needed 72 hours to find his kidnapped daughter. But what happens when you take 24 youngsters from four different countries and give them 24 hours to make the most out of it?

Well, let me tell you what. However, before I do, we shall take a short time-travel trip to the past few months so you will see why we met here in the first place.

The driving force behind all of this was the need to improve the lack of active youth participation in our communities in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Because of this shared vision we decided to organise various events which gathered the local youth workers and young people. The goal was to create a platform for our ideas to emerge, take these concepts and develop them so that they could be successfully implemented in the near future.
But we understood that cutting the whole project at this point would not do enough. Although, each country collected many competent and powerful outcomes, we were in it on our own - at that point we did not fully cooperate with local participants of our foreign partners - yet.

Luckily, our meetup in Ryglice has changed it completely. If you ask any of us, it was a truly intense day. From the initial ice-breaking and get-to-know each other games to the group workshops where we dived deeper in the topic of youth participation and came up with a bunch of cool definitions of what it means to us. At the end of the day we began to prepare for the final step - You(th) Decide conference in a cultural House of Ryglice region.
These were our five minutes of fame: a brief presentation of who we are, introduction to our organisations, showing the results of the hard work we have done and discussing crucial questions regarding youth involvement in the public and political life.

For now, we can only guess how fruitful the experience was. But what I dare say is that meeting in Ryglice was not just an icing on the cake. It was more like the sugar without which the cake could be edible, though rather flavourless. Actually most probably, it would not even be a cake.

You(th) Decide was supported and co-funded by the International Visegrad Fund, under the patronage of the president of Košice Self-governing Region and the mayor of Ryglice.


The activities are developed simultaneously in 4 countries of V4 in partnership with..

Ryglice Community - The Municipal Youth Council of Ryglice
Association of Agrarian and Rural Youth Circles of Jász-Nagykun Szolnok County
European Youth Centre Břeclav z. s.
Youthfully Yours SK

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