Youth Week reinforces the EU â€“ China Cooperation
Between the 4th and the 7th July 2011, Stefano Tacconi and Kostas Kompotis participated in the EU-China Youth Week in the flagship event of E.U. - China cooperation in Beijing and Xi'an, representing YEU through the YFJ. This has been a historical event as it initiated further cooperation between China and EU. The topic of the event was sustainability and it included 120 participants from Europe and 100 participants from China.
During this week Kostas and Stefano were involved in different activities including a mong others a conference with Mr. Shi Guohi (Assistant to the Director of Berau VII of International department of Communist Party of China), several visits to the local community, the Xi'An wastewater treatment plan, the participation in EU-China proclamation launching ceremony and the conference about the Economic Sustainable Development and Youth, and the Ecological Sustainable Development and Youth. In the workgroup about Green volunteering, Stefano and Kostas assisted in the management of the session in pure YEU style and with great success, as the Chinese and EU organizers and participants said! The success of YEU representation was also ensured with the invitation of Kostas, with 10 other young European leaders, to dinner with Vice President of All China Youth Federation in Beijing.
This event has been an amazing opportunity for both participants who are already involved actively in YEU and this great experience increased the motivation for further involvement and activity in our network.