YEU Convention 2017: Variety is the spice of life - Try walking in my shoes Cycle of Life
Its August 2017 and our 36th YEU Convention has just ended. This year, supported by European Youth Fundation -EYF, the Convention took place in 3 different countries from the 12th to the 26th of July 2017. The name of the Convention was Variety is the spice of life - Try walking in my shoes Cycle of Life, covering a stage of life in each country.: birth, adulthood and 3rd age.
Convention started in Kozani, Greece, travelled to Shkoder, Albania and closed at Ohrid Lake. Participants came from Armenia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, FYROM/Macedonia, Greece, Italy, Kosovo*, Lithuania, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine. At the same time, we also expected to have young people from Azerbaijan, Egypt and the United Kingdom. The process to bring people at the Convention was a bit stressing, but we managed to bring the majority of people. Unfortunately, due to visa issues, we didn't manage to have the Azeri and Egyptian participants. As YEU, we tried our best to provide all information and support the process, but it wasn't very easy to go through the existing processes. As a reflection, YEU is working on Visa issues and will try to support all Member Organizations and participants to be properly prepared when needed to apply for visas.
It was an adventure with 50 young people, 3 countries for almost 15 days. Difficult at some moments, unforgettable and life-changing.
More about it in our next edition, until then…check the photos!