European Voluntary Service recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. For this reason we organized a mini festival around volunteering abroad in the city of Salgótarján, on the 17th June. Experienced travelers, experts, volunteers shared their stories about why it worth to cross the borders.
More than 20 representatives and youth leaders joined from 9 European countries to discuss the further steps in creating a strong youth network for a long term positive change. The main goal of the meeting was to find a common road where different ideas could be exchanged and reach a common understanding.
Playing together, forming a community and handing out food to children in need. With these goals in mind have youth volunteers started the experiment, which gradually turned into a more and more organized program. The double story of children and adolescents on the playgrounds and beyond.
Negative experiences and generalizations can build seemingly unbreakable walls around minorities. Social professionals who deal with Romani people on a daily basis talked about tearing down these walls, about the integration of the Roma and about a systematic change.
Whenever we get into new life situations, we frequently face problems. The crisis starts when the person freezes and the situation seems to be hopeless. If you can’t solve your problems, it’s important to find someone who sees the situation from another perspective and can provide support.