Encouraging personal and professional development by sharing skills and competences and creating steps and plans for 2018 in order to reach the sustainability of the network – the previous meeting of Malteser Youth International Network in Albania from 8-11 June was focusing on these topics.
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Helping children and parents, organizing events, sorting clothes, supporting colleagues in their daily, regular tasks. Teresa Konecka, a volunteer from Poland, works in the Temporary Shelter for Families at Szatmár utca, Zugló. Natalia Puchajda, Polish EVS volunteer is reporting.
Team building with the X&Y game, creating a long carpet from the National Plan of Actions, trading with our skills at the market of competences – some of the methods that were used during the recent meeting of Malteser Youth International Network in Ukraine in order to reach the vision and “Inspire youth work that matters”.
Reaching the common view, increasing motivation and communication, strengthening group cohesion – these were the objectives of the meeting of the Malteser Youth International Network in Poland, in the beginning of November. The hard work resulted in a new structure, promising project ideas and an elected leadership team, helping the journey of the network in the future.
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.
Introducing Vision 2050, uniting the youth groups of the Order of Malta and setting common goals – these were the basic aims of the working meeting at Budapest. In addition, the Malteser Youth Network in Central and Eastern Europe had the chance to strengthen their group, and discuss further steps.
Albania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, Ukraine – youth leaders from Order of Malta Relief Organisations gathered from six countries on the first weekend of March in Romania. During the workshop they closed the international project going on for more than two years, and at the same time they started to build the foundations of a long term cooperation.
“All these emotions and feelings, which have now gathered in the hall, could fill up all the laptops and cameras here” said a Ukrainian participant, on the last day of the Media in Volunteering youth exchange project. Simulation games, international contacts, media-engaged youngsters, crossing borders – this happened during eight days in Lithuania.