Did you know that nowadays you can travel the world for many great purposes while having the chance to meet new people? Did you know that there are some youth exchange programs that give you the opportunity to actively participate in every kind of program you can imagine, be it about food, dance, music, technology? The Greek non-governmental organization ‘United Societies of Balkans’ (USB) gave this chance to six youngsters from Greece to go to Vienna for the needs of such a program under the theme “Storytelling Through Social Media”.
“Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.”
From the 25th of May until the 1st of June in Brussels, I took part in the second training of the project “(RE)start-rethinking, assessing, activating and evaluating youth organizations” promoted by Youth for Exchange and Understanding International organisation (YEU). The second part of this project, called “Discuss- Evidence- Assess”, had the aim to develop the youth workers skills and competences and how to implement the quality education by the Quality Assurance indicators.