Democracy Builders – Youth Exchange

democracy builders european youth exchange

From the 1st to the 8th of December, three young people from Youth Express Network took part in the youth exchange Democracy Builders, which brought together 40 young people from 8 different European countries.

Coordinated by one of our Romanian member organisation Association Youth Vision, the event aimed at supporting the active participation of young people in democratic life, developing the dialogue between them and representatives and facilitating understanding of the European legislative process. This youth exchange was the last activity of the two-activity project “Democracy Builders”, following a training course of the same name that happened in June.

Laura was there as part of the delegation of Youth Express Network! Here’s her take on her experience 😉

Over the week, we all reflected about what the European institutions are, like the European bank, the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the Court of Justice of the European Union, and worked in groups on different workshops. This week was very rewarding for me because I was able to speak in English all week but it still requires a lot of effort. It is important for me to work on topics that concern me to try to make a difference because as they say, youth is the future of tomorrow. Being able to cut back from my daily life by participating in these kind of event allows me to continue to progress and to make the voices of young people heard.
French Participant
This project was supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union