I am Ana and I am currently responsible for the Community & Youth Engagement Department at EuroPeers UK. One of my responsibilities is to spread the word regarding EuroPeers so that our network can grow not only in terms of members but also in terms of partners. I think one of the best ways to promote our network is through youth exchanges. I am currently in Debrecen, Hungary doing a youth exchange as a youth leader and facilitator.

I took part in a youth leaders’ training session in Vatra Dornei, Romania, in June 2019 as part of the Youth 4 Europe project. Youth 4 Europe is a European project that aims to encourage young people to be active citizens by the creation of policy proposals in 3 areas: Environment, Youth Employment & Education and Media. As part of the project, I was trained to be a youth facilitator so that I could help facilitate and lead in the youth exchange in Hungary. Believe me, this has been a great experience because it not only allowed me to meet new people and develop my skills and experience but it also allowed me to help a group of young people create something that may have an impact on their future and the future of the generations to come.

As EuroPeers, we are not only trying to promote our experiences abroad and grow our network, but we are also trying to help someone else develop and reach their full potential. We are trying to show that there are a number of benefits in going abroad and being internationally active. We are also trying to show everyone that they have a voice, a voice that is worth listening to. Momentum World is one of the partner organisations in the Youth 4 Europe project and they will be recruiting soon for the next youth leaders’ training in Germany and for the next youth exchange. You should contact them if you are interested or feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Keep traveling and promote international opportunities!

By Ana