European Rural Youth Summer Camp 2010: “Let’s give a better image to our European villages!” Stronie (POLAND)
This year the Annual Summer camp of MIJAR Europe on the topic of “How can we give a better image to our rural village?” was hosted by EiR Poland from the 16th to the 22nd of August and brought together youngsters from six different European countries.
During one week-long the participants from our member movements from Belgium (KLJ), Bulgaria (YMDRAB), France (MRJC), Germany (KLJB), Poland (EiR) , Netherlands (Plattelandsjongeren.nl) and Portugal (JARC) had the pleasure and the opportunity to talk with special guests, as the Stronie Mayor and a polish candidate to the European Elections in 2009 (Mr. Stanyslaw Longawa), to present the realities of “Rural life in our European villages”, to work in three creative workshops – “Photography”, “Collage” and “Diorama”, to improve their knowledge about Europe and their rights as European citizens, youth migration, sustainable development, biodiversity and climate change.
Field-visits, sports, games and thematic evenings also contributed to make this week a wonderful and fruitful intercultural exchange of realities, thoughts, opinions and ideas for future projects.
We make a very positive balance of this project which, we think, exceeded both preparation team and participants’ expectations!
As a result of this Summer Camp a Solutions Folder will be published, containing the main conclusions (solutions) the participants found together to “give better image to our European villages”.
Have a look on our Facebook page where you can find a small resume of each day and many photos of this event. More details will be found on next information spreading issues of MIJARC Europe.
This European exchange has been organized by MIJARC Europe in cooperation with
EiR Poland and supported by the European programme "Youth in Action".