Berlin, Brno, Padova, Frankfurt/M., Bruxelles, Bremen, Praha

06.02. – 08.02.13

Coaches from four European countries, representing six youth organisations and a local municipality office are meeting in Berlin in the first week of February to discuss a possible future cooperation. Their work is to accompany young people in their initiatives so that they could develop their skills to the full potential. At the end of such a journey there usually is a completed project meaning some unique experiences of young team members topped with new skills and boosted self esteem. What is even better, additional benefits go to someone who needed help (a project target group). Of course it does not happen over a night. Our coaches first met two years ago at a training course in Brussels. Back in their realities, they realised that the world is getting smaller and the future of the youth, predicted as „on the move“, is being paved by rising unemployment. One day you wake up in an Italian bed and the other day you may wish to finish (and get paid for) your virtual expert work 762 km north, in the birthplace of a poet Milan Kundera and a writer Bohumil Hrabal. Bollocks, you think? Well, it is definitelly better to discuss that in person. So good luck Annamaria, Eike, Margita, Vojta, Anna, Samuel and Roxanne. We hope that coaching will, sooner or later, get to our couch!

The feasibility visit of the international team of coaches is hosted by Margita Weiler and Kulturpark 3000 e.V. and is funded by the Youth in Action. This European programme supports non formal education and participation of young people.

The visit from 6th – 8th February, 2013