Vision Seminar/Copenhagen and follow up
In April students and teachers from our Nordic Baltic network in 10 countries met to discuss the development of the organisation MEP BSR (mepbsr.org) The purpose was to produce a handbook of good practices, establish student and teacher networks, create a manifesto and produce a video etc. The seminar was a follow up to Youth on the Move in Soenderborg, DK in 18, and included preparations for the MEP BSR seminar in Vienna, Austria in October.
MEP BSR session in October in Vienna, Austria
Young people from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden will meet for the Model European Parliament next month to discuss topics like EU/Africa relations, enlargement policies for Western Balkans, money laundering, rail transport and the question of the future of the EU. Highly relevant topic issues, which young students focused on and prepared links and material for. Highly ambitious. A youth parliament will debate the topics, and young students will act as politicians – at a time when the EU/Europe more than ever needs cooperation and progress facing Brexit, xenophobia, problematic developments in Poland and Hungary – but also promising discussions of climate, energy, the digital market etc. Read more about the conference at mepbsr.org
Cooperation with Global Seniors
Global Seniors (GS) is a network of senior professionals with a strong international commitment. Their mission is to bring a pool of international experience into action in public discussion, in education and to carry these experiences on to the next generation. IUC has established a link to this organisation – these days we mostly focus on education and training of young people, but from the very start we always included all age groups in our projects. IUC´s Nina Nørgaard coordinated a study trip to Krakow, Poland in May 2019. The purpose was to meet Polish people from many circles of life, not least education, exchange experiences and set up new projects. We have partners in Ilawa, Poznan and Krakow.
Poland in DK
Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, former President and leader of the public rebellion in Poland in the 1980s, which led to the collapse of the Eastern bloc, opened the Golden Days Festival in DK, celebrating the 30-year anniversary of 1989. Opening Congress ”Mauerfall” at Copenhagen University followed up by conversations in “Arbejdermuseet”, conducted by Lykke Friis, former pro-rector of the university. IUC´s Nina Nørgaard took part in the historical event.