In April-May-June AEGEE members are leading workshops in high schools, empowering young students all over Europe.
YOUrope Needs YOU (YNY) is a project dedicated to empower high school students to become active citizens, spreading possibilities on volunteering and contributing to the society.
Interactive workshops are held by individual members of AEGEE all over Europe in high schools, sharing the possibilities Europe offers for them at the present and later at university. General knowledge about Europe, European values, European matters is also distributed, but the main aim is to motivate the students to take action to do something for their schools, their societies.
The project started in 2008 and got popular among AEGEE members quickly. The First cycle of YNY was so successful that it won the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2009 for the best youth project promoting shared sense of European identity and understanding among young people. After this provement of the projects value the Second cycle was set up with new strategies and plans, at a project meeting in February 2010 in Brussels. Among the different activities the local Workshop series of 2010 spring were planned.
YNY Action Months 2010
During April, May and June YOUrope Needs YOU members of AEGEE organize workshops in high schools of their cities. The workshop leaders are equipped by the project team with a so called Guide to Workshops, which consists of useful advices about organizing Workshops for high school students.
so far 21 workshops were held by the following antennae: AEGEE-Aachen, AEGEE-Toulouse, AEGEE-Budapest, AEGEE-Urla, AEGEE-Bratislava, AEGEE-Talllin, AEGEE-Sibiu, AEGEE-Bucuresti, AEGEE-Porto, AEGEE-Sofia.
Workshop leaders prove that the sessions are useful and undoubtedly in the interest of high school students:
„Seeing the high school students so anxious to be part of a European experience makes it all worth it“ (Gabriel Motroc, AEGEE-Bucuresti)
„High school pupils were really pleased to be informed about student organizations and active citizenship and they became more eager to get to university and be active.” (Deniz Ozhan, AEGEE-Urla)
YNY is always looking for new interested members, AEGEE locals and other partners to be involved in the project – because „YOUrope Needs YOU 2! …you too!”