The #iloveyourcountry challenge is over: Italy won. Thanks, Michael!

We have had some pretty comments to the country posters.. Michael wrote: Italy is best, because it’s not only pasta, mandolino, pizza and mafia but also gelato. #italyisbest #gelatoforall #iloveyourcountry

Italy has win. And put a charming introduction on stage to visit the country and the young people there.

Besides we found two lost posters, we now show here.

Portraits of European Faces VI

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Pictures shot by Alex.

Europe

We are Europe: a Europe of Youth!

72 young European created a political statement doing this art project and formed the word Europe with their bodies. The photograph is taken by a drone camera. Thanks to the Juni Media team. Thanks to all of the participants.

Political dialogue

1. Europe of Youth

The first group focused on the fact that some European countries, compared to China, are quite small, so if they work together with the rest of Europe, they can grow and become powerful.

#omoh18 #openmindsopenhearts #workshopsrepresenting #europeofyouth

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Moreover, for youngsters, there are several vantages of being a member of the EU:  they can find jobs all around Europe, they can have a common language and a common money, they don’t need a passport to travel around, they can join the Erasmus and Erasmus+ programs.

2. Self-organization

The group presented by itself its work, opening the stage with a flashmob, involving all the people in the hall. Everyone was dancing, happy: that was the main concept to introduce the idea of an Eutopian city, where everybody would live happily every after, no matter their sexual orientation, their salary, their religion, their political idea.

Have you ever heard of the song “Imagine” by The Beatles?

The group then described the several ways to self-organization, explaining which one worked the best for them in this workshop.

3. Inclusion of refugees

The leader, who was a refugee himself in 2015, helped the students to find answers to the main questions related to the figure of the “refugee”.

The media play a very important role in the process of telling what is happening in the rest of the world and/or reporting these kind of news, so we should be very “hungry” of knowing the truth. Let’s compare different versions of the news, let’s check different medias (TV, newpapers, Google news and so on) to try to find THE truth.

And let’s keep in mind that differences are good and help us to open our eyes and grow up.

The group also analyzed the actual situation in Germany, learning how the country is welcoming refugees and what is the position of politicians about opening borders to immigrants.

#omoh18 #openmindsopenhearts #workshopsrepresenting #Inclusion

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Portraits of European Faces V

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Pictures shot by Alex. More to come.

Prortraits of European Faces IV

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Workshop 2 Inclusion of refugees and migrants

What are the differences between inclusion and integration? How are these two terms seen in different countries in Europe? That was the topic of the workshop.

In this workshop there were different young people coming from different countries in Europe such as Germany, Sweden, Spain and Slovakia. First of all, we talked about the insight of migration problems in those specific countries and how these questions are approached in them. We also discussed about the structures of the refugee’s politics and institutions which were already existed.

We analysed the problems of migration and we tried to find aims to improve the acceptance of migrants and refugees in the society.

One of the Spanish participants, who works in NGOs in Spain, talked about his experience in dealing with refugees and how to include them in the society.

For some participants, the topic was quite new and so very interesting. The others were already more familiar with the subject and so they had a fruitful exchange about different points of views and facts from other European countries.

Portraits of European Faces III

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Portraits of European Faces II

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