NEWS RELEASE – Youth Delegations in Thessaloniki
May 13, 2014 -
Youth Delegations in Thessaloniki
The Thessaloniki-European Youth Capital 2014 welcomes more than 25 young people from Russia and Sweden in the framework of the contacts with abroad.
The visitors are members of the municipality and youth organizations that are visiting Thessaloniki to observe and study from close the job and actions of T-EYC 2014.
The delegation of St Petersburg is already in Thessaloniki. The members of the Russian mission have realized a meeting at the office of the European Youth Capital 2014 with Maria Paschalidou, president of the Thessaloniki Public Utility one of the organizers of T-EYC 2014, Babis Papaioannou, coordinator and also representatives of voluntary organizations of Thessaloniki.
Today, Tuesday, 13th May 2014 the young from St Petersburg have a meeting at the office of EYC 2014 in order to discuss the issues of young entrepreneurship, volunteering and professional orientation and find ways of cooperation with Thessaloniki.
In Thessaloniki there have also arrived representatives of youth organizations from Lulea, Sweden, who will also meet members of T-EYC 2014.
The visits of foreign delegations of youth organizations will be continued until the end of 2014. This way EYC 2014 creates mobility from abroad to our country, as the members of the foreign youth organizations are coming to Thessaloniki to study the case of EYC 2014 as a good practice in the field of the younger generation.
“Our cooperation with EYC 2014 is an interesting experience because it brings us in contact with the young people of Thessaloniki”, said Alexandra Medvedeva, responsible for the youth programs of the city of St Petersburg. “Our aim is to meet with volunteers, NGO representatives, and mostly young people. We want to learn much in this field, in which our city recently develops”.