European Winter Retreat 20+

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European Second Generation Department: We are very happy to invite you to the European Winter Retreat designed for the 20+ age group which will take place from the 28th December 2014 to the 4th January 2015. It is a precious opportunity for adult 2nd Generation to gather together from different nations and from different places in life, whether it be work or studies. We want to provide a trusting and open environment where we can connect to the deeper things in our lives. The schedule includes time to share and receive content aimed at elder 2nd Generation – to ensure that we can address issues and the relevant topics and questions that matter to you.

The motto of the workshop is “Different but not indifferent!” We want to be different from mainstream culture; by caring about what is happening in our cities, communities and our surroundings. Each of us can contribute our own way to make this world a better one.

The retreat is a part of the European initiative fostering international cooperation among young people and creating awareness about our identity as European citizens. Therefore the resort in Lörrach at the corner of three countries (Switzerland, France, and Germany) seems to be very appropriate location. It is equipped with comfortable facilities and opportunities for outdoor and indoor activities – hiking, indoor swimming pool, some winter sports, board-gaming, and discussions. We will have a chance to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg and other great places.

This workshop provides a balance between internal activities and leisure. There will be the chance for you to take initiative and shape your schedule, whether it is café-hopping, doing the tourist trails, or hiking in nature. With the freer schedule there will be the opportunity for you to meet old friends and make new ones – experiencing the value and stimulation of building international friendships. Also, there will be enough time to reflect and determine yourself to begin the New Year in a positive way, supporting each other.

European Winter Retreat – key information

Date: 28th December 2014 – 4th January 2015 (the first day is arrival and the last day is departure)

Place: Youth Hostel in Lörrach, Baden-Würtemberg, Germany.

WS fee: 250 EUR (this includes sponsoring).

Age group: 20 and older

Application deadline: 15th of November (you will see the number of available places at online registration form)

WS Director: Patrick Hanna

Register online here

Travel info: Nearest Airport is EuroAirport Basel-Freiburg-Mulhouse; many low cost airlines fly there. When travelling by train go to the closest train station “Lörrach Jugendherberge”. More information about transport will follow after the registration.

Sponsorship for travel costs. There is a budget available to sponsor a part of travel costs (around 50%) of participants from following countries: Ireland, Italy, Spain. More details will be sent after the registration.

Looking forward to seeing you in Lörrach!

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