What is Europe? A continent. Well, that’s obvious. It’s also, however, a place where many different cultures live and work together. Experiencing Eurocamp just once – you will be convinced that Europe simply captivates through its amount of variety; which is exactly what makes life so exciting! That said, you will be astonished at how the 3 weeks at Eurocamp are as intense as exciting. Basically you are given the chance to get to know what enjoyable and exhilarating opportunities Europe has to offer, not for just now, but for the future.
My ESC hosting organization, the Auslandsgesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt e.V., creates unforgettable moments by bringing the young people of Europe together and, by working and taking part in varied free-time activities together, the idea of different cultures living as one can then be realised. And all this is called “EUROCAMP” - the opportunity, the place and the atmosphere to live with people from different countries.
Since 1992 Saxony-Anhalt has organized the international youth exchange Eurocamp. The idea was born from the Ministry of European affairs. How are young people experiencing the ever-growing Europe? The result was Eurocamp –an event inviting young people from as many different European countries as possible. By working together and participating in various different activities, the Eurocampers get to experience living together for three weeks in tolerance and learning about the Saxon-Anhalt region of Germany.
Eurocamp is a mixture of various different projects, workshops and activities. Here’s just a short blick at activities which participants have a chance to take part every year in:
Local working projects:
Where participants do collaborative work in projects for countryside, environment, culture in Saxony-Anhalt. This not only improves the quality of living for residents in the area but particularly the young people living there. Participants are getting engaged into the local community, by bringing their own impact and leaving something good behind them once Eurocamp is over.
It’s a great opportunity for Eurocampers to introduce their own country, represent their region and country in original, various and impressive ways.
The culture night platform for traditional dancing, songs or poetry from the countries of the participants. The stage is open for everyone who wants to perform something traditional from their homeland, it’s the place where the different cultures are exchanged.
All the participants present their delicious culinary dishes from their home region. And again, there’s a lot more to explore and to enjoy in every way.
Together we discuss questions about the future of Europe in a conference. This activity enables participants from Eurocamp to experience European politics at first hand. Who knows, may be one day a former Eurocamper will have a seat in a real parliamentary conference –like they experienced in Eurocamp. Because Eurocamp is the training camp for the future of the continent.
And many many more!
This year Eurocamp 2019 is coming back to its roots and takes place in the Schlaiz, Bitterfeld area, where it started in summer 1992. Around 60 participants from 20 countries are expected to participate, and for 13 days will be living and working together, learning something new, getting new friends and exchanging ideas and sharing their experience. Every year Eurocamp is completely different because of its participants and the team. And every year new people bring new ideas, energy and experince to Eurocamp, which makes this event exciting and unique.
This opportunity is open for everybody. If you want to be a part of Eurocamp 2019 and experience this opportunity and to know more, please check the link below. Explore Eurocamp and make the time of your life!