The Young European Ambassadors initiatives prepared a large interactive programme with presentations and quizzes. Anna Piscchik, an MSLU student, moderated the European Union and Eastern Partnership quiz. Last year, Anna took the Youth Resolutions in Internet Governance course held by Digital Grassroots youth initiative.
Elvira Stinissen – a Paralympic champion and a policy expert of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport – share some aspects of working in the Government with the festival participants.
Concert programme: the musical section was opened by Andrea Wiktorin, Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Belarus and Raman Ramanoŭski, Head of the European Cooperation Department of Belarus MFA.
Addressing the festival participants, Andrea Wiktorin emphasized: “The European Union has a lot to offer to youth. It is clearly demonstrated by the number of the projects and programmes about which you have learned today. These are different countries, different opportunity, and this diversity makes us stand strong. We are prepared to offer to you an opportunity of long-term and short-term education in countries of the European Union, or study here… We oppose brain drain, we stand for circulation of ‘brains’. Based on my personal experience, I may say that living abroad, learning about another culture helps one become more confident and active.”
The festival was concluded with a simultaneous performance of two popular Belarusian bands, NaviBand and Nizkiz.
We have made several concert tours around Europe; so, it is a great honour for us to perform at the Minsk festival. Based on our own experience, we are trying to build a case that more contacts between EU and Belarus youth mean more opportunities for creative and gifted young people!” – assert NaviBand members.