Riga in Latvia played host to an exciting and novel ‘Fantastic Four - Catching Communication!’ youth exchange which brought together young people from four European countries - Latvia, Bulgaria, Spain and Greece - to swap views on how the EU communicates with its citizens and how they communicate with one another.
The 24 youngsters spent eight days together as the guests of one of Riga’s most active youth organisations. All the activities emphasised the importance of a European identity and included presentations, workshops about youth participation, street actions, cultural events, institutional visits and free-time activities.
As a result of their exchange, the participants sent a letter to the European Commission outlining their opinions on the EU’s communication strategy and recommending improvements to it. They were invited to attend the ‘Europe in Vision’ conference which took place in Helsinki (FI) in December 2006.