Youth on the Move at the Pohoda festival, Slovakia
With Pohoda meaning "relax" in Slovakian and in an easy-going summer atmosphere in general, the Youth on the Move campaign welcomed thousands of young people at the Pohoda festival in Trenčín, Slovakia last week (10-12 July).
Pohoda is an open-air summer music festival and is one of the biggest music events organised annually in Slovakia. Besides music (including rock, pop, dance music, world music, house, techno, drum and bass, hip hop and chamber music), there are theatre performances, discussions, literature workshops, with an important part devoted to Europe.
In the Youth on the Move tent the young visitors met the managers of the EU programmes and networks targetted at them such as Erasmus+, EURES, EURAXESS and Europe Direct. There were also info sessions on working, studying and volunteering abroad. The Europa stage was in a full-size circus tent, put in place by the Commission Representation in Slovakia.
The highlights of Europe's presence in Pohoda were the 'Cafe Europa' talks in cooperation with TEDxBratislava on active citizenship and active youth projects, as well as with young Slovak scientists and many more. The newly elected President of the Slovak Republic, Andrej Kiska, took part in the "Cafe Europa – Surprise of the festival" debate, after which he also stopped by the Youth on the Move tent.
All in all, there were 30,000 people at this year's Pohoda festival.
Check our photo gallery (https://www.flickr.com/photos/socialeurope/sets/72157645643382905/) for pictures from the event.
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