Youth on the Move leaves Greece and moves forward
All good things must come to an end and on Saturday evening the time had come for Youth on the Move to pack up and leave Volos. During the three days we spent in Volos we had visits from dozens of schools and met more than 5000 young Greeks, we have listened to the stories, hopes and dreams of countless people and we hope we inspired at least some of them to make use of EU funding to study, learn or volunteer abroad.
During the time in Volos Youth on the Move has offered more than 30 presentations, performances and workshops. Alexa, 17, has attended several of them:
"I did really well in the Creativity Game!" she says before explaining that she will finish secondary school next year and is not sure what to do afterwards. She knows that language skills will be important for her, whether she stays in Greece or goes abroad, but is not sure what would be the best way to learn. "Perhaps I will look for work as a volunteer, I think that is a good way to combine language learning with doing something for others. Or perhaps I will do an Erasmus exchange. Or perhaps I can do both!"
The day ended on a more serious note with a debate with Greek MEPs where young people were able to share their views on youth unemployment and what can be done about it.
We hope to meet you again – on 9 – 10 May we will be in Paris!