Youth exchanges in times of Covid-19 are something totally new. In the end of August, a group of youngsters from Greece went to Vlotho in Germany to attend the second part of the project „Unlocking memories – Remembering the past, Shaping the future“ that started 2019 in Greece. Valerios Tsournos, one of the participants lets us know more about his impressions.
Summer was almost finished but little did we know, our adventure started at the 27th of August. Arriving at the airport in Athens we met with one another and we instantly had a connection. Everyone was from different parts of Greece so we were strangers among us at first. By the time we arrived in Vlotho we knew each other’s names.
The youth exchange’s topic was: World War II, Remembering the Past, shaping the Future. The aim of the project was to acquire knowledge around WWII, to examine for example the Germans view of their history, to talk about details that for many of us were unknown till then. It’s a project of Gesamteuropäisches Studienwerk (GESW), EUphoria Youth Lab and Esplora from Greece, Germany and Italy. We were approximately 16 young people – half Greeks and half Germans. Unfortunately, the Italians had to cancel their journey to Germany at the last moment due to Covid-19. Through personal responsibility, social distancing, and thank to the organization that had everything prepared for us within the fancy accommodation including the health regulations, there were no health issues.Weiterlesen