International Contact Making Seminar ''LOCALizer'' took place in Summer '18 with a purpose for local community activation. Activities were held in the village of Kopaniec from 13.07.'18 to 17.07.'18. There were gathering 32 representatives of the Foundation's and NGO's from 20 countries: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Macedonia, Romania, Spain, Serbia, Portugal, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine. The team was greeted by local polish activist Filip, his friendly sheep Leo and a pony. It is important to mention that sheep and pony are best friends and live in harmony with nature in the local area. Filip, Leo and pony are all part of organisation along with other volunteers named ''Fundacja Harmonia Kultury'' who were organising all the acitivites. Project coordinators and trainers: Hrystia Pavlutska (also known by the nickname ''Dredka''), Ola Sheredko, and of course Filip Podwinski.

The main aims of the event was to create new partnerships between EU and non-EU countries. Bringing together youth workers to elaborate new ideas to involve more youngsters in their communities. Exchange of good practices and ideas. Inspire and motivate people working with youth for new activities and challanges, other than parties with booze, boobs and shallow outcomes.


Olga Rubīns

International cooperation coordinator


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