how did the first weeks of 2024 go? We hope it was a good start of the year!
It definitely was for Mindchangers: we joined the Festival Actual in Logroño with art performances and workshops, we defined the last two tips to engage young people and today we are launching our official video! In this issue we also take a look back with pictures and clips of last year’s activities.
Enjoy the reading!
La Rioja Regional Event
Within the framework of the Actual Regional Festival, the Government of La Rioja with the support of CONGDCAR, have organized 2 artistic workshops and a painting show on migrations aimed at young people so through the art they have been able to express themselves, create their own Works and increase their awareness.
Mindchangers as main feature of the HOPE festival - the campaign!
Join us every Thursday on the General Administration of Culture’s and Mindchangers Facebook pages to watch the video clips from the second regional event in Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles! This is your chance to find out more about the Mindchangers project, the associations involved and the themes of sustainable development, climate and migration.
International volunteering and engagement
On December 5, 2023, RESACOOP and its partners brought together nearly 70 international volunteers from 25 nationalities and the structures that accompany them for a day of interconnection, skills sharing and exchanges, particularly around the SDGs. The young people worked on the issue of engagement and also participated in awareness activities around the SDGs (with an escape game), disabled sport and the environment.
Mindchangers on the Druck Sache podcast
In episode #40 “Young voices for the 2030 Agenda” of the Druck Sache podcast, Müzeyen Tasdelen, Mindchangers project coordinator at SEZ, and Navika Deol, Mindchangers ambassador, talked to host State Secretary Rudi Hoogvliet about their involvement in the Mindchangers campaign. The two Mindchangers experts provide insights into the structures of the EU campaign and explain both – the goals of the project and what they offer young people who want to engage. Müzeyen Tasdelen and Navika Deol share their personal experiences of volunteering.
_Tips to engage young people
It is impossible to be an expert in every field. For activities or topics that are not really your strong suit, you could involve a partner with renowned expertise. Also, partnerships between a CSO and a LA, or with youth organisations or informal groups of youth, can have a long-lasting impact, working both on the territory and at policy level.
The Impossible Triangle
“The Impossible Triangle”— is a compelling sculpture by Mastro Vito, one of the young mindchangers from Associazione DAI!, addressing the issues of our consumption system by serving a visual warning about the inequalities present in today’s society. On December 2nd the artwork had its inauguration. Discover more about the project and engage in the conversation about societal inequalities with Associazione DAI! and the Municipality of Cambiano.
Open conversations on climate change issues
Active Yourope Association continued their series of workshops organized on topics related to climate change issues, held in partnership with “Horia Vintila” Technological High School in Segarcea and “Constantin Brâncuși” Technological High-school in Craiova, Dolj County.