Conference Let’s catch the wind!

September 21, 2018

All Day


Budapest, Hungary

I have never thought that it can be realized one day… Do you also have a similar story? If yes. You are more than welcome to visit us, and tell your story 🙂

In 1997 my friend asked me, whether I want to participate in a youth team competition with 20 young people? I organized 20 young people. We participated, we were the winners in the cooking, football and quiz competition as well. Our friends – who organized the event – already had a youth association. After this positive day, I asked our youngster if they wanted to establish a youth association in Nagyvázsony too. They said to me: ‘Oh, of course, YES!! If Rita, you take care of the paperwork we will support you.’ This is how we started 20 years ago the Fekete Sereg Youth Association. What has changed? Of course, the young people are different now, but my task is still the paperwork… This small event organization gave me the opportunity in the same year (1997) to become the director of the Cultural House of Nagyvázsony and from 2007 I became a full-time colleague of Fekete Sereg.

I think my example is also a reason why we would like to organize this Conference. The result of a volunteer work can be anything, we never know if it is going to be a new job or maybe a solidarity economy. We usually ask our sent and hosted volunteers at the end of their services: “What is your plan for the future?”. Most of them have a very original wish or dream.

During these two days, we would like to give the floor to these wishes and dreams, to share and listen to them. We hope that everyone will find one sentence that made useful to come to Nagyvázsony:-)

Venue: 8291-Nagyvázsony, Kinizsi utca 57. Reményi Antal Rendezvényház (Hungary) What will be the programme of our Conference?
Friday 21st September 2018 – Day of Social and Solidarity Economy

10:00 10:30 11: 00 11:30 12:00

12:30 14:00

Testimony Abdelhamid BenAhmed alias Hamdi (Tunisia) our first volunteer from 2006

European Solidarity Corp – Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency

Coffee Break

Mathieu Decq – Pistes Solidaires (France) – presentation of Civil Service in France

Testimony of Mátis Viktor, one of our first youngsters who was sent from Nagyvázsony for EVS. He became a Cultural attaché of Hungarian Embassy in Ankara when he was 26 years old

Lunch Workshops

– European Solidarity Corp with more details

– Sharing experience Hosting volunteers in school, kindergarten

– Possibilities after European Voluntary Service

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