Autor: Nina Bianca Dohr

A short visit to Austria & Poland!

So many different cultures in only two days! If we would tell you all about Austria and Poland that we have heard at the cultural nights until now, we could write pages… That’s why we decided to ask some participants after every presentation how they liked it – by doing this they already used their newly learnt rhetorical skills : )

#1 Austrian night

“What I really liked at the Austrian night was the home-made Zirbenschnaps. By drinking it, I had the feeling to smell and drink a pine tree at the same time. Another thing I appreciated a lot were the traditional dresses the girls wore. It is not really popular or usual in the Czech Republic. Dancing the Waltz was extremely interactive and as it is one of my favorite dances I enjoyed it a lot.” – Jana, 18, Czech Republic

“The beginning of the presentation was a nice surprise. I didn’t expect the group to walk into the room and dance the Waltz. What I also liked was the Austrian chocolate, the Mozartkugeln, it tasted delicious! In general the prepared food was really good. And the video that was shown about Austria was interesting as well.” – Kasparas, 23, Lithuania


#2 Polish night
“The video about Poland’s history was really interesting! But I also liked the second video with all those beautiful images of the country. In general I have to say that I liked the way how everything was presented.” – Cesare, 19, Italy

“What was the most interesting thing for me was the traditional clothing and folklore connected to it. And as we talk about Poland, I have to mention their tasty drinks – I liked them a lot!” – Maria, 27, Austria

(Maria & Cesare)

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SpeakUp! and welcome to Villach

After hours, days, weeks and months of hard work, the busy bees of wEUnite were waiting in Villach for their participants from Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Turkey to arrive in Villach in order to start our first training course SpeakUp!

                                (Tini, Alex, Maria, Nina, Manuel, Rainer)

We are really happy that all participants found their way and were full of energy for our first workshop sessions.

Last evening and today we already built a group, who works unbelievably good and fast together. As the two trainers (Manuel and Nina) say: „This is the best group ever! It’s amazing to work with them.“

And the day isn’t over yet – our Austrian team is preparing a presentation for the first cultural night…everyone is curious!

If you want to know how SpeakUp! will go on, follow our blog and like our page on Facebook!

What we have done so far

Although wEUnite is a pretty young organization, we managed to do a lot within the first year – but enough talking, have a look at the pictures to get an impression 🙂

Before our first youth exchange „BalanceYourself“

First day with all our participants at „BalanceYourself“

A lot of work ahead…

Exploring culture in Klagenfurt

wEUnite visits friends in Turkey

wEUnite visits friends in Lithuania

Exploring lithuanian culture on the Independence day

Exploring the world through youth projects!

Youth exchanges, training courses – whaaat?! …that came up our minds when we first heard those terms. So really, what are those mysterious „youth projects“ all about?

No, parents don’t change their children for a week… but they may enjoy a week without them (or worrying about their kids being in a foreign country all alone, maybe getting lost, as ours first did…) Young people from various nations all across Europe come together for one to three weeks and work on a specific topic. Moreover, they share their cultures and build up valuable friendships.

For us all those projects were a great experience and huge opportunity to explore the world! There is so much you can learn from each other, that’s just unbelievable.

And because we got out so much of it, we decided to create our own organization. We want to give other young people the chance to get to know the world like we did.

wEUnite was founded in April 2014 by Nina-Bianca Anranter and Kerstin Ess, both students in Austria, who met each other on one of those projects and became really good friends!

(Kerstin & Nina)

Since April 2014 we took part in several projects and hosted our first one. We liked organizing our first exchange so much that we decided to write more projects… and somehow the National Agency liked our ideas, which makes us extremely happy and proud!

Within the next weeks we will host two training courses.

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