From 14th to 20th October 2018, thirty young people from France, Germany, Italy, Latvia and Poland met at Kreis Herford (at the Gesamteuropäisches Studienwerk, Vlotho) to work on the topic "What is happyness for the young Europeans?"
Indexes on the happyness of nations were presented to them and they worked in groups. They realized a questionnaire which they used to ask people in the street. They worked also on how young people imagine the future.
Leisure moments allowed the young people to know each other better.
7 young people from Voiron, 17-18 years old, participated in an international youth meeting at Vlotho (Kreis Herford) from 19th to 26th February 2017, accompanied by the Comité de Jumelage de Voiron. The general issue discussed by young people from France, Germany, Italy and Poland was the integration into a democratic Europe, aiming at an horizon 2030. The working languages during the small discussion groups were English and German, also during the various leisure activities and the evening parties organized alternatively by each country. During the final synthesis on the future of Europe, the member of the Bundestag (the German parliament) elected by the Kreis Herford, Stefan Schwartze, was present.
Our 7 youths from Voiron came back very happy, with new european friends and new knowledge. They realized very well how important it is to master foreign languages to be able to communicate with our neighbours.