An active network within the network: The Ambassadors of Generation Europe – The Academy are currently meeting in Hattingen for this year’s conference. In four days, the young activists from 14 European countries exchange information about their local work and deal with topics such as motivation and conflict management – and with ways to pass on their experiences at home.
The Ambassador approach is an important component in the concept of Generation Europe – The Academy: The more than 40 European partner organisations nominate active young people who can take the next step within the network. Through training and other events, they have been empowered to take on more responsibility in their local groups and in European networking. With this support, they have become mentors for the other youngsters and multipliers for the interests of young people in Europe. They are also important activists on the local level, ensuring equal participation and acting as a bridge between full-time youth workers and local group members.