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25/01/2012

Active - sobriety, friendship and peace: updates

National level

  • Juvente Switzerland and Juvente Germany successfully organised their Winter-Camp, in Biel, Switzerland. 60 young Europeans spent wonderful 7 days, celebrating New year's Eve together, learning about topics of lifestyle and doing many adventurous activities.
  • ActiveUK is taking shape: while the youth group is going through the wheels of bureaucracy to establish a legal NGO, the currently 30 members (and growing) are having regular activities as well as meeting other young people in youth centres and libraries to discuss alcohol issues and a lifestyle of real freedom.
  • Juvente Norway has in the recent months been part of advocacy efforts of NGOs for a decrease of pub opening hours. Evidence is backing their case for reduced opening hours: read research report here
  • In Bosnia and Herzegovina, CEM (Centre for Youth Education) is running a campaign this January, backed by 46 radio stations across the country, to address the issue of alcohol being sold to minors. Failure to comply with existing age limits for the sale of alcohol is a huge problem in Bosnia.

EU level

  • In the end of March, Active will have an international seminar (financial support from Council of Europe) in Krakow, Poland, addressing issues of Human Rights, social development and social inclusion. The seminar title is "Am I IN or Am I OUT?" - see more on our webpage
  • Active has also received a grant for a Democracy Project (financial support from European Commission under Youth in Action), starting in March and lasting the whole year 2012. It will bring youth from five different countries, ten different organisations together, to learn about advocacy and do advocacy themselves - on local, national and EU level. A big project with the potential to make a difference for young people.