Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 IDEA Exchange invites young people to share and discover new ideas

The 2010 IDEA Exchange, hosted by IDEA-Netherlands, will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on March 27th-28th. Registration is open to young people (15-25 years old) from Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. The Exchange also invites a limited amount of teachers, educators, trainers, NGO activists and professionals. To register for this event, click here.

The IDEA Exchange emphasizes the sharing of ideas and experiences, and encourages building connections and establishing international links between individuals, groups, and organizations. The topics for this year's Exchange include: young people and historical memory, creative use of new media for youth participation, and debate and civic participation. Participants are encouraged to present their own ideas, attend other presentations, take part in workshops and debates, and join others in fun cultural activities.

The Exchange takes the format of a bar-camp style, which provides flexibility while encouraging active participation and facilitating exchange. Financial aid is available for participants. For more details about the 2010 Exchange, visit their website, or contact You can also follow this event on their Twitter page.

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