8th SEZ Youth Forum in Europa-Park

Voluntary service or would you prefer a work camp or internship? What impact does the waste we produce have on living and working conditions in the North and South? What alternatives are there to cheap clothes that end up in the trash?

These and other questions were addressed by around 120 young people who met in mid-July at Europa-Park Rust for the 8th Youth Forum on Development Policy. The motto was “We leave no one behind”!

Since 2011, the SEZ has been organizing the youth forum on development policy every year. Young people from all over Baden-Württemberg who are interested in development policy meet at the event to discuss global issues and their own options for action with like-minded people and recognized experts. In the various workshops, speakers and participants report on their own experiences and exchange information. The young people receive very practical tips for their own actions and learn about ways in which they can get involved themselves.

The 8th SEZ Youth Forum concluded with the awarding of the “WE for FAIR Change” prize. The prize is awarded by Baden-Württemberg Development Policy Association (DEAB). This year's first prize went to the Friedrich-von-Alberti-Gymnasium Bad Friedrichshall.

The youth forum is a cooperation event between the Baden-Württemberg Development Cooperation Foundation (SEZ), the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and Europa-Park.

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