Participants in JEF Europe’s REVIVE training in Lublin, Poland, 26 May – 1 June 2023.
Sigrun Myrvang, Chair of the Thematic Committee on Youth Participation and Governance of AER’s Youth Regional Network, shares her experience participating in a capacity-building training in the framework of JEF Europe’s REVIVE project. JEF Europe has been a project partner of the AER for several years, and the training took place in Lublin, Poland, this year’s European Youth Capital.
Creative, rich and intensive days in Lublin as a participant in JEF Europe’s REVIVE project – Revitalizing Voices of Youth in Europe! A week with workshops revolving youth civic spaces, youth participation,
activism and mental health, exploration of Lublin, being the “European Youth Capital 2023“,
sightseeing and cultural experiences.
The REVIVE programme, after providing us as participants with the knowledge and skills required, ends
with each of us initiating a project in our local or regional contexts. I have decided to plan and
facilitate workshops for European youth with the aim of contributing to the visibility of youth
opportunities at local, regional, national and European level as well as improving the capacity of
youths to seek out and make use of such opportunities.
The trip has been an absolutely fantastic experience in absolutely every aspect – new acquaintances,
fruitful exchange of practices with wonderful and talented people from all over Europe, I have gained
a new perspective on what youth participation can entail and how it can be a more creative process, and I have been inspired and developed lots of ideas for projects. The REVIVE programme was a very
educational, yet creative and inspiring experience that will certainly benefit our future work in the
Youth Regional Network (YRN)!
Sigrun Myrvang, Chair of the Thematic Committee on Youth Participation and Governance