Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Networking at the New Year's Reception of German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce

"The EuroPeers UK started 2016 with new initiatives. Our member of the steering group, Ms Ilona Kuzak had a chance to attend the New Year's Reception in London at the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce on the 5th January 2016. It was an amazing opportunity to introduce the EuroPeers UK and the initiative of the Momentum World ICC to the Chamber and its members. (with the permission of the Director of the Chamber.)

Ilona discussed our organisation’s aims with many members who were interested in her providing some basis information and sharing the ideas on possible partnership with other organisations in the UK.

She promoted the potential of European mobility among young people from the UK, made the listeners to realise that they already contribute into supporting young people to gain valuable experience within European Union. She encouraged them to find ways how they could help the young generation to develop their employability skills via Erasmus Plus programs and to build a strong network with the EuroPeers UK.
Might the unforgettable impression of Ilona's networking in an entrepreneurial environment bring fresh ideas and new possibilities for the year ahead!"

Ilona Kuzak

Friday, 1 January 2016

Our progress_January 2016

In the last few months EuroPeersUK has been growing due to Andrew’s and Nikola´s passion, the commitment of young people he met on the way, and the support of the rest of Momentum World staff and friends.

Andrew is the project director, responsible for policy, overall management, and stakeholder relationships. Trevor takes care of the financial management and control. Nikola coordinates the youth steering group and its activities. She also provides general administrative support for the project, working closely with Sarah.
Other members develop video and web content, and Paul as creative director approves them all.

The steering group, which includes enthusiastic young people who participated in various EU initiatives, is responsible for recruiting and communicating with members, social media promotion, and interface with other youth / student networks including German / other EuroPeers. Steering group members also play an important role in presentations and promotional events organised by Momentum. We met twice already, to review the progresses and ideate the next moves. We also had the chance to include members who have participated in the EuroPeers trainings in other countries, and this gave us great insights together with renewed passion toward the common goals: to create an effective network of young people who will spread the word about European possibilities; to inspire youth toward a multicultural approach to life.

The process now will consist of:
 1.Building a coalition of support including young people, National Agency, EVS / Youth in   Action organisations, youth workers & trainers, MPs / MEPs, others
 2.Preparing inception activity (e.g. short information or training meeting in UK, to involve EuroPeers from Germany / others) which could be a Youth Initiative or Erasmus+ KA1 training project.
  3.Launching EuroPeers as a pilot programme with a core group of young people, with activities taking place during the year (focus on European Youth Week and Eurodesk “Time to Move” week in 2016)
   4. Expanding the EuroPeers UK network to National level

The way to go is still a long one but little by little we are becoming stronger.
You will soon hear more from us!