Summer Academy 2019 – Solidifying EYP as a Network

“With the Summer Academy of 2019, we want to solidify the idea that EYP truly is a network” – Matthew Caine, Head Trainer of the Summer Academy 2019.

Under the theme of “Fostering Collective Knowledge”, 80 young people have gathered in Echternach, Luxembourg this summer. Some of them joined the event to work on concrete topics for development of their national organisations, and some joined to explore what NC management entails. Guided by the coherent vision of the trainers team, participants have explored a variety of topics: from leadership to pitches, from strategies for inclusion to sustainability in events. On top of the training content, the organising team has prepared wonderful cultural programme, allowing the participants to truly experience Luxembourg and bond with fellow EYPers.

“Found the modules really useful and learnt a lot, the trainers were engaging and there was lots of variety to the content too. Overall great experience!!!” – trainee.

All in all, the idea behind the Summer Academy as an event was to bring the network closer, allowing trainees to appreciate the diversity of EYP, and identify the similarities.