Celebration of the European Year of Youth
On Thursday July 28, the European Union Programs Agency (EUPA) and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ organized a youth fair called Whatsup! next to Qawra National Aquarium.
Hundreds of people gathered at the event to celebrate the European Year of Youth, a year dedicated to highlighting the importance of young people building a better future – greener, more inclusive and digital.
This year also marks the 35th anniversary of Erasmus+, the EU’s flagship program for education, training, youth and sport.
What’s new! was moderated by Daniel Testa and Ylenia Spiteri. The young people visited the various informative stands set up and were also invited to dance the night away in a silent disco.
During the event, Joseph Schembri, CEO of the European Union Programs Agency and National Coordinator of Erasmus+ programs and the European Solidarity Corps (Malta), underlined the importance of young people participating in Erasmus+ projects and the European Solidarity Corps because the opportunities available in these programs serve to develop both personally and socially.
Miriam Teuma, Executive Director of Aġenzija Żgħażagħdescribed the youth work carried out regularly with young people who frequent the agency and spoke about the importance of providing opportunities that serve as a platform to show talent and commitment to a better society.
The following organizations were also present at the event: MOAS, Young ARAM (Arthritis & Rheumatism Malta), KNŻ (Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ), Proutist Universal Malta, MALTA GC Sea Cadet Corps, Enter TbexbixMarconi Amateur Radio Circle, Choral and Orchestral Society Maria Bambina, Toastmasters Malta, Impact, Dyslexic Teens Dialogue, USPA, Malta Historical Fencing Association, CEFMF, Jesuit Refugee Service Malta, JCI Malta, JA Malta, Malta UNESCO Youth Association, FSWS – SedqaIVY – Interrupting Violence Against Youth, TDM 2000 MALTA, ĠIFRA Youth Group Ħamrun and Birdlife.
For more information on the European Year of Youth, visit https://europa.eu/youth/year-of youth_Fr.
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