With thanks to Martin Carle, Public Relations Officer, Aberdeen City Youth Council
The Aberdeen City Youth Council has been making excellent progress in its efforts to build strong and long lasting relationships with other youth councils and youth groups across the world.
The biggest progress ACYC has made is the recent exchanges it has had with the University of the Basque Country.
Youth Councillors travelled over to the university where they met with the speaker of the Basque Parliament, the Basque Youth Council and the representatives from the Ministry of Education.
The ministry was kind enough to have prepared a 2 hour presentation on teaching Basque languages at schools. On their visit to Aberdeen, the representatives of the Basque Country met with local politicians, council officers and ACVO.
More recently, ACYC chairperson Piotr Teodorowski had a conversation with the Secretary General of the Tunis Youth Council. As a further step, the two bodies plan to organise and hold a video conference on terrorism, which shall be organised later in August.
Youth Council representatives have also met with representatives of our twin city Gomel to celebrate 25 years of the relationship.
On future plans for the youth council, chairperson Piotr Teodorowski says
“International exchanges and cooperation is a great opportunity for young people to learn much more about the world. Aberdeen City Youth Council tries to stay in touch not only with our twin cities but also with any similar regions to ours. “
It really is a small world!
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