During the deepest winter, that is this week, the IBB team was on the road, looking for and finding suitable accommodation for the 2019 Youth Summit, where intensive mental work can be combined with sport and fun during leisure times.
The sport youth hostel Duisburg – Wedau was chosen. Right in the Ruhr area, the IBB team found a great sports and conference area and were amazed by the summertime possibilities. The adjacent Lake Bertasee is the venue of the Canoe World Championships, the football stadium of MSV Duisburg is right opposite. From 18th to 24th of August, the 45 participants from Poland, France and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) will be able to use the regatta course for raft construction or canoe regattas. The hostel itself offers beach volleyball courts, a barbecue area, a sports hall, large rooms for group work and much more. The Duisburg inner harbour and the derelict blast furnaces are also located not far away. Great for the supporting programme! After all, both tired brains and tired bones need rest after strenuous workshops at the youth summit. Following high school or university exams, this is doubly true.
In the coming months, the youth summit topic of “Living diversity – commitment to social cohesion” will now be filled with content. Expert hearings, workshops, excursions, and debates with politicians from the three regions NRW, Silesia, and Hauts-de-France are planned for the Youth Summit. What are the other‘s opinions? How can we fashion a diverse society together? Where can I find European friends? All this will be on the agenda in Duisburg. The framework is prepared by the IBB, but the content is designed by the participants themselves.
Do you want to contribute ideas? All help is welcome! Calls, posts or mails can be sent to the IBB right now on all our channels.
If you want to participate this August, quickly apply online and add a short letter of motivation. The specifics of how this works, and which other topics will be dealt with, can be found here.