Growing up and listening from my first years of my life the stories of my grandparents being refugees from Turkey and living in the country that maybe is the most affected by migration crisis, it was a very easy decision for me to answer positive when Community Papa Giovanni XXIII offered me a volunteer position in San Savino, at the house which host migrants.
Important topics, exact schedule, professional speakers, useful networking sessions, a lot of opportunities to exchange international experience, nice discussions and music in the coffee pauses, amazing walks in the nature, very delicious food all the time…It is how I can summarize the 1st DYPALL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on a topic “Youth Policy at Local and Regional level: Developing our territories through youth participation in decision making”. It was held in Portimao, Algarve, Portugal from 12th to 15th April 2016.
The Piknik Over The Rainbow was organised by Thessaloniki Rainbow Youth (TRY) for the International ay Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bi-Phobia. They wanted to do something possitive and to help for creating a safe space outside for LGBTQI Youths.
Around 50 people arrived in the Piknik which was quite a surprise for the organisators from TRY. They ran the initiative from 15:00h to 18:30h.
We would like to express our gratitude to Mrs. Juliana Tomova and the BULGARIAN BESTSELLER PUBLISHING HOUSE (http://www.bgbestseller.com/index.php) for the gift of more than 50 books about Bulgaria and the Balkans which they donated on the 4th of May 2016 from Sofia for the Library of the United Societies of Balkans in Thessaloniki.