![](https://i.imgur.com/qB7fvZl.png) # <span style="color:#007ea3"> Young BarCamp: EU'll love it Das hier ist die englischsprachige Seite. Klick [hier](https://hackmd.io/HwzeCRhGRFGszalW3imWHw) für die deutschsprachige Seite. ### What? *Young BarCamp* is an online meet-up for European youth on the 6th of May 2021. After a year without school exchanges and very limited opportunities to travel, this digital event offers a chance for young Europeans from different countries to meet, connect and discuss anything that they are interested in. To make this meet-up into a great experience, we want you to join! This spring, we will partner up with schools and youth organisations all across Europe. Each partner can register up to 10 persons to participate in the event – free of cost. The working language for the *Young BarCamp* will be English. You don’t know BarCamp yet? Then have a look at this video and learn all about it: {%youtube Q6oMAgWSunk %} ### When? The *Young BarCamp* 2021 will take place on the 6th of May (in the European Week) . To allow schools to participate, it will start at 9 am and finish at 1 pm. Keep a snack at hand for the break time! ### Who? The *Young BarCamp* ist for you, who are between 15 and 21 years old and interested in European topics and what is going on in other countries. Teachers, youth workers or youth leaders can join the event together with their class or group, but we ask you let the youth take the lead in the discussions and workshops – after all, it’s their event!. ### Where? The BarCamp will be held online via Zoom, a video-conference tool. For data-protection reasons, we will use the Zoom version Connect4Video, which connects via European servers only. The link to get into the virtual plenary room will sent to you via e-mail about a week in advance of the event. ## BarCamp!..? ### What is a BarCamp? A BarCamp is an event consisting of many different “sessions”. A session can be a workshop, a debate, a creative program or whatever else you come up with. Each session is up to 45 minutes long, followed by a 15 minute break before the next session begins. So basically a BarCamp is like a conference, only that there is no fixed program. Instead, the contents are put together by the participants themselves, proposing topics and methods that interest them. Hence, a main difference between a traditional conference and our Young BarCamp is that there are no (or next to no) keynotes or experts invited to give “talks”. The experts are the attendees! Anyone can propose a session and many sessions invite you to join in actively (ask questions or share views, ideas or experiences). A famous BarCamp saying is: “There is no audience, only participants”. This means that it is you who decide (perhaps in pairs, teams or small groups) what kind of session you want to propose. Perhaps there is a question that you would like to hear other people’s view on? Maybe you have come up with a melody and would really like some help with the lyrics to make it into a great song? Maybe there is an expert that you think other young people should get a chance to meet! ### What happens at a BarCamp? The program of the BarCamp is created at the start of the event. The only thing that is set is the general structure of the day. This is like an “empty” schedule showing the number of time slots and parallel virtual rooms available, indicating the maximum number of sessions that the program can accommodate. Which session is placed where in the schedule is decided democratically. So the *Young BarCamp* will start with a quick round of introductions. After a short presentation of the BarCamp method, it’s already time to plan the contents of the day. Now everybody who has a proposal for a session, no matter if they submitted it beforehand or came up with it just 5 minutes before the BarCamp started, briefly describe what they want to do or discuss in their session. Everybody else are asked whether they would like to join and the workshop title and number of potential attendees is noted on a virtual index card. Once all proposed sessions have been described, a timetable is created, allowing you to put together your own individual program. You decide which which virtual conference room to go to. Now the BarCamp can really begin! ![](https://i.imgur.com/Pv7G2n7.jpg) ## How to join and what it takes? We kindly ask each partner/group to admit at least one proposal for a session that they would like to host. More session-proposals can make a BarCamp better though, so feel free to admit two or three :) If you and your friends or class have come up with an idea for a session, please share it with everybody under this link: [Sessionproposal](https://padlet.com/reuschbenedikt/q73efdgk606dwm6f). On this padlet-page every participant can see, like and (respecting our netiquette) comment on the session proposals beforehand. Don’t worry, though: if you come up with a great idea on the very morning of the BarCamp, you can still present it at the event and just see if anybody would like to join. Sometimes sessions with just 3-4 participants are great! Our BarCamp takes place under the slogan ***”young european”***. That is because we are curious about what your Europe is like? What do you want it to be; to make of it? What do you want to talk about with other European youths? You can show a film clip, call a parliamentarian, host a debate, do a poetry slam! Apart from submitting a session proposal, all you need to join is a computer, laptop or tablet with stable internet and an audio connection to allow you to hear and speak. (For example a headset with microphone.) To register for the event, please send us an e-mail and tell us what school or group you are from and how many of you would like to join. When we get back to you, we will provide information about the next steps. For example, we offer online-meetings in advance to answer questions and make sure that you get acquainted with zoom and get a look at the online-tools that we will work with. You find us here: Dr. Stina Kjellgren under kjellgren@evangelische-akademie.de or Benedikt Reusch under reuschbenedikt@gmail.com ## Timetable | | [Main-Room Frankfurt](https://evangelische-akademie-de.zoom.us/j/63045682172) | [Session-Room Dublin](https://evangelische-akademie-de.zoom.us/j/68651113108?pwd=V2dXN2hPTWdVU1JQWGlvSFFjL0dhZz09) | [Session-Room Krakow](https://evangelische-akademie-de.zoom.us/j/63564993006?pwd=VUVBb2VYUFZpWlVyREhiclE4ZmFLZz09) | [Session-Room Brussels](https://evangelische-akademie-de.zoom.us/j/63022956205?pwd=RFFzVnZvNnZKTjJrUklmdldpY2NJQT09) | | ----- | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | 09:45 | Welcome | | | | | 10:00 | Introduction and getting to know each other | | | | | 10:30 | Sessionplanning | | | | | 11:00 | The future of the EU -How can community life in Europe be improved? | European Youth Dialogue and Slovenian Youth | Creating a song together | Language Masters | | 12:00 | Idiom Investigation | What influence has EU on european cities - Civic participation and dotations from EU | EU Crash Course compact - European institutions, no longer confusion | What the Meme? Internet politics in the EU | | 12:45 | Short summary and evaluation | | | | | 13:00 | End of Barcamp | | | | ## Sessions and documentation Session: * Creating a song together * What influence has EU on european cities - Civic participation and dotations from EU * Idiom Investigation * Language Masters * The future of the EU -How can community life in Europe be improved? * EU Crash Course compact - European institutions, no longer confusion * What the Meme? Internet politics in the EU * European Youth Dialogue and Slovenian Youth Documentation is part of the BarCamp-concept. Of course, it is voluntary, but taking some notes help others to get an impression of what happened in the sessions that you joined and allows you to learn what happened elsewhere. So please use the links in this overview to help document the sessions. | Room | Frankfurt | Dublin | Krakow | Brussels | | ----- | --------- | ----- | ---- | ------ | | 11:00 | [The future of the EU -How can community life in Europe be improved? ](https://yopad.eu/p/ybcfrankfurt1-365days) | [European Youth Dialogue and Slovenian Youth ](https://yopad.eu/p/dublin1-365days) |[Creating a song together](https://yopad.eu/p/krakow1-365days) | [Language Masters ](https://yopad.eu/p/brussels1-365days) | | 12:00 | [Idiom Investigation](https://yopad.eu/p/ybcfrankfurt2-365days) | [What influence has EU on european cities - Civic participation and dotations from EU](https://yopad.eu/p/dublin2-365days) | [EU Crash Course compact - European institutions, no longer confusion](https://yopad.eu/p/br%C3%BCssel2-365days) | [What the Meme? Internet politics in the EU](https://yopad.eu/p/krakow2-365days) | ## Organisation, Funding and Contact The event is organised by the Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt, an independent organisation close to the protestant church in Germany, that seeks to be a hub for open and reflective discussion about the state of religion, ethics, culture and democracy in our modern society. This BarCamp is made possible with funding by the *Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Young* in cooperation with the *Evangelische Trägergruppe für gesellschaftspolitiche Bildung*. ![](https://i.imgur.com/vDQANJI.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/bzx2KpC.png) If you have questions, please contact Dr. Stina Kjellgren under <kjellgren@evangelische-akademie.de> or Benedikt Reusch under <benediktreusch@posteo.de>.