Mittwoch, September 12, 2007


summer update I

We have been discussing about blogs a lot during the YFJ press and communications officers meeting. And I had to admit several times that I did not update my blog in the last month!!! This did not happen in the last 3 years. So – bea – this one ‘s for you!
I had a quite exiting summer. I have been to the General Assembly of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). This general assembly was an assembly of superlatives. They had over 900 delegates and inhabited a whole campus in Canterbury in the lovely county Kent. I was well impressed by the amount of people, the meeting structure and the broad range of issue a Medical Students Association is covering - the topic of the meeting was access to essential medicines.
I have also been at the 100th anniversary of scouting at the Jamboree of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Also impressive and moving because more then 40 000 young people were at the event, despite the fact that the participation fee was not cheap all of them wanted to celebrate a centenary of scouting together. What impressed me as well was the logistics of such a huge event. May I add here – don’t mess with someone from Essex, Essex people rock.
I also participated at the 100 years anniversary celebrations of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY). The celebrations were very different from the WOSM celebration, not only because of the different nature of the organisation but also because of the different age range present in Berlin. A lot of politicians who are IUSY veterans joined the meeting and it felt like a big class reunion.The topic of the meeting was peace and democracy.

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