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EYFON VIG YouthDays

Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein sponsors projects that strengthen international bridge-building and cross-border encounters, such as the EYFON VIG YouthDays, a meeting and dialogue forum for young adults of employees of the VIG holding company and VIG companies.

In early August 2022, everything revolved around the VIG YouthDays at the Europaburg in Neumarkt in Styria for the third time: 20 young people aged between 14 and 17 from Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kosovo, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Serbia spent an exciting and varied time together. What all the young adults have in common is that at least one parent works for VIG Insurance Group. The initiator and sponsor of the VIG YouthDays is Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein, which created them in cooperation with the European Youth Forum Neumarkt (EYFON).

Among other things, the youth of VIG employees created their own podcasts on the topic of “My Message for Peace”, discussed ideas for a peaceful, liveable future in Europe and learned about European solidarity and mobility programmes. “Bridge building” at the domino rally, archery, geocaching and – the highlight for many – a visit to the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg followed by a go-kart race rounded off the exciting week.

In order to get one of the highly coveted places at the Europaburg, the potential participants were asked to be original in the run-up to the event: interested people convinced the jury with elaborately designed videos, collages, poems and essays on the topic of “What Peace means to me”. From 200 entries, the creators of the best and most creative contributions were invited to take part in the diverse programme of workshops, lectures, discussion rounds and leisure activities.

 

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