This blog is for everybody who was involved in the project or would like to share news on intercultural youth activities involving arts and creativity. Everybody’s Song was an international youth project in five South East European countries (12/2006-08/2008) funded by the European Commission (Youth) and the European Cultural Foundation. Its aim was to reflect on the role of music in intercultural understanding and to identify ways to utilise it in youth work.

Oct 28, 2008

European Conference on Youth Inclusion and Youth Participation

On Saturday, 8 November 2008 youth from Cyprus will meet with other youth from 11 European Union countries at the "European Conference on Youth Inclusion and Youth Participation". They will hear from distinguished leaders across Europe, present results of an International Youth Survey, discuss outputs of regional youth Structured Dialogues held in Cyprus, Italy and Romania and present a joint declaration on citizenship and youth participation across Europe. This conference is part of the European Union Youth in Action Programme project called "UCYVROK" which is short for Uniting for Citizenship and participation: Youth promoting Vulnerable groups' Rights, Opportunities and Knowledge. The event will be held from 10.00 until 16.00 at the Golden Bay Beach Hotel in Larnaca, Cyprus.

The UCYVROK project is coordinated by a Cypriot non-governmental organisation, Future Worlds Center and is implemented in partnership with eleven youth non-governmental organisations from across Europe. The project receives funding from the European Commission's Youth in Action Programme and is a direct response to the European Parliament's inquiry about the lack of youth participation in European activities.

Project activities have included Structured Dialogic Design workshops in Cyprus, Italy and Romania, the creation of an online platform ( linking youth across Europe, a comprehensive survey examining the current youth environment in eleven EU countries, and exploring ways to promote youth participation in European activities and intercultural events, with a particular focus on less privileged youth.

For more information please contact Project Coordinator Larry Fergeson at Future Worlds Center.

Tel: +357 22873820 or email:

European Union funded Youth in Action Programme Project No.: 2007-3756/010-001

Oct 5, 2008

European Commission launches Online Youth Consultation

Your future, your say! Tell politicians what young Europeans need!
This is your chance to influence future EU policies towards young people! Through this online consultation you can tell decision makers what you think are the future challenges and opportunities for young people in Europe. Tell them what you want them to do for youth!
The consultation will be open until 25 November 2008, in 25 languages and for individuals and organisations from 33 countries.