My name is Noa, I’m 20, years old and I come from Italy.I belong to an italian volunteer group called “H.O.P. – Humanity Over People” which deals with social inclusion of marginalized people in our local reality.

From 12th to 18th July I attended at the study session “Soci@lize” which took place in the European Youth Center Budapest. It has been organized by “Connect International” and “Y.E.N. – Youth Express Network”, involving 15 participants dealing with human rights, social rights and youth policy in the digital context. Policy making and leadership skills have been tackled using non-formal education metbod as important subjects to be used for each of our own local reality.

We also got a chance to learn from experts in the field. The whole study session gave us a better perspective on the topics mentioned and gave guidelines for us to take action. I believe this will be of big help for us especially as we write more projects.