Experiences from the Summer School in Romania 2012 – Ľuboš (SK)

Young people from across Europe met to contribute together, to have fun and to offer solutions. The event which connected all three of these important points was called the Insafe Summer School in Romania 2012.

In the heart of Romania surrounded by mountains, that is what I call the perfect destination for our Summer School. The small village Sambata de Sus offered great views from our windows.

One of the things I really liked about this camp was the diversity of the program. It was divided between work (sessions and workshops) and fun. There were usually sessions and workshops in the morning. All sessions were interactive and interesting, so I really enjoyed every one of them.

We spoke about Reporting, Blogging, Project setup, Internet threats, Internet addictions, Youth Panels and much more…

The most enjoyable discussion for me was the one about cyber threats future that was led by the Kaspersky team. The guys from Kaspersky prepared a really great presentation.

After the working part of the day we had great fun organised by EcoXtrem. Activities like urban challenge: ice-breaking games in the beginning, archery, Karaoke…

The urban challenge introduced us to Sibiu, a wonderful historical city. By completing 12 missions we explored the best parts of the city.

Project writing competition

“Be creative and have an awesome idea”, was the message of the Safer Internet project writing competition. Each group had to prepare a project dedicated to Safer Internet and at the end of the camp the judges chose the best project, which will be implemented.

We were so excited when judges announced our group G5 as the winners! Our project was about making an international youth-platform for teenagers online, where they could educate themselves, discuss, write…

It is important when young people from across Europe meet and it’s a big experience for us.

There are several reasons why this camp was an advantage for the more interested groups:

  • Co-working, teambuilding, learning, competing and having fun – this is the point of this camp and the advantages that it brings for young people (the main group).
  • Getting ideas from young people and listening to them – I think this can be interesting for the project coordinators.

So, thank you everyone and hope to see you at the next event!

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