I have always been a very active person, I like to be everywhere and exploit my passions to the fullest. My main problem, lack of time. I love music which is related to my main passion, dance. I have spent many years of my life exploring the secrets of improvisation in dance and I often […]
“I really wanted to get involved in something, but I didn’t know at all how to go about it. It became a 20-day virtual race to run between Paris and Berlin.” I knew I wanted to be an active player, but I did not know how to get involved in something that mobilizes people. I […]
My daily routine after the accident was a challenge. In 2005, I was successfully admitted to the Greek Police Academy to follow a career as a policeman. However a year later I had an accident and I was forced to end my career because of Greek legislation that required police officers to be able-bodied, a […]
Is it possible to combine art, activism and youth politics? Kelvin Akpaloo is the living proof that this is possible, and above all that you can juggle so many different dimensions effortlessly and elegantly. His secret? Having a genuine passion for everything he does. We had a 30 minutes chat to get to know him […]
I didn’t know anything about Nesrin El-Isa before being introduced to her by the Austrian National Youth Council. When preparing for this interview, the more I was reading about her the more I was excited to have the chance to talk with her and get to know her story. Nesrin is a 25-year-old youth worker […]
Every group has their own dominant culture. Most of the time, we have difficulties defining the culture we live in, because it is obvious to us. That’s why it is even more important to make an effort to understand and identify what kind of group culture we want.
If we are to become change-makers in our society, we have to understand our history. Not only does this help motivate us to create a better world, it can inspire us as we reflect on past successes and learn from the triumphs (and failures) of those revolutionary movements that came before.
Because we are all products of the society we live in, we can find ourselves perpetuating inequalities – often without even realising we’re doing it. That’s why we need to change ourselves while changing the world. It’s not always easy – but it is a joyful process packed with potential and opportunity.