Nantes and European project holders gathered for 3 days in Nantes
The 7th edition of the Forum was a special year for NCG : 30 projects were presented (with 20 from all Europe) among a total amount of 110 applications !
During 3 days they all had the opportunity to exchange and develop contacts with project holders from 19 different nationalities and (almost) the same amount of cities: Turin, Utrecht, Belgrade, Vienna, Faro, Dortmund, Dublin, Ghent, Kiev, Milan, Karkhiv, Warsaw, Cracow, Sarrebruck, Pandrup (DEN), Kangasala (FIN), etc.
All these participants are now part of the NCG network that gathers since 2009 young engaged European citizens. The network, that continues to grow, consists today of more than 300 participants!
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Karine DANIEL, Vice President of Nantes Métropole, in charge of higher education, research, Europe and international relations : "the 2015 edition really highlights the enthusiasm and commitment of young people towards others. At a time when Europe is taking doubts and skepticism, the quality of projects in the fields of culture, solidarity and citizenship is very comforting"
Diverse and tight programme
2015 NCG edition offered a programme who keeps on fit to the needs of participants. During 3 days their work focused on meeting different projects (mainly around special furniture made from recyclable materials by the association ECOS) and preparation of transnational projects.
In the participants’ programme:
- Exchange of experience gained with their local projects
- Develop skills, initiatve potentiel new projects with european dimension
- City visits
- Moments of leisure and cultural discoveries
Workshops dedicated to inter-personal relations and the creation of projects
Big part of the programme of the Forum was dedicated to the workshops and work in smaller groups, mainly around the gain of better understanding of initiatives, to creation and organisation of transnational projects: methods, communication, fundings. All the workshops were prepared and animated by the partner associations of NCG.
A new discovery time open to all Nantes citizens
In order to share the NCG event with all the locals, a presentation and guided tour of the Forum was proposed to all, whether youngsters, youth workers, European project associations or simply curious! About fifty participants gathered for the occasion.
Involvement of NCG on Tour 2015 participants
The Forum also welcomed the young people from Nantes who participated in NCG on Tour. During the summer of 2015, three small groups independently visited Bratislava (Solvaquie); Amsterdam (Pays Bas) et Goëtborg (Suède) to meet former participants of the Forum and members of the NCG network. The Forum was an opportunity for them to share their experience and present the report they produced after their trip. This year, they also got involved in the Forum organization.
NCG Cooperation Award 2014-2015 ceremony
The Forum was also a possibility to present laureate projects of the NCG Cooperation Award 2013-2014 – "Crossroads" by Nathan Leproust and " SSML - Solingua" by Laurent Galazzo.
Each of the 2 laureates received NCG Cooperation award trophy at the City hall, from Karine DANIEL, Vice-president of Nantes Méropole, Deputy Mayor of Nantes in charge of Higher Education, Research, Europe and International relations.
Media and press cover by Euradionantes and Orange Magazine
In 2015, the european radio-school Euradionantes set up two special broadcast live from the NCG Forum !
You will audio podcasts and videos in the Multimedia page and here :
Social and cultural evenings
Informal and festive time are also important during the NCG Forum ! Once again, the best of the Nantes music creation was on stage thanks to the Cornerstone association, at the friday "Special NCG evening". The creativity of the participants was also tested for the "NCG Funny box" !
Finally the "Facing the world" theatre project was presented in a public session at the Cosmopolis center.
City visits !
Forum is also a nice occasion to propose City visits to all our European participants !
> Lieu Unique, Château des Ducs, Bouffay and Graslin areas
> L’Ile de Nantes, the Great Elephant and Les Machines.