Stanica is currently hosting Klara Grundsteine sent by NOASS (Riga, Latvia) and has sent volunteer Anna Bardyova to REX (Belgrade, Serbia). Two new projects were approved this spring and Stanica is looking forward to invite Niki Žveglič and Nataša Prelog from Pekarna (Maribor, Slovenia) and Mathilde Rossignol from Mains d´Oeuvres (St Ouen, France).
On May 15–18th 2011, Stanica representatives took part in the European Youth Week. One of Stanica’s projects was nominated by the Slovak National Agency as the best EVS project from Slovakia and Stanica was invited by the European Commission to represent Slovakia in Antwerp, the Europe Youth Capital.
The EYW 2011 was focused, in particular, on the "Youth on the Move" flagship initiative as a part of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the implementation of the EU Youth Strategy and the Youth in Action programme.
The highlight of the programme was the debate on "Youth on the Move" in Antwerp on 17th May 2011, which included the European Youth Awards ceremony followed by a panel discussion with experts and a direct dialogue with young people, President Barroso and Commissioner Vassiliou.
34 projects were nominated by National Agencies from participating countries.
Stanica’s nomination was linked to the EVS project of Ints Plavnieks from Latvia who spent 11 months in Stanica. He helped with all activities and learned more about techniques in theatre and operation of a cultural centre. After his EVS Ints decided to return to Slovakia and help some more. One his successes was the technical support and light design for the performance projekt.svadba
(project. wedding) which got a Slovak theatre prize for New Drama.
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