And off we go!

At last we reached the 8th of March! And so it was time for the first day of Young Ideas for Europe 2011 to take a start. Day 1 at Spyken, Lund, is now over and Day 2 is just about to begin. I, Maja, swung by the school after lunch yesterday to take some photos and check up on the students work. I happened to run into the bunch of brilliant young people just as they were about to start the brainstorming session.

After discussing in smaller groups, the boys and girls one after one walked up to the white board, to put up post it-notes with criticism and things they didn’t like about the EU, as well as solutions for a sustainable future. I think we were all very happy to see that we got the double amount of post it-notes in the latter case. 🙂

When I wasn’t dazzled by the students’ impressive understanding of and familiarity with these topics, I managed to take some photos. Enjoy! And check in the rest of the photos here, on our Flickr set.

Julia Runeson in action. © IFOK GmbH, 2011. Photo: Maja Cronert

Julia Runeson in action. © IFOK GmbH, 2011. Photo: Maja Cronert

Oleg facilitates the brainstorm session. © IFOK GmbH, 2011. Photo: Maja Cronert

Oleg facilitates the brainstorm session. © IFOK GmbH, 2011. Photo: Maja Cronert

Natural systems are essential for our existence. © IFOK GmbH, 2011. Photo: Maja Cronert

Natural systems are essential for our existence. © IFOK GmbH, 2011. Photo: Maja Cronert

Hopefully we’ve all got a good night’s sleep and are awake by now, eager for this second day to take off. Today experts will join us in the class room to share their knowledge and give the students feedback on the work so far. It is going to be an exciting day!

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