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Erasmus Days 2019 were marked in Albania this year on 12 October 2019, through a daily event dedicated to young people, created by Beyond Barriers Association as the Contact Point of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in Albania.

Why the Living Library? Because it’s always great to hear inspiring stories by those who lived them!

The “Living Library” format aimed at giving youth a chance to learn interactively about the different learning mobility actions that Erasmus + offers for them, how to use such opportunities and how to get inspired by their peers who were beneficiaries of such programs. Real experiences of 10 “human books” were shared during the event in 2 reading rounds, in light of informing and motivating youth to use the opportunities such are the youth exchanges, training courses and seminars, European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ scholarships.

BBA would like to thank the 10 human books that shared their experiences with participants, with special thanks to Joana Xhemali that came from Brussels for this event. Thanks to everyone for inspiring and sharing your story.

  • Sediola Ruko
  • Emiliano Abedini
  • Klajdi Priska
  • Klaudja Koçi
  • Egi Trokthi
  • Irisa Veizaj
  • Marjola Memaj
  • Aurora Birbilaj
  • Ariola Merepeza

Moreover, part of the event were also:

  • Elisa Nikaj- ex-EVS in UK
  • Francesco Palazzo - ex EVS in BBA, Albania
  • Joana Rexho- ex EVS in Germany.

Through their video messages these 3 youngsters shared their story of success and ephasised how the volunteering experience, skills and knowledge received in Erasmus+ volunteering programme has helped them in their next career steps.

Hoping that these cases which are not the only ones, will motivate more and more youngsters to use these programmes and spread knowledge about them to motivate others, especially those with fewer opportunities and who do not have much access to such information.

The event was held on the occasion of the European Commission initiative Erasmus Days held on 10,11,12 October 2019 all over Europe, and in cooperation of ESN Tirana- the official section of Erasmus Student Network in Albania, National Youth Congress-Kongresi Rinor Kombëtar an umbrella organization of youth NGOs in Albania, WBAA Albanian Alumni-Albania Chapter of Western Balkans Alumni Association, supported by Hanns Seidel Foundation Albania, and brought together more than 100 guests, among which guest speakers, Human Books, participants and organisers, to share knowledge and information on the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. 

Find pictures of the event on our Facebook page Living Library on Facebook





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