YP Plovdiv Attends Youth Conference on Civil Rights
April 10 to 15, 2016 (Heidelberg (DE) and Strasbourg (FR))
In April 2016, YP Plovdiv Board Member Verzhin Hugasian represented the group at the Youth Conference on Civil Rights and Romani Social Movement in Strasbourg and Heidlebourg. Verzhin Hugasian, a fourth year law student at the Plovdiv University, Paisii Hilendarski, was selected from a competitive application process, to represent YP Plovdiv at the conference which was organized by Phiren Amenca, a partner organization of AGBU Europe.
Sixty young activists from all over Europe participated in the five-day conference which brought together activists, educators, artists, and journalists to discuss the civil rights and social movements throughout history and to the present. The group also had the unique opportunity to attend a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
A key result of the conference: participants committed to contribute to their home countries while preserving the identity, history, and culture of their communities.