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Dear PTPI Membership: From: Angel Dimitrievski, Skopje Macedonia, Youth Coordinator Europe Let me tell you some beautiful news that you will want to hear. As many of you probably saw on social media, last week (March 7 – 12) we organised the PTPI Europe Youth Leadership Academy, in Skopje Macedonia. This was for sure one … Read more

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The voluntary role of the PTPI European regional chair, looks quite different these days.  Now that there is no longer an operational office in Berlin, Germany, the European executive committee (EEC) team, take their guidance from the regional chair. This individual is also known as the president of the EEC.  To a certain extent there … Read more

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Anyone involved in a local club, charity or trying to bring together friends to run the 20K, for a worthy cause, no doubt has come up against the fact that there really is not much money around these days. This may or may not be true – it is in fact quite difficult to tell. … Read more

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Written by – Diane Coyle Professor of Economics, University of Manchester t’s recently become fashionable to worry that the fabric of democracy is being undermined as people feel left behind by globalization and automation. I think these fears are to some extent well founded. But this isn’t a new problem: it goes back at least … Read more

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Written by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum. As the past year has demonstrated, leaders must be responsive to the demands of the people who have entrusted them to lead, while also providing a … Read more

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Being a member of PTPI is a great honour for me. I was president of Pravets, Bulgaria Student Chapter for 2 years and this school year I’ve been elected as an Honourable President in charge of a think-tank group for youths’ initiatives. My memories go back to 2011 when after achieving B2 level in English … Read more

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Over the past five years, the European members have captured projects, actions and support systems they would like to see implemented to help this region grow faster. The most recent workshops this past September in Romania, once again highlighted the same themes that are crucial to us. By far the biggest opportunity ahead, is not … Read more

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As Mary and I settle in on the plane from JFK we can’t wait to meet up with our PTPI friends and make new ones. We are headed to our sixth European Conference, this one in Roman, Romania, a major highlight of the year. With the help of Verena from the Berlin office, and Andrei, … Read more

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Amsterdam has developed an Airbnb for city-owned offices, so residents can use them for free, and may do the same with municipal cars and tools. The project is due to be launched by the city government with access to some 15 underused meeting rooms around the turn of the year, and will be extended to … Read more

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Today, on International Volunteer Day, we face a paradox. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has made us more connected and globalized than ever before, yet it is also shaping an age of civic disengagement. In his bestseller Bowling Alone, political scientist Robert Putnam identified a sharp rise in Americans’ civic disengagement over the last generation, with … Read more

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January 24, 2015 I (Rolf Dahlberg) was glad to join a group from People to People International (PTPI) in Denmark and travel with their team to New Zealand. We travelled also between Christchurch on the South Island to Whangarei on the North Island during our twenty-four day trip….. Our first stop was in Bangkok before … Read more

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Angel Dimitrievski is 22 years-old and is the current President of the PTPI Skopje-Macedonia Community Chapter and Youth Coordinator in the European Region. First becoming a member five years ago, his topics of interest in activism include youth activism, gender, disability, education, and media. Tell us how you became involved with PTPI? My first encounter … Read more

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Mary and Mike Hermida Greater Trenton, New Jersey PTPI Chapter For the last six years, Mary and I have attended and thoroughly enjoyed all of the European conferences. We have met and partied with well over a hundred warm, intelligent and lively Europeans during these conferences and have stayed in touch with many of them … Read more

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The millennial generation The world’s young are an oppressed minority. Unleash them The Economist> IN THE world of “The Hunger Games” youngsters are forced to fight to the death for the amusement of their white-haired rulers. Today’s teen fiction is relentlessly dystopian, but the gap between fantasy and reality is often narrower than you might … Read more

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