Water in the Park – Roman, Romania

PTPI Youth – Roman, Romania What could be more invigorating on a hot summer day than a water fight?🌞 This is the perfect opportunity to gather your friends and go together to ...Read more »

PTPI EU Council Meeting – 17 September 2022 via Zoom

Dear PTPI friends, This year the PTPI EU Council Meeting will take place online (via Zoom) on Saturday 17 September 17, 17hrs CET (Central European Time). The Council Meeting this year...Read more »

Imagine your city

Imagine your city – Inspired by the imagine Chicago movement Imagine a city where…  young people are leading the way forward  public schools are thriving community le...Read more »

Doing what we can

Doing something is better than doing nothing at all – every little bit helps, as the saying goes. It is amazing how several small acts of kindness can deliver huge benefits to...Read more »

SDGs and PTPI Europe – the long view

Sustainable Development Goals In 2015, more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help us all end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injus...Read more »

Out of Africa – The Gambia and the SDGs

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable...Read more »

We can trust our social connectors to serve communities well

For many years I worked in the area of SR (social responsibility). There was a heap of training to go through, and years of field experience, so that I could prove my competence. And wa...Read more »

Who does what, when and how? We do!

These days, it’s often hard to tell exactly who’s responsible for what problem and this is coupled with an uncertainty about the role we play as citizens in making important stuff h...Read more »

Community and PTPI in Europe

PTPI as we experience it, is a loose network of people, connected through a chapter framework and a global program of recommended action areas to cover. Local relevance is an important ...Read more »

What can we learn from the Maker Movement?

The underlying culture of the maker community, means that they are always looking to do better. Despite how good things are today, what is coming up that could make it even better. What...Read more »

Make Manifesto

Being a member of PTPI is a major way that I demonstrate my belief in the value of friendship, and a recognition for what can be done when the forces of people come together for good. I...Read more »

Report from: Chalks Corriette, Brussels, Belgium

Report from: Chalks Corriette, Brussels, Belgium: Have just completed two days at the European Association Summit, in Brussels. Delegates and speakers participated from all cornors ...Read more »

Cause neutral fund development

I spend vast amounts of my time, investigating ways, means and avenues available to obtain funding for youth centered projects. By far the greatest challenge is competing with the many...Read more »

A glass of diverse cultures, abilities and sexualities in a Brussels pub

By: Angel Dimitrievski – Skopje, Macedonia, Community Chapter Following an EEC Youth meeting in Brussels with Chalks Corriette, I spent some time exploring the melting pot of cultures...Read more »

Youth Leadership Academy video – March 2017 in Macedonia

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...Read more »

Big data: how much is too much?

Big data could soon allow us to shape public policy, financial products, healthcare and education to suit our personal needs. But are we willing to sacrifice our privacy for products an...Read more »

what does the European chair do these days?

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 ...Read more »

where has all the funding gone?

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 mone...Read more »

Globalization has left people behind. This is what we should do about it

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 fee...Read more »

Five leadership priorities for 2017

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 ...Read more »

Being a member of Pravets, Bulgaria Student Chapter

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 ...Read more »

Growing together – delivery of what we said is important to our chapters

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 w...Read more »

EU Conference in Roman – September, 2016

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, Roma...Read more »

Amsterdam has developed a free Airbnb for city-owned offices!

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...Read more »

Technology is making us feel more alone. Is a return to volunteerism the answer?

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 c...Read more »

Travels with PTPI Denmark to New Zealand 2015

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 C...Read more »

5 Minutes with Angel Dimitrievski – Macedonia

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...Read more »

A USA to European connection fostered by PTPI

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 p...Read more »

Young, gifted and held back

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 f...Read more »

Advancing a 21st century skills agenda for today’s youth

On World Youth Skills Day, we acknowledge the millions of young people that are falling in between the cracks because of a “skills gap” – a mismatch on the skills that they have a...Read more »
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