Youth in Action and the British Council hosted a “Broadening Horizons – My Youth in Action Experience” Competition (here) where participants were asked to submit either photographs, a video or an essay which best described their experience with Youth in Action projects.
Mauro (London) won first place in the Written Category. You can access his winning essay here.
Sanziana (Cluj) won first place in the photography category. Below are her winning photos and captions:
Brick Lane, London
Graffiti, London, Cluj
Freedom of expression is a fundamental right of all regardless of their location. Expressions have different outcomes; creative youth in vibrant neighbourhoods of London and Cluj-Napoca express their innermost feelings with graffiti. Together, they create transnational dialogue.
Millenium Bridge, London
“Of everything that man erects and builds in his
urge for living, nothing is in my eyes better and
more valuable than bridges.” Ivo Andric
Collaborating with European Alternatives, has
meant crossing many bridges throughout Europe,
uniting cultures, religions, and passions; uniting
Cluj and London, uniting Europe.
Quaint Cluj with a backdrop of rolling hills, is for many the direct opposite of modern, bustling London. After my experience with Youth in Action however, I realised that though on the surface they may be different, both cities are home to Europeans hopeful for a better future.
Congratulations to the both of you!