Because the COVID regulations during the time leading up to September 2021 were still very unsure and also very different in the participating countries, YOUCEE has not been able to provide a programme this year.
Because we all yearned for action, the board of YOUCEE had decided to organize a One Day Meeting for teachers and students on October 16th 2021 in the Hartenstein Airborne Museum. During this meeting students and teachers from schools that wished to participate, could formulate their wishes and ideas on how to progress with YOUCEE towards 2024.
It turned out to be a select, but very motivated group that turned up on the day as can be seen on the pictures in the gallery. Many ideas and wishes were formulated. YOUCEE will do their utmost to incorporate as many of the items as possible in the coming programmes.
We were very much warmed by the fact that YOUCEE still holds a special place in the hearts of many and that some teachers ( from Gera) were willing to drive 600 kilometers to join our meeting.
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YOUCEE stands for European YOUth Conference commEmoration across bordErs and is an international youth conference in commemoration of the second World War and in particular the Battle of Arnhem (1944).
YOUCEE invites students between 16 and 19 years of age, originating from 4 European countries, Great Britain, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands. A programme is offered which starts on Tuesday September 17th and ends after the commemoration on the Airborne cemetery in Oosterbeek on Sunday September 22th .
The conference will be held in the vicinity of Arnhem/Oosterbeek in the Netherlands and is subsidized, among others, by the Province of Gelderland, the cities of Arnhem and Ede, the municipalities of Renkum, and Overbetuwe, The Airborne March Foundation, the Citizens and New Orphanage, the Airborne Commemoration Foundation and last but not least The National Fund for Peace, Freedom, and Veterans care (vfonds)
YOUCEE invites students from several European countries to the Netherlands to reflect on and discuss topics like war, peace, justice and international cooperation. The Battle of Arnhem is the starting point and the focus will be on the interaction between students as they learn about the achievements of Europe since 1944. What is life like in Europe in 2019, how do we perceive ourselves within the European borders and institutions of the modern day, what lessons have we learned from the Second World War and how do we apply them to life today? This international youth platform provides an opportunity for expressing personal ideas, opinions, and views in a multicultural setting and a relaxed atmosphere. The highlight will be the Arnhem Model United Nations conference on the 20th of September and the contributions towards, and attendance at the commemoration ceremonies on 20th, 21th and 22th of September.
We hope you will be able to learn from the past through the conference and use this awareness for the future.
This was the YOUCEE conference 2014 on video: