Witaj, I am Kristin Heelemann and I’m a Sorb from Germany.
I think that youth participation is important for my own and other minorities because the search for your own identity plays a big role here, especially for young people. By organising projects for our own minorities we try to give young people the possibility to experience and test a sense of community and also to offer them some orientation. In this process self-reflection is a central element. Youth exchanges with other minorities, organised by YEN, are also a great tool to reflect upon your own situation; which makes the path clear for new perspectives and can be a helping hand to find your own identity.