Humans of YEN – Johanna Jürgensen

admin-ajax-phpMy Name is Johanna Jürgensen, I’m from Jungen Spitzen, from the German minority in Denmark.

I was motivated to participate in a YEN Event because you can learn a lot about the different minorities, you can deepen your language in general and you can meet other young people, that are in in the same situation as I am. Furthermore, the workshops are really interesting and it’s very nice to visit other countries and experience other cultures.

Humans of YEN – Thomas Peruzik

admin-ajax-phpI’m Thomas Peruzik and I’m Croatian from Vojvodina.

YEN is very important for me because it connects different minorities from all over Europe and it’s trying improve relations between the minorities which directly improves relations between countries. I think it’s very important right now, especially during this refugee crisis, for Europe to stay tolerant as it used to be. I think YEN is helping a lot on this and it spreads our views and believes in order not to isolate ourselves from the others.

Humans of YEN – Marina Turshatova

admin-ajax-phpMarina Turshatova, Russlanddeutsche from Germany, tells us about her experiences at the Diversity Festival in Moscow:

The moment I heard about the Diversity Festival in Moscow, I immediately wanted to pack my bags. I absolutely wanted to go there, because it would be my only possibility to see almost all European minorities in one place. These minorities, who usually stand in the shadow of the majority population, are the protagonists of this festival and thereby give a one of a kind opportunity to get to know them.