Ready for EYE2018

The WYRED team (from Brussels, Spain, Austria and Turkey) at the entrance of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, ready to attend the opening ceremony of EYE 2018.

Under the motto “The plan is to fan this spark into a flame.” (Hamilton, My Shot), 8,000 young people from all over Europe meet in Strasbourg to come up with ideas for the future of Europe and discuss with European decision makers.

WYRED participates in the event through two sessions:

Friday, 1 June, 15:00 – 16:30: The digital revolution continues: what will be the next steps?
Workshop at Yo!Fest Village

Young people have been navigating the digital society from an early age and technology has always played a prominent role in their lives. As such, their voices should be represented in discussions on how this society should evolve. What do you think are the most important changes we need to implement in the future? How do you envision the ideal digital society? Join us to discuss with other young people, design your own plan and become an active participant in the digital revolution!

Saturday, 2 June, 14:00-15:00: Growing up in a digital society: What matters most to young people?
Event at the European Parliament (with the participation of  MEPs – Ms Terry Reintke and Mr Brando Benifei, YFJ – Ms Mari Strømsvåg, YEU – Matej Manevski)
Today’s young people have grown up in a digital world, but they rarely get a say on what matters most in our digital society and what our priorities should be. Their world has been shaped, and is still being shaped, by others. Instead of being seen as passive objects of others’ decisions, young people should be fully included in conversations on their own future. What do you think is the most important issue in our digital society? Join this discussion with experts and policy-makers and come up with solutions to these issues together.

 At the end of the dialogue with the MPEs, Vera, Guillermo and Manuel, three young students from Spain, will present their short film “The face of society”, developed as a research project in WYRED. The video is an invitation to reflect on the effects of globalization, excessive consumption and technology in the creation of undifferentiated young people without their own identity, which reflect the face of society, and not their own.

Special thanks to all the YEU team, our WYRED partner, who made this experience possible.

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Our environmental future

Wouldn´t it be great when our world looked like the symbolic picture for the environment project? In fact, we are far away from there. Big countries dissolve international agreements on climate change, other countries do not fulfil, what promised with regard to the reduction of CO2 emissions, there are even persons arguing that the climate change aas nothing but a lie. How can they? It is our planet and our future!

The following (digital) collage brings together some information on environmental issues and links the project to the YouTube-Video “Dear Future Generations: Sorry”. Should be seen by every decision maker in the field. 

Raise awareness for environmental issues affecting young peoples future

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Animal Protection

In a short text Romca – a dog – explains that it is a living being, having the right to be treated properly by humans. A list of organisations still using animals for different exeriments is shown. 
Raise attention on animals' rights.

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Waste of Food – Appeal to the EU

This project aims at reduction food waste in formulating an appeal to the EU. It is suggested 

1) Explain to consumersthat the expiration date does not mean, that the product is no longer consumable, but still – even for a long time after the best before date – can be eaten: The expiration date is no reason to throw away food!

2) Food waste is massively given, when especially vegetables and friuts are sorted out, just because they do not for to European norms. These products could be offered for cheaper prices to persons of lower economic status.



Reduction of food waste

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Radio interview on stress

Young people are taking over the roles of experts in the topic of stress and are asked in a radion intervies (mp3) how stress can be dealt wirh in eyeryday life. 
Give information how to deal with stress in daily life.

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School as it is.

At its birthplace

We have to face
the problem that this place where we struggle
does not need to be chased nor erased
just changed.
We have to face the fact that everything changes
with time
even though it’s not a crime, our system
we climb, has not.
And how do you want to make a change in
the world, in the future when the base
is still at its birthplace.


Where is Education
an unhealthy station is what I see
through sleepless nights and starving through days
to nourish ourselves with masses of textbooks instead
hydrate with information, no water
so tomorrow I can put pen down it all
and throw it all out once again
now we can have a meltdown.
Pay attention around because that
is an illness that needs to be cured.


And no,
we are not unfocused
this all is just unspoken, look at the bigger picture
can’t you see it’s broken?


Game over or Time out?

our worth, defined by grades
behind all the shades, can’t you see we have
to perform well every day
yet under all the uniform, can’t you see we are bleeding
regardless of it all
yes, I will bring high performances daily
I’ll try
but trying is not enough
when really what for?

Get my A levels and forget about the information
I was fed for so many years
because after all these dropped tears and anxiety attacks
we finally did it, didn’t we?
But what actually?
surviving and living anxiously for several years
questioning our intelligence brutally due grading system
binge learning and forgotten answers.
Yes, yes, we did it.

this play act need to drop
it is a fact.
Like we are in some sort of game
trying to escape
while desperately reaching for the top.

Game over or Time out?

Face this case


Hope you see clearly now
a change, is more than needed

Hope you see clearly now
There needs to be more than just a degree
and some wannabee teacher
no more go to Yale or go to jail.

Hope you see clearly now
In this case “less is more”
should truly define this place we call school

May we can all exchange our knowledge
and deepest experiences
And may we can learn from that more than
written textbooks

May we travel and learn more on airplanes
than classrooms
learn more on our way to a destination
than our way to graduation
My we travel and learn from eager successful people
more than from science teachers.

May we share our favourite books and
sink and find ourselves in them
May we find peace in learning
because learning is great, why do we make it hard?
Because learning is important, and School is not.


Reflection on the educational system in form of a poem

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Digital Implants

This is a poem about the dangers of digital implants. For animals, especially for dogs, it is common practice to implant  RFID (Radion Frequency Identificatio) chips, in order to easily identify them when getting lost. Humans use implants in the size of rice grains for an “easy” way to open car-, house or officedoors, for e-banking,  to access the mobile or to provide medical data in case of emergency. These chips are not too expensive and can even be implemented in a piercing-studio. But do we really want a future like that?


Roses are red,

implants are small,

we don’t know whether they’re good at all.

What does the future hold,

Are we just being controlled?

Is surveillance the only goal?

Are we selling our soul?

Only the future will tell,


Sensitize for the danger of human digital implants.

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IES F. García Bernalt of Salamanca participates in the E-EVALINTO project

The IES F. Garcia Bernalt of Salamanca in one of the European schools that joined the E-EVALINTO project piloting in 2018.

The school, very active in the social field through numerous projects in the field of Service Learning, involves the students in “living experiences” in collaboration with different associations, movements, residences and NGOs such as the Food Bank and Cáritas.
During 2017-2018, as part of the initiatives undertaken under the annual school programme, named this year “Include yourself, include me”, a group of teachers participated in the EVALINTO teacher training course and organized peer mentoring activities with their students.

Learning, discussing and innovating Turkish schools with the WYRED Project

Another success story from our Turkish partner Doga School, brought to us by the words of one of our young WYRED ambassadors:

I am Deniz Özkan, a high school student from Turkey. Since I was a child, I always dreamed to be someone able to produce new ideas. I love experimenting with different things, getting to know new people and learning in general. I love learning about different topics, hobbies etc.

I attended WYRED social dialogues and workshop because I thought it was a great idea. WYRED is a great platform to speak out, to share our projects and ideas, and to discuss them with like-minded people. I attended a WYRED session in 11 November 2017 and met great people. We discussed different kind of problems in today’s society. This was a great experience. I then thought about doing a project that could be beneficial to our world. I have read various scientific researches about Chlorella, a green algae. Eventually I decided to work on a zero-waste, 100% ecofriendly project that could help fight global warming and produce organic fertilisers at the same time. With the help of my biology teacher, Emine Eryılmaz, we carried out some research and experimented with Chlorella vulgaris. The idea was to use the Chlorella as a carbondioxide absorbant and then reuse it as a fertiliser. Our hypothesis was apparently correct and the model worked fine.

We attended 2 different national science contests, and we hope to attend more. I also hope to attend international contests and to introduce my project to the wider world. I am always open to starting new projects and constantly think of good ideas that could be useful and beneficial. Attending the project sessions and conferences was a major contribution to strengthening my self-confidence and to develop my creativity.

Projects such as WYRED are a great platform to meet new people and to exchange opinions and points of view. Another exciting aspect is that this is an international project. A similar example is the Demokleos project, which was great because we had the opportunity to visit the democracy capital of the world, Greece. We discussed democracy with other teens from different parts of the world. We voiced our opinions about democratic understanding in today’s world, the problems of it, how it can be improved etc. We also learned about cultures, traditions of other countries and made good friends. We also invited them come over to our country to continue the workshops and share some of our traditions with them.

These were great experiences. I hope to experience more, learn about other cultures, invent, produce things that can help other people. I am really grateful that I have great teachers, mentors and a great family that helped me to be who I am today. I had great opportunities and it really helped me become the person I am today.

My school (teachers, friends) always back me up and help me to turn my ideas into reality. My mentors, friends (some of them I met through these projects) are always there when I need some advice or feedback. Currently, I am working on few different projects, some which are still just ideas, I believe I can really be a good, innovative citizen for our world, thanks to all the people who helped me and these great experiences I had.

Deniz Özkan

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Tourism in China

Did you know that in 2016 China accounted for 21% of the world’s spending on tourism? This text deals with the fact that tourism can bring many economic and social benefits, particularly in rural areas and developing countries, but mass tourism is also associated with negative effects. Tourism can only be sustainable if it is carefully managed so that potential negative effects on the host community and the environment are not permitted to outweigh the financial benefits. Find out miore in the text attached!
Provide information about China and its tourism.

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