EFS project lead Harald Weilnböck discusses prevention work with Slovak President Andrej Kiska
On 16th –17th June 2016, IUVENTA Slovakia, the country’s largest youth organisation, held a nationwide conference of NGO representatives and youth and social workers as a reaction to the results of the parliamentary elections in March 2016.
EFS project lead Harald Weilnböck of Cultures Interactive e.V. delivered a keynote speech at the conference and was invited to a meeting with the President of the Slovak Republic, where he introduced the main ideas of the joint cooperation of EFS partners as well as a concept for a presidential youth work initiative on a national scale.
In addition, IUVENTA invited Radka Vicenová, the Slovak coordinator of the EFS project to participate in a panel discussion on the current challenges in terms of increasing support for violent extremist thought and behaviour. Radoslav Sloboda, one of the Slovak EFS trainers, led a workshop on successful initiatives with combating these dangerous trends based on his experience from the EFS project and community organising in Banská Bystrica.
Read more about the conference and Harald Weilnböck’s meeting with the Slovak president:
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Here you can find an interview with Harald Weilnböck in the Slovak daily Pravda [in Slovakian]: