Hop On, Hop Off  18/04/2018
Hop On, Hop Off

Hop On Hop Off brought together young people from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, MCAST Paola, Sir M.A. Refalo Gozo and G.F. Abela Junior College on different days.

Over 300 participants travelled to different localities by bus and were engaged in different workshops that promoted the following : volunteering abroad, studying abroad, travelling, and internships/ traineeships. By means of workshops delivered by EUPA, EU Careers – Malta and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, the young people involved became more familiar with Eurodesk services and were given the space to explore the benefits of learning mobility.


The Hop On Hop Off event showcased that learning mobility has positive effects on personal development, employability, building a sense of EU citizenship and on being tolerant to diversity. It highly contributed to broaden one’s horizon, stimulated creativity and enabled the youth to develop the necessary competences to interact in a multicultural society.

In short, it proved the young people that quality mobility is good for individuals, societies and economies. Young people explored the possibilities of joining the European Solidarity Corps whilst attaining knowledge related to the Aviation history in Malta thanks to the Malta Aviation Museum.

Mr Ryan Borg , Head of Secretariat for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations and MEP Roberta Metsola honoured the participants by sharing with them opportunities that they could experience and encouraged them to take that extra mile in order to achieve their potential and dreams.

Eurodesk shares the view that mobility should become the norm not the exception in order to improve the life prospects of any young person, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Having access to the right information at the right moment supports a more equal distribution of mobility opportunities. Specialised information services such as Eurodesk are particularly important as they offer young people accurate, reliable and youth-friendly information.

Since 2017, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has been operating Eurodesk services in order to enhance the services it provides with regards youth information and provide more opportunities that empower learning mobility.

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has been adopting new strategies on how to deliver the right information to young people whilst having them involved in identifying the right opportunities that allow the youth involved explore and widen their knowledge and attain skills that aid them in growing into active citizens.

     

Here is our full adventure

By means of networking through Eurodesk, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has had the opportunities to strengthen its communication with representatives from other EU countries. Moreover, Eurodesk Malta supports young people between the age of 18 – 30 to take the first step forward to either travel, study, volunteer or be an intern abroad.