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Hello first name, 

2020 has been an extraordinary year for everyone! Who could have known, that a pandemic would come and provide us with a vastly different lesson on a "world without borders"?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we unfortunately have not been able to realise most of our projects or have the opportunity to meet with and see you this year face to face. Instead we tried our best to stay in touch with you, and we have enjoyed seeing your smile and talking with you from a distance, at least.

We would like to share with you what has happened with e.p.a. during these last months. We are happy to invite you to participate in some of our actions & events in December.

Most importantly, we would like to send you a rainbow of good wishes and positive energy. Look out for each other! Wishing you "hope to cope" and that you may find ways to keep up your good work!

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Before you start reading, we are sending you a warm group hug!

Rainbow greetings from Hamburg, the e.p.a. team

Online meetings to stay in touch with you

Between March and November 2020, online meetings have become an especially important tool for e.p.a. to stay in touch with our partners and friends from all corners of our network.  During this year the planned Youth Exchanges, Training Seminars and Courses could not take place, the Internet has become a place where we were able to stay #rainbow_conntected. Read more

Hope to Cope
Sharing moments of hope

"Hope to Cope" is a partnership action, that wants to remind us of the power of the network and the importance of local work in communities. Our friend and colleague Samuel from Accra, Ghana has already started with our upcoming series of interviews. Read more

In the beginning of next year we are planning to bring your thoughts and experience together - in a radio show with Eco-Estilistas and Radio ZIP from Lisbon.

New e.p.a. Website
More about our network online

The pandemic has given us the opportunity to dedicate some time to finally develop our new website. We are pleased to announce the launch of epa-network.org! We are still busy feeding the site with content, but you can try searching our projects database and refresh your memories of your e.p.a. experiences.

You can also keep connected with us via Facebook and Instagram!

Dovidenia, Janko! Hiya Michael! See you soon, Saif!
Volunteering with e.p.a

After one year of volunteering with e.p.a, Janko from Slowakia finished his adventure in Hamburg and went back to Slovakia in August. Thank you, Janko! Soon after, we were happy to welcome Michael from Liverpool as our new volunteer. We are also waiting for our second volunteer Saif from Tunisia, who will join us soon.
If you'd like to know more about Michael and the European Solidarity Corps, see his interview. Read more

e.p.a Online International Seminars
An invitation to take part

The year 2020 has not finished yet. Together with colleagues from the e.p.a. network, we invite you to online International Seminars about methods and concepts of Youth & Play work.

In these workshops e.p.a. colleagues from Greece, Ghana, Spain and Portugal will invite to talk about playing during "physical distancing", to learn about interactive theatre methods and social circus as a tool of Youth & Play work. To know the dates and participate click here.

New Years Card 2021
Help us to create our traditional message on real paper

As we could not take one nice and inspiring photo of an activity in 2020 to be printed on our new years card, we came up with the idea to recreate the atmosphere of togetherness by creating a collage of many pictures of you. If you would like to be part of this collage, please send us a photo!

Looking forward to 2021
We are ready!

In 2021 we hope to be able to continue international projects and friendships face to face. Some of these activities have been planned and some of them have already been granted!

Please check out our newly granted projects in the new year 2021. We are looking forward! Read more

Hug you soon!
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