THW Jugend Sachsen e. V.
Rottwerndorfer Straße 45p, 01796 Pirna
SH ČMS Sbor dobrovolných hasičů Chabařovice
Teplicka 375, 40317 Chabarovice
01.12.20 - 31.07.21
As part of this project, the children and young people of the THW youth in Pirna and the SH ČMS Sbor dobrovolných hasičů Chabařovice are to take part in the state youth camp of the THW youth from Thuringia and Saxony. Excursions and joint leisure activities encourage cross-border cooperation and mutual understanding and consideration, and friendships are deepened. The cooperation between the two partners has existed since 2008 and is lived through several joint events each year. It should also be continued in the future. In order to pass on the idea of cooperation to the next generation, encounters lasting several days are of particular importance.
Ergebnisse, Mehrwert, Nachhaltigkeit
As part of the camp, the children and young people get to know the area around and the city of Altenburg together and exchange ideas in order to build or strengthen friendships. This creates the basis for future meetings between the children and young people of the two project partners and for the continuation of the cooperation. General prejudices against people from another country with a different language can also be broken down and intercultural skills can be acquired. During the encounter, the participants not only acquire technical knowledge, but also important social skills: they learn from each other, try out working in a team and experience cohesion in a group. In the state youth camp, the importance of their voluntary work becomes clear to the participants and encourages them in their commitment. The encounter thus also fulfills the future-oriented task of THW Jugend Sachsen as a sponsor of free youth work: young people "encourage and lead to social responsibility and social engagement" (§ 11 SGB VIII). The German-Czech cooperation is also of practical relevance in disaster control (among other things, it is laid down in the Bayreuth Agreement). In order to lay the foundations for effective cooperation at an early stage, the consolidation of cross-border relationships is of particular importance. Participation in the state youth camp makes it possible to build networks and consolidate existing contacts. The education of the children and young people of the two project partners as part of the state youth camp will also serve disaster control in the future.