THE AIMS OF EDYC 2019
Why do we have an EDYC?
To highlight local deaf youth clubs and to introduce European Deaf young people to these clubs, European Union of the Deaf Youth introduced European Deaf Youth Capital in 2015. As activities were always organised at European or national levels, now local Deaf youth clubs have the chance to show what their cities have to offer!
What are the aims of EDYC 2019?
The motto of EDYC2019 is short and yet powerful: Nothing tops Deaf. This is based on the motto of the city of Groningen, which says Nothing tops Groningen. With this motto we want to aim to highlight the qualities of Deaf young people, as educators, entrepreneurs, travellers, role models, stars, and many more. We will translate this into our program, which will be very versatile and has a lot to offer to everyone who wants to visit Groningen, whatever age you are.
MEET THE TEAM BEHIND EDYC
Liaison to EUDY
Nigel van der Roest
MEET THE ORGANISATIONS BEHIND EDYC
One of the oldest Deaf youth organisations in the Netherlands (1984). Lonely City organises activities and games for the Deaf youth in Groningen, but the members are coming from all over the country. With thanks to the strong deaf community and the deaf school, Lonely City decided to bid to host the EDYC!
European Union of the Deaf Youth
EUDY is the umbrella organisation for national Deaf youth organisations, active in all member states of the Council of Europe (47 countries). At European level EUDY advocates for the rights of Deaf young people, such as better education, access to work and employment and recognition of national sign languages.
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS
Group leader: Linde Terpstra
Group member: Daan Ferf Jentink
Group leader: Nienke Sijm
Group member: Jelmer Hein Veeman, Dirk-Jan Reitsma, Meike Brock & Leonie Bloem
Group leader: Alicia Sort
Group member: Lisa van der Mark & Splinter van Schagen
Group leader: Caroline Smits
Group members: Margot Geursen, Kristaps Legzdins, Samuel Ash, Melissa Xie, Belen Sanguino, Sandy Mercurio, Ester Vinas and Belinda Stoe
LC 35YEARS party
Organisator: Lonely City boards; Miriam Wolters, Matthijs Wubbolts, Eva Schuurman, Myrthe Bruggeman, Madelief Eikelboom & Kim Goos
Group leader: Safiye Yanar
Group member: Meyad Ndaye, Engelien Kester
Floris van Barneveld
Contactperson international guests