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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

Erik-Jan Wijbenga

Co-chair

Internal affairs

Planning

Programming

Dennis Hoogeveen

Co-chair

External affairs

Liaison to EUDY

Fundraising

Caroline Smits

Committee member

Media

Communication

Lisa Hinderks

Committee member

Logistics

Programming

Volunteers

Nigel van der Roest

Commitee member

Volunteer Coordinator

MEET THE ORGANISATIONS BEHIND EDYC

Lonely City

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!

www.lonelycity.nl

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. 

www.eudy.info

MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

DEAFx

Group leader: Linde Terpstra

Group member: Daan Ferf Jentink 

Escape room

Group leader: Nienke Sijm

Group member: Jelmer Hein Veeman, Dirk-Jan Reitsma, Meike Brock & Leonie Bloem

EXPO/Workshops

Group leader: Alicia Sort

Group member: Lisa van der Mark & Splinter van Schagen

Media Team

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

Talkshow

Group leader: Safiye Yanar

Group member: Meyad Ndaye, Engelien Kester

Translator:

Yvonne Jobse

Administration

Floris van Barneveld

Contactperson international guests

Daniel Schoevaart

DUOTRES & EDYC vlog
Volunteer day