On 23rd – 27th May 2015, the final event of project C.H.A.R.M.: Creativity and Healthy style: Advancing the Role of Music project was held in Strasbourg. The Active Citizenship Project Manager, Aldo Xhani, was in charge of holding the activities and Communication officer, Irene Zanetti and her intern, Zuzana Oravcova, supported the communication.

This event peaked in the Final conference, which took place on 26th May 2015 at the Region Alsace (Maison de la Région). Several speakers were present to the conference:

  • Ms Elsa Schalck, Regional councilor, Committee on Youth and social Economy, Alsace Region
  • G. Alessandro Perelli, Vice President, ALDA – the European Association for Local Democracy
  • Ms Mara Georgescu, Educational Advisor, Youth Department of the council of Europe
  • Mr Louis Schalck, director of the Centre Social et Culturel de Hautepierre
  • Mr Michel G. Jacquet, Project coordinator, Association Horizome
  • Mr Aldo Xhani, coordinator of the Citizenship programme of ALDA

The speakers discussed their experiences with music and youth involvement and shared their opinions and draft some new challenges for the future. As a surprise, the youngsters composed a song to celebrate the project C.H.A.R.M. and played it at the end of the Final Conference. This conference officially closed the successful C.H.A.R.M. project whose objectives were to bring together the youth and non-formal education activities, to promote youth active citizenship and to develop youth skills and competencies in order to facilitate the entrance to the labor market, to use the music as a tool to promote non-formal learning and to share the practices and experience among partners.

During these five days in Strasbourg 49 young people from 6 European countries: Italy, France, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Turkey participated in several activities working together and sharing their opinions, experiences and ideas to create new methodologies of non-formal learning using music.

Please find here the video record of the song.

Please find here the lyrics of the song composed by the participants:

You came by bus, you came by plane
Some of us just took the train
7 countries, 7 ways

The City of Bridges surrounds us
The riverside is calling us
Lovely places and local pubs

C.H.A.R.M. and ALDA invited us
Have you heared about Erasmus+?
A new Generation, a brand new day

Charming people from all around
Let`s get together, sit on the ground
Grab your guitar and sing along
writ a song, make a bond, don`t feel alone
yeah we are one now

A new generation, a brand new day
Nouvelle génération, nouveau jour
Új generatio, teljesen új nap
ново поколение, нов ден
Nova generacija, novi dan
Yeni nesil, yeni bir gün
Nuova generazione, nuovo giorno

On 23rd – 27th May 2015, the final event of project C.H.A.R.M.: Creativity and Healthy style: Advancing the Role of Music project was held in Strasbourg. The Active Citizenship Project Manager, Aldo Xhani, was in charge of holding the activities and Communication officer, Irene Zanetti and her intern, Zuzana Oravcova, supported the communication.

This event peaked in the Final conference, which took place on 26th May 2015 at the Region Alsace (Maison de la Région). Several speakers were present to the conference:

  • Ms Elsa Schalck, Regional councilor, Committee on Youth and social Economy, Alsace Region
  • G. Alessandro Perelli, Vice President, ALDA – the European Association for Local Democracy
  • Ms Mara Georgescu, Educational Advisor, Youth Department of the council of Europe
  • Mr Louis Schalck, director of the Centre Social et Culturel de Hautepierre
  • Mr Michel G. Jacquet, Project coordinator, Association Horizome
  • Mr Aldo Xhani, coordinator of the Citizenship programme of ALDA

The speakers discussed their experiences with music and youth involvement and shared their opinions and draft some new challenges for the future. As a surprise, the youngsters composed a song to celebrate the project C.H.A.R.M. and played it at the end of the Final Conference. This conference officially closed the successful C.H.A.R.M. project whose objectives were to bring together the youth and non-formal education activities, to promote youth active citizenship and to develop youth skills and competencies in order to facilitate the entrance to the labor market, to use the music as a tool to promote non-formal learning and to share the practices and experience among partners.

During these five days in Strasbourg 49 young people from 6 European countries: Italy, France, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Turkey participated in several activities working together and sharing their opinions, experiences and ideas to create new methodologies of non-formal learning using music.

Please find here the video record of the song.

Please find here the lyrics of the song composed by the participants:

You came by bus, you came by plane
Some of us just took the train
7 countries, 7 ways

The City of Bridges surrounds us
The riverside is calling us
Lovely places and local pubs

C.H.A.R.M. and ALDA invited us
Have you heared about Erasmus+?
A new Generation, a brand new day

Charming people from all around
Let`s get together, sit on the ground
Grab your guitar and sing along
writ a song, make a bond, don`t feel alone
yeah we are one now

A new generation, a brand new day
Nouvelle génération, nouveau jour
Új generatio, teljesen új nap
ново поколение, нов ден
Nova generacija, novi dan
Yeni nesil, yeni bir gün
Nuova generazione, nuovo giorno