Eurizon 2008 – Krakow, Poland

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In August, a group of Maltese youths from SPYS (Salesian Pastoral Youth Service) travelled to the Polish city of Krakow to participate in this year's Eurizon which for the last five years has become the annual gathering of youths coming from Salesian organizations across Europe.

This year's Eurizon was themed "Springs of Youth" with Spring having a double meaning: Spring as a new season that awakens life after a cold winter; and Spring as the origin of water flows, rivers, and life. Each day, during the week-long Eurizon, built on the previous one to allow all participants to discover one another, all coming from different backgrounds, while at the same time defining their own personal identity.

Over 80 participants from seven European countries attended this year's Eurizon. The days spent at the Salezjanski Centrum right on the Wisla river were characterized by morning reflections followed by various interactive, artistic and sports workshops, cultural visits, outdoor activities as well as small group discussions. All activities offered participants a correct mixture of creativity, adventure and spirituality.