Upon the invitation of the Gheorgheni Area Youth Council (GYTIT), Lóránt Antal, President of MIÉRT and Imre Geréd, Executive Vice-president for youth affairs of DAHR participated in the Juventus Soliditas meeting hosted by Levente Erős, President of GYTIT. The youth leaders met young people from Transylvania, Hungary and Slovakia at the round table discussion held in Gheorgheni, and they spoke about the situation of the youth living in the Carpathian Basin, the importance of cooperation, therelationship between politics and youth.
At the beginning of the round table discussions Lóránt Antal briefly presented the structure and the activities of the Hungarian Youth Council of Romania then spoke about the situation of the Transylvanian youth andt hey approach to politics.
“For MIÉRT the biggest challenge is to approach th e youth and convince them that it is worth paying attention to public life” – said Lóránt Antal. He also drew the attention that: it is important for the youth living in the Carpathian Basin to join forces and find the common voice by which the cooperation could be fruitful. “In a national youth organization the regional member organizations have to try to find the lines in Hungary and the Carpathian Basin along which they can implement real concrete activities” –the President of MIÉRT highlighted.
Then he said: “It would be good to join forces and get Hungarians living in Hungary come to Cluj-Napoca to study. Because studying abroad is not a problem for the young but what is more important is that they go back home and make use of their experience”.
According to Imre Geréd the treasury of opportunities is open for the youth living in the Carpathian Basin. It is possible to grow, develop and make a step further to public and professional life starting from the youth organisations. “Yesterday I was in Budapest where I attended a meeting called Cluj days in which startups from Cluj-Napoca introduced themselves.This and other similar events convince me there is a huge number of alternatives, and the task of the young is not hard at all: all they have to do is put ideas into practice and don’t lose them” – said the Executive Vice-president for youth affairs of DAHR.