The Malta Crafts Foundation took part in the second transnational meeting of the ‘NEXT – Young NEETs shaping EXpectations for The future of Europe’ project, which was held in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

With the direct participation of youths from across the partner countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, and Malta) and local authorities, the programme included discussions about the situation of gender equality in each participating country, various thematic workshops on building a gender equal Europe, and a European Parliament simulation.

The participants were also greeted by the mayor of Schwäbisch Gmünd and had opportunities to learn more about the city’s history, which among others is enriched by a centuries-long tradition in goldsmithing and silversmithing.

The project is co-funded by the EU through the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) programme.