Hi everyone. My name is Alison. I am a 24-year-old European volunteer on a year long scheme with Les Petits Débrouillards PACA. I will be based in Avignon while I work with the organisation over the next 12 months. I am originally from Ireland, but grew up largely in England, and have worked for the past 2 years in Berlin Germany before my move to the south of France.
My first experience with Les Petits Débrouillards happened when I attended a 2 week camp with the EYESorganization, a group dedicated to empowering European youths within politics. This camp, along with another corresponding one which was held in La Rochelle, were both facilitated and supported by the organization. The aim of both of these camps was to gather young people from all over Europe to join together for some discussion and debate with the aim to develop an action plan for empowering the young people of Europe in this uncertain political climate. These meetings would not have been possible without the support of Les Petits Débrouillards.
This was where I was first introduced to the work of the organisation within the differing French localities. Having participated in these two EYES camps both facilitated by Les Petits Débrouillards I was immediately impressed with the open and friendly nature of the people working within the organization, and also the work produced around the differing French regions. I am very much looking forward to getting to know the organization more in depth through this year, as well as becoming more personally involved with the organisations works.