Spaces by Youngstival: 500 square metres of young dreams
It says Youngstival in big letters on one wall. On another, the heading 'Dream', with post-it notelets.
'I want young people to have more space', 'professional dancer', 'travel all over the world', it says on some of them.
– In Kristianstad there is a tremendous drive among young people and UF-businesses, says Tim Omorogieva.
What are you going to do here?
– We want to be a modern meeting-place, with a co-working area where young people, business, the university and the municipality can meet and come up with new ideas, he says. -
– Kristianstad municipality works very well with UF-businesses. If you work with a UF-business you find something within yourself that gives you an extra impetus. Then the young people could be here and feel 'This is our place, this is where we can develop our ideas'.
– And get advice and have someone to dicuss things with, says Eybel Samson, chairman of Youngstival.
He has spoken to C4 upper secondary school.
– Perhaps they will send their UF-businesses here. Other schools are interested as well. Then we can be a centre for uf-businesses, he says.
50-60 young people are taking part.
– We already have six big projects in progress, everything from Ung Scen (Young people on stage) at Kulturnatten to our own festival Youngstival in August, the Jamboree, WM in handball....
Mariam Frigui, one of the young people, says:
– Young people get a better chance here at Youngstival, we get the opportunity to start our own projects, as I have done.I've started a girls' group.
– It's very integrated here, we can get on with different things and get to know people, says Deniz Zuber.