Trek by young people in Switzerland from 24 July to 4 August 2016

Trek by young people in Switzerland from 24 July to 4 August 2016

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Around 130 young Swiss Abroad travelled to Switzerland to take part in four camps run by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad ahead of their 100th anniversary. For some of the young ones, they have never lived in the country, and neither has their Swiss parent, or parents.

 

The young people were taken around the different language regions of the country, visited areas of cultural and historical significance, and found out about everyday life here in Switzerland.

 

Groups of young people were given cameras by swissinfo.ch to explore the issues of nature, tourism, sport and politics. In the videos they show how they have learned to survive out in the wild, the importance of contact with the public for asylum seekers, the meaning of active tourism and how Switzerland relies on nuclear energy.

 

At the end of these two weeks, they all met up on the Bundesplatz in Berne on Friday 5 August 2016 to report on what they have experienced and discovered and to share with us their expectations of Switzerland in future.

 

 

Videos of the four camps:

Exploring the Great Outdoors
Exploring the Great Outdoors

 
Engaging with asylum seekers
Engaging with asylum seekers

 
Moving away from nuclear power
Moving away from nuclear power

 
What is active tourism?
What is active tourism?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event partners:

Switzerland Tourism Swiss Care Lotteriefonds Kanton Bern Area of the Swiss Abroad Terre des Hommes Burgergemeinde Bern FDFA swissinfo.ch people2power Swiss Post Swiss Path Swiss Travel System City of Bern City of Bern Pro Patria Canton of Bern Swisscom iO soliswiss Zürcher Kantonalbank

 

 

 

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