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AYUDH, the International youth movement of “Embracing the World”, is active in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. AYUDH seeks to empower young people to integrate universal values into their daily lives. Starting with themselves, AYUDH wants to help establish a future of hope, peace and social engagement while maintaining an awareness of spiritual principles. To read more click here to download the PDF or visit the website:

See below for International Year of Youth and GrowIn' project.

“our world. our vision. our future.” – AYUDH’s 9th EU youth initiative

13th-20th July 2013

We are very happy to invite you to the 9th European AYUDH youth initiative "our world. our vision. our future.", taking place from 13. - 20. July 2013 at M.A. Center Germany, near Frankfurt.

This year's initiative invites us to reflect upon our ambitions, dreams and visions - for our own lives and the world as a whole. Interactive talks and workshops will help us to define our personal vision and learn practical steps to reach our goals.

Many distinguished speakers and workshop leaders will facilitate the camp, amongst them:

Julia Bonk, previously the youngest politician of Germany and member of parliament of the state of Saxony, Germany
Laura Schneider, actress and singer, Germany
Jani Toivola, member of parliament, Finland
Kirty Matabadal, UN-Ambassador for youth, the Netherlands
Kirsi Ranto, singer and songwriter, Finland
Br. Shubamrita, monk and meditation teacher
Bri. Dipamrita, leader of the NGO "embracing the world - France"

A diverse range of workshops will be offered, giving you a chance to express your talents and tap into your power of imagination: Photography, Harp-playing, Horseriding, Dance, Music & Singing, Art-work, Building a Stone-Labyrinth, Buidling a Barefoot-Path for Children, Healthy Nutrition, Conscious Living, Tai Chi, Storytelling and Improv-Theatre.

During the camp, you also have the chance to be trained as an "InDeed" coach for sustainability, which will enable you to visit schools in your home country and teach children how to save water, protect biodiversity and grow healthy, organic food.

If you take part in this activity, even when you are back home, you will receive the "youth pass" - a certificate by the European Union that certifies non-formal learning in the youth field. The "youth pass" is recognized across Europe and can be used in your CV and professional career.

In addition, there will be a video-art contest, creative art-jamming, singing, sports, games, and a big summer festival to conclude the week.

The initiative is co-funded by the "Youth in Action" programme of the European Commission for Education and Culture, which allows us to refund 70% of the travel cost for a limited number of youth coming from: Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark. Of course, youth from other countries are welcome as well, however, they need to cover their own travel cost.

If you register before July 1st the participation fee for the whole week is only 100 Euro (afterwards 120 Euro). Youth who have difficulties paying the fee should please contact their Country Youth Leader.

Youth who still have school during the time of the camp can obtain a letter from us that certifies our initiative as a non-formal learning programme of the European Commission for Education and Culture. With this letter you can ask permission of the school to take leave for the duration of the camp.

The camp is open to youth between the ages of 15 and 30. People over the age of 30 are welcome as volunteers to support our camp. We still need lots of helping hands. If you are interested, please contact

Apply now on the website - Spaces are limited, so apply fast.

Youth reach new heights together

12 Aug '11

From 24 – 31 July 2011 the M.A Centre, Germany, hosted the 7th European Youth Initiative “Reaching New Heights – The Power of Youth to Change the World”, a multinational youth programme that welcomed 180 youth from 20 countries from Europe and beyond.

"Reaching New Heights" - AYUDH Youth Initiative 2011 Review
from AYUDH on Vimeo.

Reaching New Heights focused on eight main challenges faced by youth in today’s society: lack of self-confidence, depression and suicide, addictions and substance abuse, erosion of culture and values, violence, poverty and unemployment, lack of perspective and meaning, family and social crises and environmental challenges. Each country group chose one specific challenge to deal with during the initiative.

To read more click here


Ayudh Growin'

The GrowIn Project comes to Cork

If you are between 15 – 25 years of age you can now join youth all over the world in the GrowIn Project – an initiative of youngsters to learn how to grow your own veggies and maybe start doing this at home. No matter if you don’t have a garden, in this practical vegetable growing course you will learn that you can grow your own in whatever space you have! Window sill, balcony or whatever J

Email us if you want to participate or want more info:

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UN International Year of Youth

AYUDH to participate in the "UN International Year of Youth" August 12, 2010 - August 11, 2011

In December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 64/134 proclaiming the year commencing 12 August 2010 as the International Year of Youth. The resolution calls upon governments, civil society, media, corporate organizations, individuals and communities worldwide to support activities at local and international levels to mark the event.

Following the four main objectives of AYUDH (green initiatives, social service, personal development and intercultural exchange) there will be a variety of youth initivatives launched during the year, in which all youth are welcome to participate.

To find out how you can get involved, visit our website or write to more information can also be found on the UN homepage:

Download the UN's guide booklet here:

"If our youth arise and act, they have the strength and dynamism to generate a huge transformation in society.” Mata Amritanandamayi

AYUDH E-Mag Fall 2010

AYUDH E-Mag Fall 2010

Click here to download the AYUDH E-Mag Fall 2010 in PDF format.


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