Dear Friends in Youth Exchange,

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Serdar Kelahmet

EEMA President
2016- 2018
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Jakob Volther

EEMA Vice-President
2016- 2018

I feel the honour of being a member of the Youth Exchange Family over two decades and happy meeting on the occasion of 66th EEMA Conference. Everybody has special moments. EEMA Conferences have always been special for me. You, members of Youth Exchange Family, are coming from all over the World with enthusiasm to serve the youngsters better.

Present Conference is taking place at a very special area; Normandy. 74 years ago “D-day” at Normandy; young people from all nations were here. There was no return ticket for them. Now 300 Youth Exchange Officers are in Normandy again. They are here not for D-day but E-day. “E-day” is EEMA DAY everybody is here for peace.

On D-day everybody fighted for his moral principle. The difference between war and peace is; in peace everybody fights for common moral principles that are universal.

The theme of 66th EEMA is “Sharing Cultures To Built Peace”. When cultures meet they form a White Dove. The official logo of 66th EEMA is a white dove with dots of various colors representing various cultures. The best bond of coalascence is to understand each other and show tolerance. For different cultures in order to be able to show tolerance and understand each other, they must have built same in their own. You, esteemed YEO’s are here to convey these ideas to the Youth Exchange Students. The aim of the efforts we are spending here is to open the roads to the youngsters to be ambassadors of peace to different countries. They will all flap wings like our logo to different countries to convey the universal merit of peace.

We have, in perfect harmony with Dear VP Jakob Volther, tried our best to render services. I thank him for the support and friendship during my Presidency. While I handover the Presidency to my dear friend Jakob, we will outstrech to Africa, for Project of “The Power of One” my dream of years and presented at Toronto convention. This Project, which I will continue with permission of Dear Jakob, will show us the power of “one”.

As said by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk “Peace at Home,Peace in the World”

I sincerely wish you a succesful, productive and enjoyable conference.

Please find the conference program below

See you in Deauville

Yours in Rotary

Serdar Kelahmet
EEMA President 2016-2018



EEMA CONFERENCE 2018 (14-17 September) LE NORMANDY-DEAUVILLE-FRANCE

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Friday, September 14th

08.00 – 14.00 Reception at the Airport
12.00 – 18.00 Registration at the Hotel
18.00 – 18.30 Briefing Sessions for Coordinators, Topic Presenters, Secretaries, and Speakers :
19.00 – 20.00 WELCOME CEREMONY
20.00 Welcome Dinner Buffet
21.30 – 23.00 MEXICAN PARTY

Saturday, September 15th Morning

08.30– 09.30 OPENING CEREMONY
09.30 -10.30 ROUND TABLE
NEW HORIZONS OF YEP: AFRICA and MORE
10.30 – 10.50 COFFEE BREAK/NETWORKING
10.50– 11.30 PLENARY SESSION I
10.50 – 11.30 Lecture
11.30 – 13.00 Parallel workshops 1 – 4
Workshop 1: SHARING and YEP
Workshop 2: CULTURE and YEP
Workshop 3: PEACE and YEP
Workshop 4: STEP-Family to Family Exchange
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH

Afternoon

14.00 –16.00 PLENARY SESSION II
14.00 –15.00 Open forum 1
Short Term Youth Exchange- CAMPS
15.00 –16.00 Open forum 2
POST EXCHANGE SURVEY
16.20 -17.20 PLENARY SESSION III
16.20 –17.20 Open forum 3
UNIFORM EXCHANGE AGREEMENT & APPLICATION FORMS
17.20 –19.20 GRAND BAZAAR
17.45 – 18.45 Leaders meeting (EEMA, ABIJ, NAYEN, RYEA, RIYEC, YEPAUCH)
18.45 – 19.45 Briefing session for NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES (one from each EEMA Country/Multidistrict)
20.00 - GALA DINNER
Dress code: Black tie optional

Sunday, September 16th Morning

08.00 – 08.30 Meditation-Theatre
08.40 – 11.00 PLENARY SESSION IV
08.40 – 09.00 Report from Workshops
09.00 – 10.00 Open Forum 4
GDPR-General Data Protection Regulation
10.00 – 11.00 Open Forum 5
GREETINGS FROM EVANSTON-QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
11.00 - 11.15 COFFE BREAK/NETWORKING
11.15 – 11.40 Presentation of Forthcoming Conferences
11.40 – 13.00 Nomination of Honorary Members and Merits of Certification, Moment of Memory Final Budgets of EEMA 2016/Finland and EEMA 2017/Poland
Election of 69th EEMA 2021 country Election of EEMA Vice-President 2018-2020
Remarks from the Conference Chairman
Handover the Presidency
Closing Remarks from the EEMA President
13.15 – 14.15 LUNCH

Afternoon

14.15 – 15.00 Free time
15.00 – 18.00 City Tour
18.00 - 20.00 Brazilian Caipirinha Meeting
20.30 DINNER