Here is Bogdan, writing for Project 668’s blog for the first time. I have joined the team at the beginning of November and I am already full of enthusiasm for the activities and ideas that the group is proposing for the future months.
As you may know, Project 668 was created in 2012 by a few trainees of the European Commission with the purpose of joining efforts for finding job opportunities for the “after-stage” period. The group has since then grown, its members are spread around Europe and beyond, but its main goal has remained the same. In November 2014 other young Europeans, like me, have joined the team as the idea is that of reaching as many youngsters as possible.
One of the first activities of the month has been the organisation of an apéro meeting in order to get to know the members of the team and meet other people interested in our ideas. The meeting took place on 25th November at “The Old Oak”, Rue Franklin – Brussels. While having a drink (or fries J ) I met other members of the team: Anani, Cristina and Roxana; and some current (and former) stagiaires joined us as well. We talked a lot and we all agreed on one thing: the situation is not easy for the young graduates / interns across Europe and Brussels. We know we are lucky for being here as trainees in the European Union institutions or other firms, how can we though find anything for the after-stage period?
Some proposals came out and, guess what, our enthusiasm still remains high! Among the next steps we have considered organising some French language classes (maybe also under a more informal format) or a job fair.
If you are interested in collaborating with us or you have any great idea to share with your fellow trainees, the next apéro meeting is the place to be. Further information about it will be available on our Facebook page.
Ciao and see you soon!