The encounter invited youth from Germany and Poland to talk about their places in society. The topic Neighborhood is demanding as neighbors do live around. Neighbors are always the others. They are not family, not always friends but they are near and – different from guests – they are always present. We have to get along with them. The borders between joy and anger are liquid, locally as well as European.
Participants did research in their respective neighborhoods before the encounter started. The focus was very broad and reflected neighbors in the same building, the streets nearby, in the city and even beyond country borders. What does a neighbor mean to me – and vice versa? During the encounter participants documented the answer using pictures and videos.
An additional approach to neighborhood was built by participating in the 72-hours action program of the BDKJ (Association of Catholic Youth in Germany). Under the motto “We are sent by heaven” hundreds of thousand young people in Germany worked voluntarily for 72 hours for good.