We continue to acquaint you with the team of trainers and experts who will be sharing their knowledge with us during the Youth International Summer School, Beijing 2017. Meet Bogdan Vaida, a young experiential trainer from the Romania who uses the appealing catchphrase: ‘I teach students how to become their own teachers’ and at the openings day of the event, will moderate The Labyrinth workshop. Let’s find out what Bogdan is made of and what he’ll be offering us at the event.

It is time for Albania – the most frequently underrated country not only in the Balkans but generally in Europe. It may be one of the least developed economies in Europe, but nothing is just black and white, and this interesting country is definitely worth visiting. Also it is one of the youngest states in Europe, having gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912. After WWII it was one of most isolated countries in the world under the communist regime of Enver Hoxha. Today it is a country that is striving towards modernization and open to the world. In addition to some nice towns Albania offers very beautiful scenery stretching from the mountains in the north and northwest to the seaside in the south. If you like mountain upland scenery there is plenty of it, and if you choose Albania for a summer vacation at the sea you won’t regret that, either. Let’s have a look at the two most famous places in Albania.

Mira Khatib, a published author, award winning poet and activist for women rights took it a step further in helping others. She co-founded an initiative for women empowerment, called Arab Woman Platform. As it’s Editor-in-Chief she and her team help women globally to live better and achieve their goals. Working on this platform Mira had the chance to witness numerous people’s struggles and realized she never wants to stop giving support. By providing premium content and offering leading edge advice, platform immensely improved lives of many. Mira keeps up doing good deeds through her life coaching services claiming that only knowledge and self development can give us better future.

Anyone not directly involved in the music industry lives with the belief that songwriters, producers, and artists live the lifestyles of the rich and the famous. Every time you play a song on YouTube or stream you can see the number of views it has and often times you will assume that means big cash in the bank for the artist who created the song. But is it really true? And what does the trial in the USA between the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and digital giants like Apple and Google actually mean? How will it affect the artists and the fans?

It is possible to have a summer break during which we enjoy the sunny weather, spending time with friends and family and traveling here and there, but at the same time keep an active and energetic attitude that makes us productive while having fun during our favourite holiday season. Here are 5 effective and doable tips to help you have both a productive and enjoyable summer, one that you will never forget.

The limits of freedom have been tested again with the European Parliament’s vote to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU. At first glance it may seem like a completely outrageous decision, but it is important to look at the reasons that led to this. The decision to end visa-free travel for Americans within the European Union came after the United States failed to agree to visa-free travel for citiziens of five EU countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, and Romania. In contrast, US citizens can normally travel to all countries in the bloc without a visa.

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