Happy new year. We certainly all understand this wish better than we did in the past.
Last year was amazing. With this year 2021 begins the "world after". Still not after the virus, but now the world's population knows better what threats mean. Could the eyes open up.
The possibility to consider threats more carefully is a hope. This is the hope that I will share with you and that we will share together. This has been the main purpose in the building of our Euro-pean Union. For our Association this new year means also the beginning of a new world. Our new Statutes are adopted, we begin to be a network of national networks. With the help of a KA3 pro-ject we develop both national and local networks. During the lock down our SCS have taken won-derful initiatives to keep in touch with our young peoples and to continue activities. In the world that comes, second chance education will be even more important than it was : for young peo-ples, but also as a political and cultural priority for our Societies. We must be ready very quickly because there are short term threats, and because we already have very useful resources and ex-periences.
We have to propose answers now. We can be proud to be ready. During the six or seven next months until the next GA that will elect the new board, we have a lot of things to do together. There are two priorities. The first one is to begin the construction of National Networks in cooper-ation with the European Network. The second one is to collect and develop the relationships that we have on our territories, with political, economical, cultural...partners. We have to show and to increase our wealth.
In the meantime we will develop our virtual meetings, between teachers and between young peoples. It is not so happy as real reunions, but it is an opportunity for all of us to develop new tools and new skills. We are ready to act for a better World, this is a hope. Now we have to con-vince the Public and to mobilize the Authorities.
Let’s be efficient in this 2021’s world.