A Servas event is to take place from 16th to 23rd June 2014 at the Dalesbridge Centre in the Yorkshire Dales, UK, the venue for the 2007 Servas Youth meeting. This will be a joint venture between Servas International and Servas Britain.
It will be a chance for Servas friends, old and new, to enjoy time together whilst also thinking about where we go next as an organisation.
In the year before the next international GA it will be an informal meeting with no motions, votes or decisions. Instead there will be time and space to explore and debate important issues about the future of Servas:
· What makes Servas special?
· What projects would promote Servas as having ‘added value’ as an organisation?
· How are SOL and the new website looking following their expected launch in 2014?
· What still needs to be done?
· What issues would benefit from imaginative and workable proposals at the next GA?
Not everyone who is interested in contributing will be able to come so we plan an on-site internet link to include a wider group in our discussions.
The Dalesbridge Centre offers potential for a small or larger group to come together. There is a range of comfortable low-cost accommodation, including camping.
Alongside workshops there will be a social and cultural programme. Set in the Yorkshire Dales there is easy access to beautiful walking and outdoor activities at all levels. In the second part of the week a series of more challenging walks is planned in the nearby Lake District National Park.
Following the meeting Servas hosts will welcome travellers wanting to explore more of the North of England. If there is sufficient interest there is also the possibility of an extended walk for a small group, along one of the region’s long distance paths.
The event will be largely self-funding or through sponsorship by national groups, with the possibility of an application to the Development Fund to encourage a diversity of participants.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to ask for the registration form.