Rotaract all go down to Warsaw

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From 28.04-02.05.2010 an international conference EUCO 2010 (European Rotaract Convention) will be held in Warsaw Hotel Novotel Warszawa Centrum. EUCO conventions are organised in the biggest European capitals. In previous years they took place in Istanbul, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Antwerp. It is worth emphasizing that in 2010 also Berlin applied for the organisation of the event. Warsaw won with a difference of one vote (16:15).

The efforts for organising the conference have already started during the edition in Istanbul, where Rotaract Club Warsaw members presented a film promoting the capital city, as a city of tradition, energy and creation, which is perfect for organising international events.

EUCO 2010 will have over 500 participants from the entire Europe. They are members of an international organisation Raotaract, which is a part of Rotary International and which gathers people from 18-30 years old.

Rotary International (RI) is the oldest association of ancillary clubs in the world. Members of the clubs come from all sorts of professional, political and cultural circles, their intention is to help the local communities. Supporting and strengthening the ideal of the service to people in need, as a principle of valuable and worthy ventures, is a purpose of the Rotary Clubs activities. Rotary International epigraph: Service Above Self (Service beyond the self-interest).

Over 7.500 clubs are members of Rotaract. Gathering almost 180000 persons from 155 countries it became the phenomenon on a world scale. Its members are not only enriching their knowledge, professional and leadership skills, but they are also responding for financial and social needs of local communities. What is the most important they promote the international peace and the service to the needy. In Poland there are 19 clubs uniting over 300 members.

A very important component of every EUCO conference, besides the information exchange and gaining experience, is cultural education, promotion of the city organising the convention and its identity. For participants a wide range of trips is prepared, which lets them to get to know the history and atmosphere of the city.

More information about the conference and Rotaract organisation is available on following websites:

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(c) Warsaw Convention Bureau