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: