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Conference Poland WROCLAW 29-30.08.2013

ORGANIZED BY: SEMPER AVANTI

EVS workshop and its global dimenssion were a part of this event

80 young leders got to know about EVS! The conference dealt with non formal education - how it influences the development of young people competences and how it can be used by them later on on a labour market. EVS workshop and its global dimenssion were a part of this event. The conference meetings with company HR department workers were organized, ps ych o lo gis t, yo u th wo rk er s an d practicioners. There were lectures and workshops about benefits comming from non- formal education and about certain possibilities which Youth in Action programme offers to young people. Results: 80 young leders (from local communities, especially young councillors) from the whole region got to

know about EVS, youth exchanges and youth initiatives. How the volunteering with global dimenssion was promoted? A worshop under this top took place 3 times - so that each participant could take part in it. It was run by Semper Avanti EVS hosting coordinator - Agata Nassim with the support of EVS volunteer. The workshop was held in English which made it a bit challenging for the participants. How the participation of young people was promoted? The event was very much focused on promotion of young people participation and was promoting non- formal education as a way to develop skills for life with a special focus on work. Visibility and dissemination: The event was promoted among 25 youth councils in the region - by private e-mails

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and facebook (Semper Avanti website is under construction). It was promoted also

PLACE: Wroclaw DATE: 29-30.08.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 80 FOR WHOM: youth leaders from the region among chosen municipality offices cooperating with the organization. All the 'recivers' of the information got it with an information about co-funding comming from Youth in Action programme. Participants of the event took part in workshops promoting activities directly offered by the Programme.

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Conference Philippines QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA, JUNE 28, 2013

ORGANIZED BY: YSDA, PHILIPPINES

Resource speakers presented about their organizations' initiatives involving youth and the environment.

Committed to specific activities on the environment that will be implemented As catalysts of change, young people play a crucial role in communicating and encouraging local actions that promote environmentalism.

It is just as important to make sure that young people are organized and committed to launching their own programs, in their own spheres of influence. Thus, on June 28, 2013, the Philippine Youth Environment Network (PhilYEN) conducted its Grand Re-launch after nearly half a decade of silence. The activity was co-organized with YSDA, which serves as the Secretariat of the network. Youth leaders from different high schools and universities attended the event to pledge their commitment to conduct activities in their own schools for the environment. Resource speakers from the

Asian Development Bank, Ms. Earth Philippines, Maynilad and the Department of Education were also there. Results: (a) increased membership of PhilYEN (b) promotion of volunteerism and youth initiatives among student leaders (c) committed actions to be led by young people for the environment for 2013 How the volunteering with global dimenssion was promoted? Space was allocated for a presentation on volunteerism and the opportunities to volunteer in other communities/countries. The Youth in Action Programme was similarly discussed as an avenue for volunteering with global dimension. How the participation of young people was promoted? In each a c t i v i t y, yo u t h p a r t i c i p at i o n w a s highlighted. Speakers also made sure to show how youth participation could complement and enhance existing programs. There were discussions on how

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youth can help in implementing several on-the-ground activities/advocacies..

PLACE: Manila DATE: 28.06.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 50 0 FOR WHOM: 15-21 ye ars old; student leaders from schools and universities Visibility and dissemination: Coverage for the event was a combination of traditional and social media. The event was included in the evening news of a major broadcasting company, ABS-CBN, which reaches millions of Filipinos; published on a newspaper broadsheet; and i n p u bl i c at i o n s o f t h e s p o n s o r s. Furthermore, social media was highly activated -- i.e., Facebook and Twitter were used thoroughly before, during and after the event.

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Conference Vietnam HA NOI, VIETNAM 02/10/2013

ORGANIZED BY: SJ VIETNAM

We were successful when we wanted to send a message to young people: think globally, act locally.

Event cover sessions: diversity culture, voluntarism global citizenship In the event had cover by 3 sessions: diversity culture, voluntarism with Vietnamese young people and how can be global citizen We had organized the event in Hoa Binh university with : Global understanding. The participants were Vietnamese students, lecturers, NGO's staffs and international volunteers. In our event, we had 2 big sessions: Diversity and culture: (a) International volunteers who come from Denmark, France and Italy, Vietnam to share about their countries and culture (b) Show a movie about cuisine which was shot in France, China, Vietnam and Italy (c) Inter-culture exchange via tips and games about culture. Voluntarism: (a) How does Vietnamese young people define the voluntarism and act in Vietnam? (b) How do they know about international

volunteer service - IVS? (c) How can they join IVS and European volunteers service? In the end everybdy participated in the workshop - how can be a global citizen. Results: We were successful when we wanted to send a message to young people: think globally, act locally. The participants were very excited with IVS and EVS. With most of them it is a new way to discovery the world, learn and grow up themselves by doing volunteer How the volunteering with global dimenssion was promoted? We did share the result of EVS and volunteering activities with all the participants via movie, international volunteers and knowledge of staffs who had been working in voluntarism field. We sent all the participants some movies which was made to promote volunteering activitie. Create a playground for students to participate our activities with international volunteers

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How the participation of young people was promoted? They became a member of SJ Vietnam, then they have a chance to join our activities in Vietnam and also abroad and will organize different workshop to share about what they got from local event with other young people with support from SJ Vietnam

PLACE: Ha Noi DATE: 02/10/2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 50 FOR WHOM: Students, lecuters and NGO's staffs , international volunteers Visibility and dissemination: The local event was promote via the students and lectures in Hoa Binh university, they made a call to participate in our event.

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Conference India NEW DELHI 29TH OCTOBER 2013

ORGANIZED BY: COMMON WEAL

Conference took the participant and facilitators to lots and lots of "AHA" Moments, Laughter and wisdom tears.

Participants began to realize that how they closely contribute to the law of "CAUSE & EFFECT" The local Conference on Global Education was organized with the young people age between 18-30. Most of these youngsters were Art and Media Students. The day began with a lot of curiosity in the participants and a lot of excitement in the the facilitators. All the activities was kept as a surprise to the participants which took the participant and facilitators to lots and lots of "AHA" Moments, Laughter and wisdom tears. During the One day Conference from 10 am to 7 pm, we managed to organize following Activities. 1. Ice Breakers 2. Introduction About Global Education through presentation. 3. Various Games to build up co-heart ship and togetherness between the

participants. 4. Discussion on three dimensions of Global Education VALUE/ATTITUDE, SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE from the reference point of Ancient Vedic Scriptures. 5. Moral Story telling by the participants. 6. Interacting with local Community. 7. Making a short video clip involving local community. 8. Group Discussion on what we have learned from the History of Human Civilization and what changed we can make a harmonious community. 9.Discussion on good and bad of Cultural and religious traditions, and How it is affection the human life at Global Level. 10. A self assessment and self realization meditation session on How each being on the Universe is connected and How we can keep this connection unblocked. 11. Eat, Drink and Dance. Results: In the first session the participant really seems to be confused as the term Global Education familiar to them. After few fun ful moments they began to be comfortable.

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While Discussing the three dimensions of the Global Education Value/Attitude, Skills and Knowledge. Most of the participants seems to be resistant as they had the belief that the kind of world they are living it's is impossible to live with the values and positive attitude. They began to put their personal experiences upon that. This session was quite critical and some participant also shown their anger on the European Commission by giving examples of their diplomatic policies. The facilitators listen to them patiently as the primary goal of the conference was to stimulate the "Seed of Goodness" which is within them so, that they can realise and reflect their own inner insight and feeling on "What they can do to make things better in their person level, Local Level and Global level instead of carrying a critical approach on everything happening in the world.

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Conference India NEW DELHI 29TH OCTOBER 2013

ORGANIZED BY: COMMON WEAL

Conference took the participant and facilitators to lots and lots of "AHA" Moments, Laughter and wisdom tears.

Participants began to realize that how they closely contribute to the law of "CAUSE & EFFECT" The local Conference on Global Education was organized with the young people age between 18-30. Most of these youngsters were Art and Media Students. And as we moved to the further sessions participants began to realize that how they closely contribute to the law of "CAUSE & EFFECT" and How their good and positive Intent and Action can bring better results in their own life and in the community. By End of the day all the participants agreed to the dimensions of Global Education and it's promotions and practices at a large level. Some of the participant made a commitment to them self that they will do small gathering to promote the Global

Education in their Village and Community and between their friends and family members. It's was also proposes to organize Global Education conferences regularly and for longer periods. There was also some recommendations to rephrase the concepts of Global Education and re-adapt it according the cultural understanding of the local people. So. it could be cocoherent and easy for them. How the volunteering with global dimenssion was promoted? Indian traditions are deeply embedded with the attitude of volunteering from thousand of years. Only since the callcenter and management Job culture influenced the Indian youths and the volunteering attitude seem to be lost in the youths who live in the cities. As in Indian villages the life is still highly Interdependent on the volunteering culture. As the Global Education and Volunteering goes well together. The participants were introduced with the

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volunteering opportunities in Global dimensions.

PLACE: New Delhi DATE: 29.10.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 40 FOR WHOM: Students , Artist, Journalist and Participants also reflected on the need and opportunities for volunteering. Most of the participants shared their volunteering experience as negative. As they said it's not easy to find a healthy organization or opportunity for volunteering. The participants were also introduced with www.bevolunteer.com website and Be Volunteer Facebook Fan page.

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Conference India NEW DELHI 29TH OCTOBER 2013

ORGANIZED BY: COMMON WEAL

Conference took the participant and facilitators to lots and lots of "AHA" Moments, Laughter and wisdom tears.

Participants began to realize that how they closely contribute to the law of "CAUSE & EFFECT" The local Conference on Global Education was organized with the young people age between 18-30. Most of these youngsters were Art and Media Students.

of the country "INDIA NEWS". The youth in Action was placed in all the communication backdrops through out the event.

How the participation of young people was promoted? The information of the event was pass to the young people through the college, University and Youth Groups So, that information can reach to more and people and they can participate.

PLACE: New Delhi DATE: 29.10.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 40 FOR WHOM: Students , Artist, Journalist and

Visibility and dissemination: The event was promoted through Facebook, Mailers, Word of Mouth, Posters and Short Presentation. It was also covered by a leading news Channel

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Conference China TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, BEIJING 13TH SEPTEMBER 2013

ORGANIZED BY: CANGO

students have comprehensive ideas about global issues, and list meaningful solutions

Discussing about the hot topics of Global issues, such as international culture, youth policy, climate change. On September 13th, 2013, the conference about global education was carried out in Tsinghua University. This conference is implemented by China Association for NGO Cooperation and NGO Research Center in School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University. This conference involved with 30 university students, discussing about the hot topics of Global issues, such as international culture, youth policy, climate change and NGO cooperation and development. We also invite CANGO’s executive director and Tsinghua university’s assistant professor to make relevant presentations about global education, we also invite Norman and Amel, who are the volunteers of EVS in CANGO, to present the culture dynamics.

In the programme of the activity there was introduction of Youth in Action, EVS; introducation of Global Education project and introducation of Global issues, Discussion. Results: university students understand YOUTH IN ACTION well, students have comprehensive ideas about global issues, and list meaningful solutions.

PLACE: Beijing DATE: 13.09.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 30 FOR WHOM: students

How the volunteering with global dimenssion was promoted? Sharing idea and discusing How the participation of young people was promoted? provide opportunity for the youth people to participate in Youth in Action activities. Visibility and dissemination: display the project outcome, video.

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Conference Greece SANTORINI ISLAND, GREECE 20 SEPTEMBER 2013

ORGANIZED BY: CITIZENS IN ACTION

The informal network of contacts within the local community was strengthened

The global dimension of volunteering was a crosscutting theme Citizens in Action organized a conference/meeting in Santorini island on 20th September with the title “Think global – Act local”. It lasted 1 day and involved about 50 participants and four volunteers of C.i.A. The aim of the conference for C.i.A. was to make a step forward from the yearly implementation of voluntary projects to spreading a message in the local community about the impact of the international volunteers’ work and presence. A second aim was also to involve people working with youth in the island, in a reflection about the future needs to be addressed and the possibilities that can be offered to local young people.

To achieve these aims, we invited teachers and people active in local cultural associations. We approached issues such as the potential of international volunteering in contributing to the local development of the island, the current needs of young people living in Santorini and what volunteering, local or international, can offer to them. The main results obtained, thanks to the conference, are the increase of participants’ awareness about the educational motives that underlie international volunteering, and a more active involvement of relevant local actors in the planning of future voluntary projects.

possibilities which Youth in Action programme offers to young people. Activities: presentation of Citizens in Action and the reasons of the meeting, interactive presentation of participants, presentation of CiA international volunteering activities in Santorini, ESIA project framework and partnership and testimonies by the volunteers and the local people who were involved in past workcamps, discussion about international volunteering and its links with the local community of the island, brainstorming of needs and ideas to be addressed in the local community through the participation of international volunteers.

EVS workshop and its global dimenssion were a part of this event. The conference meetings with company HR department workers were organized, p s ych o logi s t, youth work er s an d practicioners. There were lectures and workshops about benefits comming from non- formal education and about certain

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Conference Greece SANTORINI ISLAND, GREECE 20 SEPTEMBER 2013

ORGANIZED BY: CITIZENS IN ACTION

The informal network of contacts within the local community was strengthened

The global dimension of volunteering was a crosscutting theme Citizens in Action organized a conference/meeting in Santorini island on 20th September with the title “Think global – Act local”. It lasted 1 day and involved about 50 participants and four volunteers of C.i.A. Results: (a) participants gained useful insights about international volunteering as an educational tool for all those involved: volunteers, local youth, local associations of citizens, (b) the informal network of contacts within the local community was strengthened (c) increased perspectives to involve local youth in the future in international voluntary projects and provide them with stimulating learning opportunities, (d)

C.i.A. received a useful feedback from the local community about the work done in the previous years, together with ideas and inputs on future developments. How the volunteering with global dimenssion was promoted? The global dimension of volunteering was a crosscutting theme along all the conference. Starting from the example of the workcamps that we already organize in the island and several participants already knew, we could draw evidence-based conclusions on how the presence of international volunteers can boost participation and active citizenship even at local level. It was interesting that some participants could understand why Koreans or Mexican volunteers decide to spend their holidays in a such small island working all day. This is something that specially small communities often wonder when hosting international volunteers.

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Also, when describing ESIA project, C.i.A. volunteers (most of them were not

PLACE: Santorini DATE: 20.09.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 54

FOR WHOM: representative s of local associations, active citizens of Santorini villages, teache rs of the local schools

Greek) gave an interesting feedback to participants about their own learning experience when volunteering in Greece and how this made them reflect about what links communities and cultures from such different and distant countries.

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Conference Greece SANTORINI ISLAND, GREECE 20 SEPTEMBER 2013

ORGANIZED BY: CITIZENS IN ACTION

The informal network of contacts within the local community was strengthened

The global dimension of volunteering was a crosscutting theme Citizens in Action organized a conference/meeting in Santorini island on 20th September with the title “Think global – Act local”. It lasted 1 day and involved about 50 participants and four volunteers of C.i.A. How the participation of young people was promoted? Only 3 young people participated in the meeting. In a rural and small community like the one of Santorini it has always been a challenge for CiA volunteers to gather young people and involve them in our actions. Despite we advertised the conference in the schools thanks to the teachers, we did not manage to have many young people involved. Instead, we had a good

p a r t i c i p a t i o n f ro m t h e t e a c h e r s themselves. The topic of youth participation was particularly addressed during the afternoon when the discussion turned around the topic of the impact of international workcamps on the local community. One of the main conclusions is that the presence of international volunteers in Santorini gave the opportunity to local youth to get in touch with them, learn about their motivation for volunteering in another country, and in certain cases get inspiration to start being more active themselves. Visibility and dissemination: The overall framework of the conference was the international volunteering and its benefits for the local community, both on practical level (community development) and on an educational level (active citizenship and motivating local youth to be active in their own place). Most teachers did not know about Youth in

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Action programme and opportunities such the EVS; at the end of the

PLACE: Santorini DATE: 20.09.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 54

FOR WHOM: representative s of local associations, active citizens of Santorini villages, teache rs of the local schools

conference, those who were interested to get more information, approached the volunteers of C.i.A. and expressed their interest to disseminate information among their students. This is something that, except in such occasions, does not usually happen on a small island which is far away from Athens.

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Conference Spain LORCA 04.10.2013

ORGANIZED BY: CAZALLA INTERCULTURAL

Important achievement is the fact that young people participating in this event are now very motivated to participate in various projects.

Give participants an open space for learning from each other. "Youth Participation and Volunteering" local event aimed to promote volunteering, active participation and provide information for young people about the volunteering opportunities. The event was a space for both prospective and ex-volunteers to meet and share ideas and experience gained during their volunteering. The event also aimed to provide opportunity to young people to get to know each other, understand and reflect on their own needs while having an opportunity to volunteer not only in Europe but also in different parts of the world. It focused on bridging the borders of cultures by overcoming stereotypes and prejudices

that are obstacles to understand their own self and others both in local and global level. Activities: The local event provided a space for the participants with diverse cultural backgrounds and ages to contribute with their active participation in the event. The program of the event was formed of two parts; morning and afternoon sessions. At the beginning all participants took part in teambuilding activates as they would need to know each other and work together during daylong event. The main approach for the morning session was to give participants an open space for learning from each other, discovering new ideas, sharing them and presenting their experience in volunteering both in Europe and in Asia. Prospective volunteers had an opportunity to reflect on their own needs and possibilities for their future EVS projects.

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Afternoon session was focused more on providing complete information about

PLACE: Lorca DATE: 04.10.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 30 FOR WHOM: young people from Lorca volunteering opportunities In Europe and Asia. Various videos, photos, blogs made by EVS volunteers were presented during this session. YiA programme and particularly all aspects of EVS were covered.

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Conference Spain LORCA 04.10.2013

ORGANIZED BY: CAZALLA INTERCULTURAL

Important achievement is the fact that young people participating in this event are now very motivated to participate in various projects.

Give participants an open space for learning from each other. "Youth Participation and Volunteering" local event aimed to promote volunteering, active participation and provide information for young people about the volunteering opportunities. Results: The main result of this event was uniting young people who already had volunteering experience and the ones who had a wish to experience it and creating a strong network of youngsters who are motivated to be engaged in local activities in their communities. The outcomes of the projects are really visible on local level: (1) A strong group of local volunteers was created, responsible for organizing a non-formal

educational activity of secondary and high school students introducing them local crafts (2) The group of local volunteers work and collaborate with EVS volunteers who volunteer in Lorca promoting youth participation, active citizenship thought various cultural-educational events and activities Important achievement is the fact that young people participating in this event are now very motivated to participate in various projects. This shows that they are clear that they want to continue learning and also sing the opportunity to support the community and young generation with their own local project. How the volunteering with global dimenssion was promoted? First, the global dimension was reflected in a multilateral exchange – ex volunteers who were in India and a volunteer from Vietnam were able to share their experience and culture and at the same

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time, gain knowledge of the cultures that were represented during the event. That

PLACE: Lorca DATE: 04.10.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 30 FOR WHOM: young people from Lorca certainly improved the understanding of a global context and opened their horizons to g lobal thinking and intercultural understanding. Second, it was very important to mention about the importance of the voice of young people on the world today and how they can create more peaceful and just societies.

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Conference Spain LORCA 04.10.2013

ORGANIZED BY: CAZALLA INTERCULTURAL

Important achievement is the fact that young people participating in this event are now very motivated to participate in various projects.

Give participants an open space for learning from each other. "Youth Participation and Volunteering" local event aimed to promote volunteering, active participation and provide information for young people about the volunteering opportunities. How the participation of young people was promoted? Most of the activities during the event were designed to promote participation of young people. They were supported and encouraged to be active while sharing their ideas and vision, suggesting their own projects and activities. As one of the objectives of the event was also promotion of local volunteerism, young participants came up with ideas to organize a non-formal educational

activities using art as a tool. The group of volunteers was created to work on a project initially called “Local crafts as alternative for youth unemployment”. Visibility and dissemination: To ensuring the visibility of the event following activities were carried out: •Promotion through social networks like Facebook, Twitter

skills, abilities and competences achieved during their volunteering.

PLACE: Lorca DATE: 04.10.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 30 FOR WHOM: young people from Lorca

•Promotion through Youth Information Center and University of Lorca •Online publication and interview on the local radio. During the event Youth in Action Programme was presented to young participants to learn more about the goals, actions and values it has. Youthpass was emphasized as an important tool that contains all information about volunteers

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Conference Lithuania VILNIUS 18.09.2013

ORGANIZED BY: IN ACTIO

All participants become more aware about global issues and started to understand that they can do something and be active in different ways To introduce to young people global education The main aim of this event was to introduce to young people global education and to encourage them not only to think about global youth problems but also to act (in their society by inform other young people as well as in other countries and societies with a help of voluntary service). During local event we had several activities based on non-formal education: 1. Introduction and some games for getting to know each other 2. Individual work on what problems you or young people around you face nowadays. Later participants had some conversations in small groups and shared their thoughts. 3. Discussion with all participants for sharing results of the group work as well as for leading participants into global situation. At the same time participants tried to think

about possible solutions and what they can do. 4. Practical intervention then participants in small groups of 3 people were making posters on discussed issues so they can not only promote global problems and/or solutions but also spread the message for other people. 5. Introduction of EVS and it's possibilities. 6. Small exhibition of posters made by participants in local cafe. Results: All participants become more aware about global issues and started to understand that they can do something and be active in different ways: by volunteering in local NGO by volunteering abroad - EVS, by talking with other people about global problems and sharing information in different ways like making poster or movie How the volunteering with global dimenssion was promoted? Volunteering was promoting during discussions as well as with a help of presentation about EVS and possibilities to volunteer globally.

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PLACE: Vilnius DATE: 18.09.2013 NUMBER OF PAX: 28 FOR WHOM: Youth, 18-25 years old How the participation of young people was promoted? Participation of young people was promoted during discussions about how young people can be involved in solving global problems. During local event participants not only shared their ideas about how they can be more active, but also they made some action made posters Visibility and dissemination: Results of local event - posters - were presented to local people of Vilnius during the exhibition, so during it global education and voluntarism were promoted.

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