After the successful premiere last year, Youth against AIDS (YAA) and Life+ will be hosting the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION for the second time on Sunday, June 3rd, supported by DocLX. From 6.30 pm, the gates of the Vienna City Hall open for visitors and numerous star guests.
Also in this year, the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION combines awareness at eye-level with an unforgettable night for young people from all over Austria. Michael Buchinger and Riccardo Simonetti start the diverse program. The two bloggers were already part of the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION at the premiere last year and want to promote education in Austria together with YAA and LIFE +.
Before the party starts, a Hollywood star is present with Alexandra Daddario in the foreground. The actress (Baywatch, Percy Jackson) talks about her involvement in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The 32-year-old will also share her experience in visiting projects of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in Malawi.
After that, the curtain opens for several well-known music acts, such as the YAA campaign ambassadors DieLochis, who have been closely supporting the AIDS work for the past five years, alongside the volunteer education initiative.
19:15: Review LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION 2017 with Michael Buchinger and Riccardo Simonetti
19:30: “The Power of the Next Generation: Youth Engagement in the Fight to End AIDS” with Alexandra Daddario following: Live acts in the ballroom and DJs in the arcade court
Next Gen Academies start in three cities in autumn
The LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION will kick off the Next Gen Academies this fall. For the first time, those will take place outside of Vienna this year.
In the workshops, young people from all over the country have the chance to be educated by the education experts of Youth against AIDS. In the two-day seminars, young people are trained, among others, in basic medical knowledge, as well as in health care, knowledge transfer on sexual identity and rhetoric and body language. With their acquired knowledge, the young people can then lead three-hour workshops at their schools with their peers.
Important topics such as health care, sexually transmitted diseases and sexuality are increasingly suppressed amongst young people. Therefore, this prevention project was launched by LIFE+, together with Youth against AIDS, as well as with the support of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. Youth against AIDS is the largest, completely voluntary education initiative in Germany, which offers free sexual education for young people.
29th – 30th September in Vienna
7th – 8th October in Innsbruck
12th – 13th October in Salzburg
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