Our future is our youth, One of the past Presidents of Douzelage, Jeremy Barker from Sherborne in England, summed it up very well when he explained what Douzelage means for his town and for the citizens of the EU:
“The Douzelage offers the people of Sherborne and its surroundings a network through which to make contact with other ordinary people in the European Union, to build Europe and broaden the minds and understanding of our young people. Our future is our youth and that is where the emphasis has necessarily been put. Douzelage is a dynamic organisation and, despite its size, it is practical – it does work. It is a vision become reality”.
To exemplify this, one of the more recent developments has been the addition to the Douzelage network of the DouzYouth Committee, where young people gather together and formulate their own plans and devise projects.