Last week Linda Riedinger and Tobias Krakau took place in the ESTIEM event Europe3D Azerbaijan, which was the first central ESTIEM event of LG Baku. They got to know Azerbaijan from three different dimensions: Politic, Economy and Culture. In the political session they talked to a Deputy of Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Chairman of Standing Committee of Youth and Sport. He explained the Azerbaijani political system and answered a lot of questions. After this session an active debate started from which everyone could learn a bit. The economic part was divided in two. There was an economic session with a former professor, now working at Central Bank of Azerbaijan and because the Azerbaijan economy is based on oil and gas, they visited the company SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic), which is the biggest fossil fuel company in Azerbaijan and one of the largest in the whole world. In the cultural dimension they had a cultural awareness training, where they improved their interaction with other cultures and countries. They also took part in “Nowruz” the Persian New Year, learned a lot about history, visited the city, cooked and danced in an Azerbaijani way and had a small language course.
For most of us it was one of the first contact with Azerbaijan and learned a lot. And not only from the session. Being part of a group of 25 people from 17 different countries you learn also about 17 other countries, yours included, and a lot about yourself and general interaction between people. Thank you a lot LG Baku, it was an amazing event, an experience you don’t want to miss in your life! #feelfreeto3DAzerbaijan