The Liechtensteiner’s career started early. At the age of twelve, he started taking piano lessons with Stefan Frommelt. Frommelt quickly became his mentor and taught him to produce his own music. First of all, he played in some alternative bands and started releasing covers on SoundCloud. For example, he adapted the song “3. Stock “by AnnenMayKantereit and made it his very own, a quiet piano version.
Shortly afterward, Wavvyboi released his first own tracks. For “12 am in the city”, he picked a YouTube Bryson Tiller Type beat by David Wud and transformed his feelings into melodies on the song. He distorts his sweet warm-sounding voice through Hall and the use of other effects so strong that sometimes the lyrics can hardly be understood.
In spite of that, the song goes straight to your ear and makes you hear it again and again. The track lands in the closed Facebook group “Lifestyle Mob”. Thereupon other musicians became aware of him. The then still united guys from Dat Adam invite him to Cologne and a co-operation develops. He quits the Gymnasium in Liechtenstein and moves to Cologne, to fully concentrate on his music.
In Cologne, he started to produce his own music. In the last two years, he produced more and more songs and gained notoriety. At the beginning of the year 2019 he and other famous German singers established a new collective “CYBER – GEN”. With this group, he had his first tour through Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in September 2019.
The text was written in November 2019.
My name is Wenzel and I am 19 years old. I live in Liechtenstein, which is a very small country between Austria and Switzerland. Before starting my EVS, I finished my high school.
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Amongst the several goals of the programme, the following are prioritised: the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the headline education target; the aims of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the corresponding benchmarks; the sustainable development of Partner Countries in the field of higher education; the overall goals of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018); the objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the EU work plan for sport and the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union.
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Since 1991 the University of Madeira Students’ Union has developed a wide incentive policy for voluntary work. In 2013 the Students’ Union started the process to receive, send and coordinate Erasmus+ projects of the European Voluntary Service, in order to have a larger influence in the volunteering field. The Union received its first volunteer withing the ambit of a KA1 project in 2014. Many efforts have been done to allow young people from Madeira to take part in several initiatives in Europe, as well as propose several projects allowing young people from several countries to work in the projects of the Students’ Union of the University of Madeira. The main goal of the voluntary work is the contribution of the volunteers to the communities and places they will be staying, being their work not rewarded with payment.
We believe that the European Voluntary Service is a mechanism full of experiences, allowing the approved candidates to have the privilege of taking part in these projects and benefit the places and communities where these volunteers will be staying.
Since 2013, the University of Madeira Students’ Union has received volunteers that have collaborated in several activities and initiatives. Besides being able to enjoy a wonderful experience which will contribute to their personal and professional growth, they are able to contribute in a unique way to the community in which they are inserted and to join dozens of volunteers from the University of Madeira.