What is "PALLOMERI"?
You don't understand the word PALLOMERI?? Well, you don't have to worry about your English language skills... but about your Finnish language skills! Indeed, PALLOMERI is a Finnish word, which means "ball pit": a place - filled up with many small colored balls - where kids go and play in the shopping centers, restaurants or ferries.
At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) IX in Graz (Austria) PALLOMERI evolved from its literally meaning to an acronym for ESN standing for:
The expression PALLOMERI represents the spirit of ESN but also what you make out of it: it can be the PALLOMERI feelings you have(!) or a new list of PALLOMERI friends you have from all over Europe. It represents the passion we put in things - and therefore PALLOMERI is something we, as ESN members - have in common!
Since the AGM in Graz, PALLOMERI has been a new way greeting between ESN members such as "Have a nice PALLOMERI!". In a funny way, ESN members can change the word into current issues. Some already identify include: Pallo-love-o-meri, Europe-o-meri, Card-o-merri, Pallo-MERRY Christmas, Pallo-Marriage etc
So, be creative and Greet-o-merri with the PALLOMERI spirit!