Name of the project: MOJU U(th)niversity – Transformers
Date: 16th to 21st October 2017
Country/City: Portugal, Faro

What was the main topic of the event?

Alice Aho – The main topic of this training course was intercultural conflicts. We opened the topic with how to understand which type of conflicts we are dealing and afterwards played out different type of solutions.

Elina Raudsepp – The main topic was to get to know on what grounds conflicts are appearing, to detect conflicts in different cultures and to get to know different ways of solving them.

What was the biggest learning moments on the event for you?

Alice Aho – I was very interested to see how people from different EU countries understand conflicts and how relevant they think these topics are. I learned the most from an activity where people introduced conflicts/problems that are important for them and their country right now. After that we were working in different groups on one specific topic that was important for us.

Elina Raudsepp – The biggest “ahhaa” moment in practice was that we don´t actually understand other cultural backgrounds if we haven´t been in them. So if you want to get to know some different cultures and people in them you have to go really deep and you have to leave all your prejudice.

Do you have any plans to continue active in the field? If yes, what?

Alice Aho – Right now I’m not directly involved in youth field, but since I have some friends who are I can share my knowledge. Besides, this topic about conflicts is important in any field. I would even take this as a general knowledge; we all need to know how to deal with conflicts and problems.

Elina Raudsepp – The topic was so wide that the knowledge of training course you can use in everyday life. Conflicts are part of human nature, so all the information was very useful.

Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?

Alice Aho – Yes, for sure I would recommend applying to training courses to my friends. With travelling to different countries and meeting other EU nationalities is very interesting. But, I recommend to choose a topic that is interesting and relevant for you, because then you enjoy these training courses even more.

Elina Raudsepp – I would definitely recommend this kind of projects to my friends. You can learn a lot even only by communicating with people from different countries. And if the topic is interesting, and it really was, then the benefit is lots of times bigger. And for me personally the way of non-formal learning is the best option.

More comments or anything else you would like to share? You can add here in your own language, if you want!

Alice Aho – If you ever see any training courses shared, apply, you don’t have anything to lose. This is a win/win situation.

Elina Raudsepp – First time on mainland of Portugal was wonderful. Time flows differently in this country!

This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme