Name of the project: Sharing is Caring
Date: 16.06.2018 – 30.06.2018
Country/City: Portugal / Lisbon
- What was the main topic of the event?
Karl Adson – The main topic of the event was to promote the active citizenship of young people in general and their European citizenship in particular and to Contributing to the achievement of Europe 2020 objectives.
Aire Randalu – To make youths more aware about Europe related topics, to help out in the neighborhood and motivate people to use their skills in their own countries too.
Ave-Liis Kivest – To promote active citizenship among young people and to promote tolerance among them.
Anna Soone – Promoting the Europe 2020 strategy and bringing awareness to the main points it withholds, such as social inclusion, poverty reduction, the environment, etc. Additionally, the contribution to achieving these outcomes.
- What was the biggest learning moments on the event for you?
Karl Adson – The biggest learning moment for me in the project was possibly when we met the Estonian volunteer stationed at the same place we were staying at. Then I realized that having a life full of adventures, twists and turns isn’t some goal that’s hard to reach, but something that anyone with enough initiative can grasp.
Aire Randalu – I think there were many learning parts, but some were just more eye opening or motivating. I enjoyed going to the dog shelter and I am thinking about going to a shelter in Estonia too. A visit to the deaf and blind people’s school made me really appreciate what I have and also made me reconsider my life choices as I could help out others a lot more.
Ave-Liis Kivest – I learned that I am a “career person” and a person who likes to achieve things but through all this I do not focus on my family and friends that much. Also I learned a lot about different cultures and got rid of the stereotypes in my head that I had about different cultures.
Anna Soone – Getting to know such a vast variety of cultures. The differences and the similarities between us, the way we perceive the world and what we can do to deal with arising global issues.
- Do you have any plans to continue active in the field? If yes, what?
Karl Adson – Yes, I plan to participate in a long term youth exchange when I graduate high school and also participate in other, shorter projects.
Aire Randalu – Definitely want to take part in another youth project soon and in the future I see myself going for a EVS somewhere too.
Ave-Liis Kivest – I have. I am continuing my chairman status in Võrumaa’s Youth Council. I am applying to become a Youth Ambassador in Estonia and I will continue helping out as a volunteer at a NGO and different events that I am interested in.
Anna Soone – I would love to participate in other Youth Exchanges, as well as help make the world a better place for us all. I had an eye-opening instance concerning volunteering – any contribution/help from individuals does make a difference – I will keep this in mind and be more active in promoting a sustainable way of living.
- Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?
Karl Adson – I really would recommend it to my friends, and I already have. Because it’s one of those experiences where when you go there you never know what you will gonna learn about yourself and what kind of people you’re going to meet. If you like an adventurous lifestyle and finding out new things both about others and yourself, then it’s the way to go.
Aire Randalu – Yes I would recommend it. Everyone can learn something and make connections all over Europe.
Ave-Liis Kivest – Yes, I would recommend it to my friends. For me the project was eyeopening. I learned a lot about myself during the activities and the daily and weekly evaluations. The project showed me different sides of me aswell.
Anna Soone – I have already recommended it to many of my acquaintances. It is an experience that will make you more open minded as well as more aware of the multicultural viewpoint.
- More comments or anything else you would like to share? You can add here in your own language, if you want!
Karl Adson – I’d just like to say that even if you’ve been abroad or even to a project before, then even if you think you know what’s going to happen and how the people are going to be like – you don’t and the fun part is finding out about it.
Aire Randalu – Bit cliché, but appreciate what you have and take part in these projects!
Ave-Liis Kivest – Don’t go to an Erasmus+ project because of travelling but because of the experience you will get from it.
Anna Soone – I will especially cherish the connections I made with other participants! Kohtume taas!
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme