koolitus training course nyh portugal estonia eesti erasmusName of the project: Change Places, Change Lives

Date: 22nd to 30th July 2018

Country/City: Portugal, Lisbon




What was the main topic of the event?

Reelika Lõhmus – The main topic was to share experiences and knowledge about migration situation in attending participant’s countries. Also to share good practices and experiences in working with migrants.

Darja Sotnikova – Migration


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

Reelika Lõhmus – The biggest learning moment was finding out facts and the migration situation in Estonia and comparing the problems and difficulties with other attending countries.

Darja Sotnikova – How to communicate with different kinds of people, and stay calm in every situation.


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

Reelika Lõhmus – Yes, I would like to find out how I can help in my community and use the knowledge gained in my field of work and possibly volunteer in a center for migrants to  help out with the activities for children. Also contribute to help in educational field for migrant and refugee children.

Darja Sotnikova – About Erasmus+, maybe I can help NGO Youth for society with paper work, but as a participant I feel that I have enough experience for now.

After this training course I definitely became more aware and interested in the topic of migration. I want to be a volunteer in NGO that Is related to helping refugees any time soon.


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

Reelika Lõhmus – I would definitely recommend these kinds of training courses to my friends. During the training course in addition to the new knowledge on the subject I also gained more experience in speaking and writing, new contacts from all over the world, self-confidence and better understanding of myself and my opinions.

Darja Sotnikova – Yes, of course I will. It Is a good opportunity to develop your personal and professional skills. Also I promise you will meet a lot of awesome people.


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Darja Sotnikova – Amazing experience! Thank you to everybody, who participated.


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