Name of the project: TNT – Thanks but No Thanks!
Date: 13th to 20th October 2018
Country/City: Poland, Gdansk
- What was the main topic of the event?
Johanna Puusaag – Non-violent communication
Mirjam Aluvee – How to use non-violent communication and how to analyze and notice the social conflicts.
- What was the biggest learning moments on the event for you?
Johanna Puusaag – Realising that there really is no point in competing – in the end cooperation is better for everyone, brings better results. All the participants kept on suprising me throughout the project, it was really cool.
Mirjam Aluvee – The biggest learning moment for me happened during a workshop, where we were supposed to find a lot of different antonyms to the word “violence”. I think that this really helped me to understand, what exactly is non-violence. This exercise may seem easy and elementary at first glance, but it actually did give me some new perspectives and understandings about of this topic.
- Do you have any plans to continue active in the field? If yes, what?
Johanna Puusaag – During the project we had a task to create our own campaign which would target a problem that is present in our local area and is relevant to us. I’m currently getting more involved with painting. Still figuring it out but my goal is to raise awareness through art about love and LGBTQ+ people in Estonia. Would really love to participate in future Erasmus projects as well.
Mirjam Aluvee – Yes, I think that the knowledge that was gained during the training course can be easily put into practise on daily basis.
- Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?
Johanna Puusaag – Absolutely!! The experience is a really good way to learn more about yourself and differences/similarities between cultures. For me it really improved my future perspective thinking and I believe I wouldn’t have learned these things at school or through regular touristy traveling.
Mirjam Aluvee – I would definitely recommend this experience to my friends, because it is a great possibility to learn about topics that interest you. Also, I think it’s crucial to take the time to develop yourself as well as widen your horizons and that kind of training courses are one of the best ways to do it.
- More comments or anything else you would like to share? You can add here in your own language, if you want!
Johanna Puusaag – I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to go and be part of this amazing experience! You’ll not regret it! <3
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme