Noored Ühiskonna Heaks (NYH) is promoting a call for participants for a Youth Exchange project called “In Nature we trust” which will take place from 10th to 18th April 2019 in Merine, Puglia, South-Italy.

Topic: nature & mindfulness

“In Nature we trust” youth exchange is a result and a natural consequence of “Mind your Mind”, a Strategic Partnership project between Spain, Greece and Italy, in which were developed new techniques of work with youngsters on a base of Nature and Mindfulness. The project was born from the need to address wellbeing issues affecting European youngsters, namely the excessive use of technological devices and the lack of contact with the natural environment.

This youth exchange’s aim is to re-connect youngsters with nature and themselves through innovative mindfulness and nature-based methods. The activities of the youth exchange will include the methods and techniques based on the use of natural elements (such as landscape, sounds, plants around us) with mindfulness-based ingredients (as awareness, meditation, breathing, hearing, touching, focusing, silence, contemplation, compassion, dancing)


– Encourage reflection on the implications of technology abuse in everyday life among youngsters

– Foster the development of self-awareness, conscious living, and empowerment of participating local youngsters

– Contribute to participating local youngsters’ appreciation of nature

– Raise the youngsters’ concentration, sense of connectedness, meaning and purpose

– Reduce anxiety, depression and stress of youngsters through non-formal education and nature-based methods

This project will bring together 30 participants from Estonia, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany and Poland.

There are 5 vacancies available and participants should be from 22 to 30 years old.

Venue: Merine (Province of Lecce), Puglia, South-Italy

The Erasmus + Programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse up to 360 euros of the travel costs. There will be a participation fee of 40 Euros per participant.

All the interested people should fill the application form below.

Application deadline: 1st March 2019

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