Name of the project: “ROOF – Routes Of Our Future”
Date: 17th April – 14th May 2019
Country/City: Started in Milan (Italy), went through Austria, Germany and ended in Prague (Czech Republic)
What was the main topic of the event?
Tristan Tibar: Cycling/promoting EU elections and active EU citizenship.
Erlend Arras: European Parliament elections.
Katrin Helen Kasvandik: Cycling across Europe to promote European Parliament Elections.
Hannariin Lamp: Voting in the European elections.
Rasmus Varvik: To advertise the European Parliament elections.
What was the biggest learning moment in the event for you?
Tristan Tibar: Communicating with people from other nations made my eyes more open.
Erlend Arras: Meeting new people.
Katrin Helen Kasvandik: When you have to cycle 1300 km in a month across multiple countries and cross Austrian mountains and Czech Republic hills you will discover that even if it is hard, it is raining & snowing in the mountains, you are frozen to the bone – you can still go on if you don’t give up. And the hard moments pass to give way to great ones for example when you cycle in flat ground, sun is shining and you see the horizon stretching across your vision, you feel alive & happy and blessed and you realize that the hardships only made the adventure better.
Hannariin Lamp: Learning to overcome myself and my feelings.
Rasmus Varvik: How many young people are aware of and really interested in what is actually going on in European Union and have a lot of ideas how to make it better. Also that it doesn’t matter which part of Europe you are from, we are all the same and feel joy of the same little things.
Do you have any plans to continue actively in the field? If yes, what?
Tristan Tibar: We are doing 3 dissemination events, besides that i am not sure.
Erlend Arras: I will try to be politically active.
Katrin Helen Kasvandik: Yes, I am still biking a lot more than before this project and whenever I can I choose bike as my means of transport now.
Hannariin Lamp: I would surely want to, European projects are fascinating.
Rasmus Varvik: Not really.
Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?
Tristan Tibar: Yes, because it was overall a fun and instructive experience.
Erlend Arras: Yes, it was an amazing experience.
Katrin Helen Kasvandik: YES! Oh my, it was one of the very best projects I have been to. It was a crazy project – cycling across Europe with a bike for a month! With international people all coming together, all 80 people, from different countries and routes they did to meet up and see each other – it was amazing. So different and cool project!
Hannariin Lamp: Yes, it was so cool.
Rasmus Varvik: Yes I would, because you can meet a lot of interesting people from all over Europe, who all have different opinions. You can learn so much from other cultures and make friends abroad.
More comments or anything else you would like to share? You can add here in your own language, if you want!
Katrin Helen Kasvandik: If you see a crazy amazing opportunity take a chance and do it. It will be worth it 😉
Check out the webpage of the ROOF project to read more about the project: https://roofeurope.eu
This Project was co-financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme under the first call of European Youth Together programme.