Name of the project: EU & U Youth Exchange
Date: 12th until 20th July 2019
City / Country: Agros, Cyprus
What was the main topic of the event?
Hanna Kerstina Kartau – European Union and European cultures, promoting diversity.
Jan Arnar Põldma – About Europe and its different institutions, EU rights and youth goals
Grete Võro – The topic was Europe. We learned about EU and we visited European Union House in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Hanna Kallas – European Union
Triinu Ülemaante – How European union influences us on different levels. Also what European does in general and why.
What was the biggest learning moments on the event for you?
Hanna Kerstina Kartau – Probably working with people from other cultures.
Jan Arnar Põldma – When i realised that it doesnt matter if we come from different country or cultural background we are all just humans with similar goals and dreams that drive us through life. We are part of a bigger collective which is called humans
Grete Võro – I learned a lot about the topic of the project, but I think in the future I can use even more the skills that I gained there. For example, I improved a lot my English and communication skills and I learned more about other cultures.
Hanna Kallas – Learning about possibilities to work for EU.
Triinu Ülemaante – For me it were the talks what I had with other participants. For example the situation which Cyprus has been in for 45 years- having 37% of it’s land occupied by Turkey, I got to know a lot about it, which I didn’t know before.
Do you have any plans to continue active in the field? If yes, what?
Hanna Kerstina Kartau – In the future I would love to take part of more projects, or to help organize them.
Jan Arnar Põldma – Take part on more projects, promote what i learned with close ones and people at school and who knows maybe even join the doings of NYH and start leading and writing projects.
Grete Võro – Through the project I understood that this topic is very interesting and now I would like to raise my awareness even more about it.
Hanna Kallas – Yes, I would like to work for EU
Triinu Ülemaante – In the field of youth work – yes of course. I like participating in projects and bringing the things I learned to my everyday life and work.
Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?
Hanna Kerstina Kartau – Although organizing-wise this program was not the best in my opinion, a youth exchange will always be a great experience and I would for sure recommend it.
Jan Arnar Põldma – Yes , it teaches teamwork, open-mindness and it gives you the opportunity to meet people with such an interesting perspectives on life
Grete Võro – Definitely yes, because this experience is very unique – you can learn even from the easiest and smallest things. For example, how to buy plane tickets or how to speak in the front of 60 people. In everyday life it is hard to experience the same situations that youth exchange gives to you.
Hanna Kallas – Yes, because you can see amazing different places around Europe.
Triinu Ülemaante – Yes, of course. It’s eye-opening experience. In my opinion it’s the best way to experience different cultures. And of course get to know a lot of different topics from the view of non-formal education.
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Hanna Kerstina Kartau – Hugs and kisses to my group! ❤
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme