Name of the project: “Shape the Green Future” Youth Exchange
Date: 30th April – 08th May 2022
City/Country: Ostrava, Czech Republic
What was the main topic of the event?
Andreas Palm – Climate change
Elija Barz – The environment and it’s preservation
Ester Nugis – Climate change and how different fields of our world affect it
Marju Müürsepp – Climate Change
Mona Mailend – Climate Change
What were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?
Andreas Palm – My biggest learning moment was learning how to adapt with different situations and with different people from different cultures. It really widened my horizon.
Elija Barz – I learned how to live the environment-friendly lifestyle as much as possible. I also made new friends, experienced leadership and implemented original ideas.
Ester Nugis – I think that the biggest learning moment for me was participating in different programms, but I really liked performing something. We had many tasks, where we had to preoare something and present it afterwards- I learned not only about the certain topic given in the task, but how to perform as well
Marju Müürsepp – When they told us about different certificates on products, what they meant and how we still need to think critically because one certificate doesn’t mean that the product is all clear from other negative effects for the nature. And some times the certificate is only about the package, not about the product itself.
Mona Mailend – I felt no such thing to be completely honest, but it was nice to learn more deeply about the topic
Do you have any plans to continue being active in the field? If yes, what?
Andreas Palm – I would really like to be active in this field. This project was very fun and enlightening. I would like to participate more in the future.
Elija Barz – Yes, I would be willing to continue in the field in as many ways possible.
Ester Nugis – Yes, i thought about it while being at the project. The information that was provided made me think that there are so many things that I alone could do to even start a change and my idea , that is the most easy but difficult at the same time, is to check what I am buying and how ecological the products are, as well as eat less meat.
Marju Müürsepp – Yes, i think i try to take a part on these kinds of events/projects more and tell about my experiences or what i have learned to my family/friends.
Mona Mailend – Of course. We all should, there is no planet B. We often forget, that the world can happily live without humans. It has before and it will after us. It’s us, who need it.
Would you recommend it to your friends? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Andreas Palm – I would recommend this experience to everyone, not only my friends. It is a must in my opinion. You will gain a lot of experience and knowledge from these projects, as well as friends for life.
Elija Barz – Yes, of course, it is a paid trip to get to know more people, cultures and learn something during that.
Ester Nugis – Yes, I would, because it was a great opportunity to meet new people from around the world, share our experiences and learn something new about climate change, as well as what we can do in our daily life. Also the nature was really beautiful, because we were on mountains.
Marju Müürsepp – I would, but i would also recommend really think about their participation, because it definitely isn’t a vacation so if the topic isn’t interesting for them then better stay at home.
Mona Mailend – Yes and no. It was of course interesting and I loved meeting new people. But the program dragged on for a bit too long and sometimes it felt like a waste of time. But overall, it was a great experience.
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme