nooretevahetus youth exchange nyh portugal sdgsName of the project: “Together for SDG’s’’ Youth Exchange

Date: 01st July – 14th July 2022

City/Country: Oeiras, Portugal.


What was the main topic of the event?

Bamba Orusov The main purpose of the project was to explore each of the 17 goals and the question of sustainability in all its areas. (for ex. health, environment, poverty etc.)

Damir Nuriev  Raising awareness about Sustainable Development Goals among young people

Ekaterina Agapova  Sustainable development

Karl Aaron Adson  UN sustainable development goals

Markus Meinhart Rego  As one could guess from the name of the project, the main focus was on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. This included goals regarding the environment, social and economic justice, healthcare etc. In total there are 17 SDGs, but we didn’t work through all of them. Nevertheless we received basic knowledge regarding this incredibly important topic.

Semjon Letov Team building


nooretevahetus youth exchange nyh portugal sdgsWhat were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?

Bamba Orusov –  The learning moment i’d like the most is volunteering and street action. Each countrey’s team prepared their own national meals and after that we donated it to people on the street action. We did that to show and share other countreys’ culture.

Damir Nuriev  It was fundraising management from Bulgarian team that could help you to tackle with some social problems in your community

Ekaterina Agapova  A trip to a recycling plant

Karl Aaron Adson  Workshop about different issues regarding the climate and environment where we had to discuss about among other things, greenwashing. It was very interesting because some of the types of greenwashing other participants suggested had never occured to me, such as souvenir shops selling flipflops made with some oart of ocean plastic

Markus Meinhart Rego  Probably the biggest learning moment for me was the realization that Europeans have a lot in common despite all the cultural differences. Since this was my first youth exchange, it was the first time that the term ‘European’ actually started to have a real meaning for me. I also learned a lot of new things about the ways that we are destroying our planet, and what everyone can do in their daily lives to fix that. As well as how to combat inequality in different forms.

Semjon Letov Team work, it was a good experience how to work, connect with people from different countries


nooretevahetus youth exchange nyh portugal sdgsDo you have any plans to continue being active in the field? If yes, what?

Bamba Orusov Of course I’d like to continue to have relationship with Erasmus projects and training courses, cause it’s always good opportunity to try and explore something new for myself.

Damir Nuriev  As a primary school teacher I’d like to share these global issues about SDG in my classroom

Ekaterina Agapova  I really would like to continue being active as a participant or organizer

Karl Aaron Adson  Yes, I’ll keep going to projects and developing myself

Markus Meinhart Rego  Sustainable Development Goals, in my view, are not something that an individual can work on alone. It requires a common effort of the people, the governments, and the industry. So if you ask me if I have any plans to continue being active in the field, then yes, by being an active citizen in my community, I will keep advocating and fighting for these goals to be fulfilled by our political and economic system.

Semjon Letov Yes sure, it motivated me to search more information about erasmus, youth exchanges and NÜH


Would you recommend it to your friends? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Bamba Orusov Yes, I would recommend it to all my friends cause it has a lot of advantages to improve yourself and get some new friends from different countreys

Damir Nuriev  Sure, especially because of receiving organisation. Very kind and welcome people from ProAtlântico 🙂

Ekaterina Agapova  I would, because it’s a unique experience;)

Karl Aaron Adson  Absolutely, it was one of the best opportunities for people who are interested in activism or just starting out.

Markus Meinhart Rego  If you’re someone who likes to travel, is looking for an exciting experience, and wants to make new friends from different European countries while learning something new on an important topic, then yes, I would 100% recommend this experience for you!

Semjon Letov Yes. I’ve already told about this great experience to a lot of my friends. Because it’s really nice opportunity to be involved in discussion about nowadays topics and problems


This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme