nooretevahetus youth exchange nyh portugal educationName of the project: “Sustainable education in a digital world’’ Youth Exchange

Date: 23rd July – 01st August 2022

City/Country: Vila Verde, Portugal



What was the main topic of the event?

Anett Leetmaa Sustainability

Anna Hint Sustainability

Anna Krikuhhina To bring more awareness to sustainable lifestyle.

Elenor Traute Plagemann To bring more awareness to sustainability and bind it with self discovery.

Hiie Pent Education

Julius Liiv Sustainable education and wellbeing in a modern and digital world

Marie Pappel Sustainability (and creativity)


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

Anett Leetmaa Making something creative to convey sustainability to others and having to talk in English.

Anna Hint The workshop about education.

Anna Krikuhhina All the workshops were very useful and thought provoking. I really liked the workshops related to self-development. Also yoga classes were cool. I practiced English a lot.

Elenor Traute Plagemann The yoga classes and the workshop Virginia’s husband did.

Hiie Pent The workshop about non violent. Communication

Julius Liiv For me, I got some great techniques to use on my own and with other young people. The methods will give me a good chance to do some self-reflection. My biggest learning moment were the times I really decided to go deep with the topic. Also got some Yoga and meditating ideas to do.

Marie Pappel That sustainability doesn’t always mean the environment but can also be about yourself- something people rarely talk about.


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

Anett Leetmaa Yes, I will buy things that I can use for a long time.

Anna Hint I dont know yet.

Anna Krikuhhina It would be nice to participate in more such projects and get to know new people and cultures and also to practice my english. But next time I would like to sleep not on the floor😬

Elenor Traute Plagemann Yes, I would love to continue including more vegan foods in my menu and trying to eat more healthy.

Hiie Pent Yes and by being more sustainable

Julius Liiv I try to give the ways of being and knwledge I got from the project to my students, in school lessons or maybe try to organize some events for them. On a more personal level I try to eat less meat and really be aware of my surroundings.

Marie Pappel I will sure continue to live as sustainably as I can.


nooretevahetus youth exchange nyh portugal educationWould you recommend it to your friends? If yes, why? If not, why not?

Anett Leetmaa Yes, you get to meet lots of new people.

Anna Hint Yes, definetly. It was fun and there was always something to do.

Anna Krikuhhina Of course I recommend it. Its self-development and very useful for future life and of course learn a lot of new things. And just enjoy life with new friends you can meet on the project.

Elenor Traute Plagemann Absolutely because these kind of projects are a wonderful way to reconnect with nature and yourself, while  meeting new and interesting people

Hiie Pent Yes because it was so fun doing something new

Julius Liiv Yes! Every young person should go at least once to an Erasmus project. Its a life changing experience and a huge privilege to enjoy different ways of life, people and culture in Europe!

Marie Pappel Yes, I would. It’s a good way to get out of daily routine while learning something new and meeting new people that you would not meet otherwise.


Other comments or anything else you would like to share? You can answer in your mother tongue, if you want!

Anett Leetmaa I really enjoyed the cultural evenings we had, learning about other countries, dances and food.

Anna Krikuhhina – Thanks for this project!

Elenor Traute Plagemann I loved the food because of its variety and homecooked taste, the surroundings were absolutely gorgeus. The staff was always helpful and really brought the whole project together:)

Julius Liiv – The whole project could have been better. It was great but was missing some minor details that actually are often the most important ones. Overall I rate this project a 7.5 / 10. The national group we had was fun and supportive, at the same time we worked hard and were active during activities. The program had some

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