Name of the project: “I vote, you vote, we vote’’ Youth Exchange
Date: 20th August – 31st August 2022
City/Country: Brebu, Romania
What was the main topic of the event?
Anastassija Bolšakova – Citizenship, voting
Anna Ashlapova – Talk and meet politics, democracy and etc.
Bamba Orusov – Main topic was about voting, citizenship and democracy
Ryzhkov Denis – Democracy
Sandra Merkulaeva – The main topic of the project was politics, we analyzed different systems of government.
Taisia Morenko – The aim of that project was to stimulate the participation of young people in voting as citizens actively involved in the life of the communities in which they live and in making decisions that affect them.
What were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?
Anastassija Bolšakova – Talking about the democracy tools, writing on open letter, having the debates etc
Anna Ashlapova – All moment was the biggest learning because i didn’t into this topic at all but now i know some stuff from it
Bamba Orusov – We had some practical sessions about writing an open letter. I really enjoyed it.
Ryzhkov Denis – Debates
Sandra Merkulaeva – The most important thing for me at the moment of training was learning English, I tried to work actively and fight the language barrier.
Taisia Morenko – Improving English and many, many practical tasks. All 11 days we talked in English, which is logical, but nevertheless, you come to the project with one level, and you really leave with another. Also practical tasks, these are debates, open letter, referendum, voting, e-guide and so on. I really liked it, because you don’t just listen to something new, you can somehow discuss thoughts on this topic, but you immediately use everything in practice, everything happens roughly as in real life.
Do you have any plans to continue being active in the field? If yes, in which way?
Anastassija Bolšakova – don’t know yet
Anna Ashlapova – yes, i want to travelling by Erasmus+ more because i really like it
Bamba Orusov – yes, i have plans to continiue working with this topic, cause in my opinion it’s useful for everyone.
Ryzhkov Denis – Haven’t thought about it yet
Sandra Merkulaeva – I think yes, I am interested in projects and the youth sector, I would like to participate in Erasmus programs even more.
Taisia Morenko – I cannot say that politics is interesting to me so much that I will go to study for politics and connect life with this, but I will definitely tell friends, acquaintances, parents the importance of voting, politics, democracy in our lives.
Would you recommend this experience to your friends? If yes, why? If no, why not?
Anastassija Bolšakova – absolutely yes. that was very good experience and I loved it so much. it’s a good opportunity to improve your english skills, to explore other cultures and to find new friends. also it was very useful topic, because i didn’t know much about politics and democracy. we had a lot of interesting and helpful activities.
Anna Ashlapova – yes, because the first is practicing your english, you will learn many things about many topics
Bamba Orusov – yes, it was good experience and a lot of practical things that we had.
Ryzhkov Denis – Yes, I found new friends and practiced English
Sandra Merkulaeva – Yes, I would recommend my friends to participate in such projects, because it broadens one’s horizons, helps to practice languages and makes new friends.
Taisia Morenko – I can definitely recommend such an experience to everyone!! Firstly, this is the practice of English, during the entire project you speak only English, discuss, communicate. Also on such projects you will learn a lot of new things about a topic, in our case the topic is voting. You will learn the culture, cuisine, traditions of different countries, find friends with whom you can maintain communication in the future.
Other comments or anything else you would like to share? You can answer in your mother tongue, if you want!
Anastassija Bolšakova – It was my best project!! i’m in love with Romania and with people i met there
Bamba Orusov – Thank you for the project!
Sandra Merkulaeva – I really like your organization, I think it helps young guys tremendously and gives them the opportunity to see the world from all sides.
Taisia Morenko – Мне всё понравилось, Бамба(лидер) вообще лучший, но в течении проекта я набрала 5кг, хаха!!
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme