nooretevahetus youth exchange nyh italy greenName of the project: “Green it Up!’’ Youth Exchange

Date: 14th November – 23rd November 2022

City/Country: Merine, Italy.



What was the main topic of the event?

Anastassia Mordassova Environmental awareness and sustainability

Helen Mitt – Sustainabilty and sustainable lifestyle

Hlib Bondarenko Green project

Igor Atsberger Ecology

Roman Matvejev Ecology


nooretevahetus youth exchange nyh italy greenWhat were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?

Anastassia Mordassova How much food and other things actually contains in plastic, we discussed it on the example of our chefs who collected all the plastic trash for the period we stayed there and it turned out to be way more than expected, despite we were eating only vegetarian food. Also the debate about globalisation was interesting.

Helen Mitt – I think for me the communication exercises we did, for example active listening. Opened my eyes in terms of quality conversations and deeper connections with people.

Hlib Bondarenko Each day learning sustainability

Igor Atsberger Plastic waste

Roman Matvejev Cleaning up the streets is really fun way to spend a free time with your friends


nooretevahetus youth exchange nyh italy greenDo you have any plans to continue being active in the field? If yes, in which way?

Anastassia Mordassova I would like to continue researching about the topic and probably do it more for the personal goal, for example, I decided to eat more vegetarian food, and if I go shopping next time I would do it consciously. Also next time I would love to take part in the “Teeme ära” organised cleanup events.

Helen Mitt – The practices we learned in the project are easily transferred to my daily life, so if not anything else, i will definitely upgrade my own personal lifestyle.

Hlib Bondarenko I will follow a lot of rules I studied in project as consumption or separation of garbage

Igor Atsberger Yes, propogate green lifestyle in camp where i work

Roman Matvejev Yes, sorting garbage


nooretevahetus youth exchange nyh italy greenWould you recommend this experience to your friends? If yes, why? If no, why not?

Anastassia Mordassova I would recommend it for sure. Since it was my first ever project, I felt grateful to have this opportunity. Even if they are not totally interested in the topic or in the field, it is important to be active and have the desire to learn from others, because all the people on the projects are nice and the atmosphere is friendly.

Helen Mitt – Yes, for sure, it’s a great way to get connected with the world and its wonderful people.

Hlib Bondarenko I’ll recommend this project to my friends to rise their understanding of consumptions

Igor Atsberger Yes, to meet foreigners

Roman Matvejev Yes, it was really fun week


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

Anastassia Mordassova Just wanted to say thank you for this fantastic opportunity to share and learn with other people in such a beautiful place 🙂

Helen Mitt –  Just thank you for support and the opportunity. I admire the work that youre doing 🙂

Hlib Bondarenko I liked this project,it helped me to create a lot of friends

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