noortevahetus youth exchange nyh greece mindfulnessName of the project: “Mindful Career Orientation’’ Youth Exchange 

Date: 1st February – 8th February 2023 

City/Country: Aiani, Kozani, Greece.





What was the main topic of the event?

Aleksandra Galkina – The topic of the project was directly related to the name of the project – Mindful Career Orientation ‍♀️

Lucas Docampo Gacio – Mindfulness and career orientation.

Darja Golenistseva – Mindfulness in your career path.

Anna Issajenko – Mindfulness and career orientation.

Aleksei Kuroljov – Mindfulness.

Jekaterina Gorskaja – The main topic of the project was the ability to find our life purpose.


What were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?noortevahetus youth exchange nyh greece mindfulness

Aleksandra Galkina – This moment was at a time when our national team was in charge of hosting the workshop and representing Italy at the intercultural evening. I sincerely believe that learning through teaching and explaining it to others is the best way!

Lucas Docampo Gacio – The concept of Ikigai, a Japanese term that helps us to find a balance between our interests, passions and professional skills.

Darja Golenistseva – Public speaking.

Anna Issajenko – I really liked every workshop we had. Each topic gave me a lot of pieces of knowledge I didn’t know before. Especially the most powerful was “Ikigai”.

Aleksei Kuroljov – Learning how to set and achieve realistic goals through creating habits.

Jekaterina Gorskaja – Thanks to the project I had the feeling of happiness and satisfaction in every stage of the process. Being balanced no matter what is a lifelong tool.


noortevahetus youth exchange nyh greece mindfulnessDo you have any plans to continue being active in the field? If yes, in which way?

Aleksandra Galkina – For sure! Organizing my own projects and trying to be a good group leader while going to the other projects

Lucas Docampo Gacio – Of course! As a psychologist and educator, everything I learned from this project will be very useful in my future.

Darja Golenistseva – Yes, I want to look for more projects about mindfulness especially.

Anna Issajenko – I want to continue learning mindfulness. I found it interesting for me and I want to talk about this topic more.

Aleksei Kuroljov – Being mindful is the overall best approach to any field of life – be it personal or professional. It can and will help to understand the consequences of your actions and their impact on others as well as to understand your strong and weak traits.

Jekaterina Gorskaja – I would love to be a part of the projects related to nature, spirituality, mindfulness and leadership.


Would you recommend this experience to your friends? If yes, why? If no, why not?noortevahetus youth exchange nyh greece mindfulness

Aleksandra Galkina – I highly recommend this experience, because it really helps young people to understand themselves better, find like-minded people, draw new ideas and really expand their horizons.

Lucas Docampo Gacio – Absolutely yes. Erasmus+ projects bring you motivation, practical skills and help you to achieve your goals.

Darja Golenistseva – Yes, for sure, because it was an unbelievable connection with people and a lot of knowledge of different topics and cultures.

Anna Issajenko – Of course I recommend youth a change to everyone. It can give you support, friends, pieces of knowledge, growth and the opportunity to visit different places.

Aleksei Kuroljov – I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who is willing to learn how to navigate their lives with more success and awareness. It is useful for both teenagers, young people as well as adults.

Jekaterina Gorskaja – I am already sharing insights from this experience with my friends, especially those, who are older. This project gave me the tools you never find in daily life, we met many people to cooperate in the future and overall made so many good memories!


noortevahetus youth exchange nyh greece mindfulnessOther comments or anything else you would like to share? You can answer in your mother tongue, if you want!

Lucas Docampo Gacio – Muchísimas gracias Noored Ühiskonna Heaks for this opportunity!

Anna Issajenko – I’m very grateful to the organisers and our team leader Alexandra Galking. She supported us every day and night. Thank you all for this project!

Aleksei Kuroljov – I really wish people to try this experience and see how it can improve their lives in many different ways. Conscious choices lead to a better future.

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