koolitus youth exchange nyh spain inclusivityName of the project: “BlendLINE” Youth Exchange

Date: 26th March – 03rd April, 2024

City/Country: Belorado, Spain


What was the main topic of the project?

Janne Emilie Lasson – Inclusivity.

Joonas Sooneste – Inclusivity and Stereotypes.

Carola-Elisabeth Anter – to create a vibrant tapestry of creativity, breaking down societal barriers and embracing them.

Gertrud Pajus – Stereotypes, we talked about inclusion and exclusion.

Kelly Princess Jevgenia Alanya Espinoza – Inclusion and Diversity, Stereotype Disruption, Cultural Appreciation, Empowerment, Collaborative Connection, Erasmus+.

Roos Marie Karmel Pšenitšnaja – Inclusivity, art, breaking stereotypes, integration, cultural diversity.

Bohdana Kriuchkova – Inclusivity, embracing the diversity.koolitus youth exchange nyh spain inclusivity


What were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?

Janne Emilie Lasson – People, their personalities.

Joonas Sooneste – How much cultural differences affect relationships between people.

Carola-Elisabeth Anter – Learning about different cultures, about people from different cultures and how they celebrate Easter.

Gertrud Pajus – Probably learning about new countries, people, religions and how different customs of cultures are, also practicing my English.

Kelly Princess Jevgenia Alanya Espinoza – I would say that my biggest learning moment was when I got to know about different cultures.

koolitus youth exchange nyh spain inclusivity  Roos Marie Karmel Pšenitšnaja – My biggest learning moment was that patience is the key among with communication. Patience is needed when working with others, waiting for results of your own work, even understanding yourself takes patience let alone understanding your peers. Even diving into the topic means patience since we first need to get to know each other and establish common grounds for peaceful coexisting. 🙂

Bohdana Kriuchkova – The majority is not always right and that you should stick up to your principles and beliefs no matter what.


Do you have any plans to continue being active in the field? If yes, in which way?

Janne Emilie Lasson – Yes, i would like to volunteer and participate in other projects.

Joonas Sooneste – In the field of the topic of the project? No, the topic was pretty random and self-evident.

Carola-Elisabeth Anter – Probably yes, because I loved my previous first project. I would probably participate in more youth exchanges and maybe be a group leader when I’m old enough because our group leader was just amazing and she was a role model for me. She was just amazing!koolitus youth exchange nyh spain inclusivity

Gertrud Pajus – I’d love to join some other youth exchange projects in the future but maybe some countries closer to Estonia so the customs between participants wouldn’t vary so hugely.

Kelly Princess Jevgenia Alanya Espinoza – Yes, I do. I plan to participate in youth exchanges on different topics, that I would be interested in, with people from different countries.

Roos Marie Karmel Pšenitšnaja – I plan on leading workshops and events, giving a helping hand in every way possible to promote the development of the field.

Bohdana Kriuchkova – Yes, I’d like to participate in Erasmus+ projects.


Would you recommend this experience to your friends? If yes, why? If no, why not?

Janne Emilie Lasson – I would, definitely.

Joonas Sooneste – Definitely NO.

Carola-Elisabeth Anter – Overall I would recommend erasmus+ projects because you find out things you didn’t know before.

Gertrud Pajus – I would definitely recommend this kind of project because they are very eye-opening and developing.

Kelly Princess Jevgenia Alanya Espinoza – Yes, because they can get travel experience and make new friends.

Roos Marie Karmel Pšenitšnaja – Of course, because every project is a learning experience whether it be negative or positive. The connections made will last for a lifetime as well as the knowledge of different cultural backgrounds and traditions.

koolitus youth exchange nyh spain inclusivityBohdana Kriuchkova – I’d recommend it, though it was difficult sometimes.


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

Janne Emilie Lasson – Taking part in this kind of projects is a great opportunity, while you are young, you should always take any possibility to travel and get to know other people and just spend your time with joy and fun.

Carola-Elisabeth Anter – Our group leader Roosi was so amazing and the estonian team was so amazing and I couldn’t have wished for a better team and a group leader. koolitus youth exchange nyh spain inclusivity

Gertrud Pajus – It was my first project and unfortunately it wasn’t as good and educational as I expected. It doesn’t mean I don’t want to participate in these kinds of projects anymore I just hope to get a little better experience next time.

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