koolitus youth exachnge nyh italy peace craneName of the project:  “PEACE CRANE” Youth Exchange

Date: 11th –  20th April, 2024

City/Country: Altamura, Italy


What was the main topic of the project?

Maria-Helena Okas – Peace.

Silvia Suits – peace activism and active citizenship.

Aleksander – peace.

Viktoriia Karpinska – Spreading peace and love.

Eleonora Järg – Learn about peace and history.


What were the biggest learning moments of the event for you?koolitus youth exachnge nyh italy peace crane

Maria-Helena Okas – Sharing war stories with participants from different countries – Seeing how the war affected generations. Discussing how we can bring more peace.

Silvia Suits – Grasping knowledge about history of others countries and improving language skills.

Aleksander – visiting town Matera.

Viktoriia Karpinska – I really liked the business game with managing budget of your country, trying to do it as good as possible.

Eleonora Järg – Biggest learning moment was for me that because every persone is so different, that they have very different views in life and thats OK and you can’t change that.


Do you have any plans to c0ntinue being active in the field? If yes, in which way?

Maria-Helena Okas –Yes. I would love to be part of more Erasmus+ projects. Maybe volunteer in Estonian projects, but also definitely go somewhere more.

Silvia Suits – Yes, firstly, having more projects related to activism and peace activism. Secondly, volunteering in origin country and abroad.

koolitus youth exachnge nyh italy peace craneAleksander – I will definetly look for more projects.

Viktoriia Karpinska – Probably I’ll try to find another similar project to participate.

Eleonora Järg – I have. I would like to go to an another project.


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

Maria-Helena Okas – Definitely 100% worth it. Every second on Erasmus+ is an experience through which we can learn more about ourselves and as well about the world.

Silvia Suits – Yes, absolutely! It is a great option to make new friends and relationships. It helps you to expand your possibilities in numerous areas and also create new ones.

Aleksander – Yes, it was very exhilirating and awesome for me.

Viktoriia Karpinska – I would definitely recommend. I liked the atmosphere and vibes of the project.

Eleonora Järg – I would recommend because it was an amazing experience. You can meet a lot on new people who are all very different which makes it even more interesting. You learn new things and see new places.koolitus youth exachnge nyh italy peace crane


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

Maria-Helena Okas – If you are doubting whether to go or not on Erasmus+ — just do it!

Silvia Suits – It was an amazing experience! I would like to take part in further projects! Thank you for this chance!


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