koolitus youth exchange nyh portugal PRO(F)LITERACY 2.0Name of the project: “PRO(F)LITERACY 2.0”  Youth Exchange

Date: 12th –  18th June, 2024

City/Country: Braga, Portugal


What was the main topic of the project?

Anni Maria Pearson – Financial literacy.

Rasmus Ründva – Financial Literacy.

Sandra Tarve – Financial literacy.

Kelly Kardin – financial literacy.

Kristiina Kivimäe – Financial literacy.

Henry Ilves – Financial literacy.


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

Anni Maria Pearson – To not make assumptions about people — they will surprise you!koolitus youth exchange nyh portugal PRO(F)LITERACY 2.0

Rasmus Ründva – As it was my first Erasmus+ youth exchange, I learned to communicate with cultures that are very different from mine and to overcome cultural differences, for example language barrier. I remember that one of our tasks was to walk around the market streets of Braga and discuss with local entrepreneurs about their challenges and successes in their careers. As the locals did not speak English and neither did most of us speak Portuguese, we tackled the problem by using the local participants’ translating skills complimented with our body language inspired by our new Italian friends.

Sandra Tarve – I learned about financial literacy practices in different countries and that Estonia is considered to have higher savings rates compared to Latvia, Italy, Portugal and Greece.

Kelly Kardin – I think my biggest learning moment was that never have too high expectations.

Kristiina Kivimäe – Learning how to manage our finances.

Henry Ilves – Discovering diferent cultures.


koolitus youth exchange nyh portugal PRO(F)LITERACY 2.0Do you have any plans to c0ntinue being active in the field? If yes, in which way?

Anni Maria Pearson – Definitely with the topic, as it is something that is activly a part of everyday life.

Rasmus Ründva – Yes. First of all, I’d love to participate in other youth exchanges as this experience – amazing participants, increased cultural knowledge and well-organised project (and great parties) – was unparalleled and so much worth it. I also see myself working in a similar field as this project, further enhancing my experience.

Sandra Tarve – Yes, I would like to learn more about financial literacy because I think that it is crucial because it impacts our lives and the economy and society as a whole.

Kelly Kardin – Yes, I wanna learn more about financial literacy.

Kristiina Kivimäe – Yes. Financial literacy is usable in our everyday lives.

Henry Ilves – No.


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

Anni Maria Pearson – I wouldn’t recommend a youth exchange as the topic is lightly touched and discussed. The facilitator was great, one of the best I have had. However, the group together might have been to big and not connected well.

Rasmus Ründva – Yes! In just a week, I met so many great and interesting people all around Europe with different backgrounds, stories and lifestyle. And of course, it was also accompanied with experiencing the amazing local Portuguese culture.

Sandra Tarve – Yes, I would, because this program provides a unique opportunity to learn about financial practices and economic conditions in different countries.koolitus youth exchange nyh portugal PRO(F)LITERACY 2.0

Kelly Kardin – Yes, I think everyone should try at least one youth exchange and see if they like it or not. Great new experience.

Kristiina Kivimäe – Yes. Erasmus projects and people are amazing.

Henry Ilves – Yes, ability to meet new amazing and like-minded people. Discover new and beatiful places all across Europe.


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

Rasmus Ründva – I am wholeheartedly recommending everyone to step outside their comfort zone and participate in an youth exchange at least once in their life. Aitäh!

Sandra Tarve – Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in this youth exchange program.


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