Programme & action: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: Youth Exchange
Venue: Valdagno, Italy
Dates: 11-20 June 2018
Participants: Jakub Cieślar, Karolína Matochová, Martina Rybová, Hana Kovačicová
Group leader: Nikola Škodáková
Participating countries: Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania
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Hosting organisation: Studio Progetto Onlus Cooperativa Sociale
Ciao! My friends and I were participating in project that was situated in Valdagno (Castelvecchio to be precise) in Italy from 11th to 20th June. The topic was “A.D.D.I.C.T.E.D” and we found out a lot of information about addictions. There were five people from each country: Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Bulgaria.
Our accomodation was simple, located near mountains and beautiful nature. As a group, we went through a lot of activities that united us as a one piece- which was amazing. The participants of the project were skilled people full of inspiration and ideas. We got to know each other, our countries, habits and languages. The main point of sharing was to share the problem of addictions in our country, which we did and were really surprised by the results. For the whole time of the project, we were talking about addictions, how it changes our life and what kind of impact it has. Many participants had a lot of knowledge and shared it with us.
There was always someone from the organization and if not, we were self-sufficient enough to deal with problems or to come up with another activities. Our programme was not that strict, but we had to participate in every activity. We had also a chance to meet local people in another city and talk with them, which was really nice and we learnt about the situation in local cities.
The main advantage of this project was the power of the group. We were as a one. We understood each other and were sharing a lot of experince. On the free day, we arranged about three different trips to other cities and mountains, which was amazing.
I believe that erasmus + is one of the best ways how to experience and really get to know other countries, cities and their inhabitants. We all have to tolerate each other and be open to new things, even though they are not always positive. Keep erAsMUSING.