Boomerang — Greece

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Programme: Erasmus+ Youth, Key Action 1: youth exchange

Veneu: Hopeland, Argos, Greece

Dats: 20—30 October 2021

National team size: Vojtěch Žák (GL), Marta Valuma, Jasmin Plazek, Stefan Kurzbauer, Kateřina Gončarová

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Participating countries: Greece, Latvia, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic

Hosting organisation: Roes Cooperativa

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Project report:  

Can you catch the Boomerang?

For “Boomerang” 40 people from 8 different European nations gathered in Greece to increase their employability by learning about their own strengths and weaknesses and discovering their goals in life.

As a part of this Group, we arrived in Hopeland on the 20th of October 2021. Hopeland is a magical place in the middle of nowhere on the peninsula Peloponnese.
Between olive trees and vineyards we found ourselves sleeping in mud houses and tipi tents. To become tough and enjoy the view of the beautiful night sky, we took cold showers outside.


The first few days we got to know each other and played games where we learned to adapt to different situations and requirements and trained our reflection skills.

One whole day we dedicated ourselves to an economic simulation where we paid each other for services or got grants from the “Government” for improving Hopeland. We also had to save money for our life goals(eg. having kids) and learned that you should always get insurance. After the simulation we developed our own educational games and implemented them during the project. One game for example focused on decision making and sent us on a journey through hopeland, where we were presented with moral dilemmas and ended up taking different paths depending on our answers. This taught us to trust our decisions and take our individual paths.

We are glad that we had the chance to participate in this exchange which was co-funded by the ErasmusPlus programme of the EU. During the project we threw the Boomerang. Now it is on us to catch it by implementing the learnings into our daily lives.

 

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