MATRISKS – For a Better Preparation of Young Participants in Youth Projects — Romania


Programme: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Dates: 6—15 December 2021

Venue: Busteni, Romania

Please read the info-pack, daily activities schedule and project booklet. Please also see the project catalogue, booklet, calendar and Fb group.


Participating countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, North Macedonia, Poland, Spain, Turkey and Romania

Czech team: Martin Zeman, Jiří Dobeš, Furkan Yiğit Özgören

Project report: 

 Welcome to Romania! Welcome to the world full of happy people, fun, friendship and honesty. It was my pleasure to travel to Romania (Busteni) with two other Czech people on the 7th June. We were really excited about the project “MATRISKS – For a Better Preparation of Young Participants in Youth Projects” that ended on the 15st June. There were 16 people from each country: the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Latvia, Lithuania, France and Italy. 

Thanks to the perfect preparation and organization of our leaders – Joe and Bogdan we were able to create a wonderful team without any single mistake! During a lot of activities we got to know each other better and better and thanks to many group works, we were able to cooperate quite easily. We were dealing, for example with risk matrix and the risk analysis sheet, to be applied in training young people with different types of reduced opportunity for mobility and in implementing youth exchanges for a better risk management. Presentation of our results allowed us to practice English and move our level a little bit higher!

Moreover, we experienced quite a lot from Romania vital culture – Romania evening, real old Carpatian forest with waterfall, great Romanian food, drinks and we had a lot of opportunities to explore the city of Brasov including the amazing views from famous city hill.

Considering it all, this project had something special in itself. Everything was so calm, pretty and amazing, like somewhere in the dream. What is glorious is the cooperation between nations, realizing that the increasing satisfaction, quality and the degree of success of the youth projects and integration young people with reduced opportunities inmobility projects are basically the most important thing and every individual can do something to make the situation better. During the project, we practically learned to apply the tools and had at disposal dozens of situations and solutions identified both in the project sessions and in the exchange of experiences between them. For all of us this was only the beginning. Now, when we are back home we can try to realize our ideas and be happy if any of them will come true. We can start with creating a lot of beautiful things or we can use education as the most powerful weapon to change the world. Everything is up to us!

To sum it up, if there is no EYCB as the great group allowing a lot of people to do amazing things EYCB would have to be invented! Thank a lot every single person allowing these projects to happen! 

                                                                                                                                                 Martin Zeman

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