Programme: Erasmus+ Youth, Key Action 1: youth exchange
Venue: Coma Ruga, Spain
Dates: 2—10 October 2021
National team size: 4+1GL
Participating countries: Spain, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Romania
Hosting organisation: AssociacioProgrames Educatius Open Europe
The idea behind the Youth Exchange OUTDOOR EUROPE is to create a project aimed at promoting physically active lifestyle and connection of European cultures through presenting European traditional games and outdoor activities.
The specific objectives that OUTDOOR EUROPE aims to achieve are as follows:
- emphasizing the importance of physical activity for one’s well-being through practicing different outdoor activities and underlying the benefits that they produce;
- promoting Europe’s cultural diversity through presenting games and outdoor activities that are traditional in different parts and cultures of Europe;
- emphasizing the importance of accepting and promoting cultural diversity through presenting the benefits of the concept of a multicultural European Union;
- improving the capacities of youth organizations for delivering beneficial sport and outdoor activities for activating youth in their communities, including marginalized young people.
During the Youth Exchange, the participants will have the chance to share and demonstrate sports, games and outdoor activities that are traditional for their country, and together as a group, work on creating one unifying European game. In addition to this primary activity, through an NGO presentation, intercultural learning workshops, European citizenship workshops, the participants will have an opportunity to tackle the topics of active European citizenship, fighting discrimination, cultural diversity and European cooperation.
Please, read the project description above, and note that if you want to participate in this Youth
Exchange, you will be engaged in performing sports, games, outdoor and other physical activities, and will interact with people from different cultures and with different cultural, social, religious, sexual orientation or other specific background.