Resilient You(th) — Latvia


Programme: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: youth exchange

Dates: 10—19 July 2022 

Venue: Burtnieki, Latvia

Please read the info-pack. If you’d like to take part, please submit your application (link can be found in the info-pack) ASAP, no later than 17th May

National team size: 5 participants (aged 18-21) and 1 group leader (aged 22-25 years)

Hosting organisation: Club “The House”

Project description:

Do you wish to discover more about yourself?

Do you enjoy the outdoors and wish to learn to cooperate with others better?

If yes, then “Resilient YOU(th) might be for you!

Resilient YOU(th) is all about encouraging youngsters to create inclusive communities through peer to peer learning methods. At the same time, focusing on raising self-awareness by exploring a way to trust the process and cooperate with others.

During eight days you will be given a chance to discover:

  • What are your strengths, and how you can use them
  • How to be more caring towards yourself and others
  • How to cooperate with others towards a common goal
  • How you can connect with others from different countries
  • How to guide your learning

This project aims to combine learning with well-spent time in an inclusive community while participating in many indoor and outdoor activities.

You will get the chance to explore a new focus and clarity about yourself and others.

You will:

  • learn outside in different settings;
  • create a shared living space with the rest of the group;
  • discover practical ways how to include yourself and others;
  • create and organise activities for each other;
  • go on adventures in Latvian wilderness;
  • share your learnings within an intercultural group;
  • have an unforgettable summer experience!

In 8 days you will LEARN, COOPERATE AND DISCOVER within an intercultural group of 30 youngsters from 5 countries.

How we do it:

As in all of our activities, we work with the idea of learning by doing. This means that we carefully design a space for our participants where they can create and experiment and discover with our additional guidance. 

During some days in the programme, we will be sleeping outdoors. Here is what you expect from sleeping outside in Latvian wilderness:

  • Summer is great for doing outdoor activities.
  • Be prepared for rapid weather changes – one moment it can rain, the other – it can be hot
  • Due to weather changes, layering clothes is key to enjoying your camping experience, and rain protection is a must-have.
  • Wear suitable clothing to protect yourself from insect bites and ticks. Insect repellant is a must-have, as mosquitoes are quite active from spring to autumn.
  • Latvia is a pretty flat country – the highest point is only 312 meters
  • If you stumble upon a Latvian, remember that we are very introverted people

As a participant you are:

  • 18-21 years old
  • interested in nature and outdoor games
  • preferably without any previous experience with Erasmus+ projects
  • excited to improve your cooperation skills
  • curious to discover and create different ways of learning for themselves and others
  • curious to encounter new experiences
  • able to freely communicate in English

As a group leader you are:

  • 22-25 years old,
  • excited about outdoor games and activities
  • preferably have some background in working with groups
  • enthusiastic, supportive, willing to take the initiative and encourage others
  • willing to work more with us and give input in creating the project
  • ready to develop and deliver workshops for the group
  • able to freely communicate in English

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