Sustainable Lifestyle — Slovenia

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ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: youth exchange

Venue: Markovci, Šalovci district, Slovenia

Dates: 22 August—1 September 2022

Please read the info-pack

National team size: 5 participants (aged 16-30) + 1 group leader (18+)

Hosting organisation: Association Connect

Project description:

We believe that sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle becoming increasingly important in times of excessive consumerism.

Participation in this youth exchange will help young people to become more familiar with the topic of sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle. It will also encourage them to become aware of the importance of strengthening their competences, intercultural awareness, personal development, empowerment and active citizenship. The aim of the youth exchange is to encourage young people, to learn about their personal development and growth, and to become active members of their communities, contributing their share to sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle in their local communities.

This youth exchange will take place in Salovci, Slovenia and will bring together young people from six European countries: Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Lithuania. Through this project, young people from 6 countries will live together for 11 days.

Project will enable young participants to debate about the topic of sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle. Participants will also be encouraged to think about the world around them, to express themselves and to think about the ideas with which they could improve the existing situation in their communities.

The methods of work will be in the form of non-formal education and learning from a practical work. The activities of the project will be various and participants will have the chance to enjoy different methodologies such as icebreakers, energizers, warm up activities, group work, discussions, learning by doing, inter-cultural nights and outdoor activities included in a series of workshops and activities connected with environmental protection and recycling.

This project is also a great opportunity for young people to learn about another country, culture, language, broaden their horizons and get new ideas for the future.

ACTIVITIES / PROGRAMME

  • Name games, know each other, ice breakings, trust games…
  • Presentations of countries and organizations
  • Erasmus+ Program and Youth Pass tools
  • Reflection groups: There will be times every day to prepare the Youth Pass and reflect about the daily activities, skills, attitudes and knowledge.
  • Evaluations: time every morning for a short evaluation about the previous day (feelings, activities, stuff, etc.) We will plan enough time for a final evaluation in order to know how the full experience was and prepare the Youth Pass.
  • Intercultural dinner after the first day activity. Every team should bring some typical food or/and drink specialties from their Country.
  • Trip to Murska Sobota and Expano center.
  • Free day at swimming pool in Murska Sobota. IMPORTANT: bring swimsuits and towels!

PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS

  • Age: 16–30
  • 5 young participants from each country plus 1 group leader –> total 6 participants
  • Please, try to keep gender balance in your group! 3 girls, 3 boys!
  • English is our working language, but it is not obligation. We will have some meetings and discussions so it will be recommended at least basic knowledge or translation into your groups. Don ́t be afraid of language! We will find the way to solve it!
  • People who are interested in the topic.
  • Young people who share the volunteering spirit.
  • Young, motivated, nice, cheerful, smiling participants and good mood!!

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