You Need It or You Want It — Romania


ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: youth exchange

Venue: Busteni, Romania

Dates: 20 February—3 March 2023

National team size: 4 participants (aged 17—25) +1 group leader (18+) 

Please read the info-pack and the daily activities schedule

Hosting organisation: Oden Nehoiu

Project description:

“YOU NEED IT OR YOU WANT IT” is a youth exchange that will take place in Romania between 20 February and 3 March 2023 with 42 participants from 8 countries.

The aim of the project is to prevent and combat the negative effects of uncontrolled and irresponsible consumption on the quality of life and the sustainability of the environment


  1. increasing the responsibility of youngsters to reduce uncontrolled consumption of products, resources and services and limiting harmful effects on healthy life
  2. promoting upcycling of wastes and reusable materials as a tool for avoid or limit pollution of environment
  3. increase employability of youngsters from small communities by developing entrepreneurial initiatives for valorize trash and recyclable materials

The methodology is based on non-formal education methods including presentations, world cafe, up-cycling, entrepreneurial education, media and video creation etc. The project activities will be preparation, introduction, getting to know each other, workshops in plenary and teams, outdoor activities, intercultural evenings, visits, reflection and evaluation according to agenda.

Final products expected: role plays, videos, up-cycled objects and a guide with all information, methods, tools, solutions.

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