Into the woods

Into the woods

2016-2-LT02-KA105-004865 Generated on: Mar 3, 2018 Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals Action Type: Youth mobility Project Title Into the...

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2016-2-LT02-KA105-004865

Generated on: Mar 3, 2018

Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals Action Type: Youth mobility

Project Title

Into the woods Good practice example

Project Coordinator Organisation

Elektrenu kulturos centras

Address

Draugystes str. 2 , LT-26110 Elektrenai , Vilniaus apskritis , LT

Website

www.kcelektrenai.lt

Project Information Identifier

2016-2-LT02-KA105-004865

Start Date

Sep 9, 2016

End Date

Apr 8, 2017

EC Contribution

19,224 EUR

Partners

Topics

NGO Youth Club Active (EE) , TRIPS SARDINIA YOUTH GROUP NGOS (IT) , Jaunatne smaidam (LV) , Associação Intercultural Amigos da Mobilidade (PT) , Eurobug, International Youth Work Training and Collaboration Limited (IE) Health and wellbeing ; Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy) ; Creativity and culture

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Project Summary Pretty often in these days young people cannot imagine their life without informqtion technologies, computer, smart phone and internet. But... What if someone would leave us outside civilized and urbanized world and put into wild nature? Probably it would be a huge challenge and fight for surviving. Despite the fact, that many people forget benefits of wild nature, others may wish to run away from urbanized cities into the woods, to feel the harmony of the mother nature, while leaving all troubles and worries behind however, they may not have the basic skills for that. With this project we wanted to show our natural environment as basic need of everyday life and change youngsters attitude to it. Youth Exchange Project „Into the Woods“ gathered together 36 young people from different parts of Europe, aged between 17 and 26 years. Youngsters came from Ireland, Latvia, Estonia, Italy, Portugal and Lithuania. Each country had a group of 5 participants plus 1 leader. Lithuanian group, had 5 young people and 2 group leaders. “Into the woods” is a youth exchange project, which addressed topics of health and well-being, healthy lifestyle, surviving in the nature, creativity and culture. All activities were in a strong connection with a nature and basic preparations how to survive in it. Despite the fact, that majority of the activities were focused on overcoming different challenges, difficulties in the nature, with the help of other participants. At the same time participating people got to know their strengths, weaknesses, their personal reaction to extreme situations, developed their leading, communication in foreign language skills, gained new knowledge about surviving in the nature. Furthermore, during all activities people worked in outdoor and non-formal education methodologies, which helped them to break the stereotypes, find new friends, gain valuable information about different countries and their cultures and create a safe environment for young people to develop. We think that only while being outdoors and in challenging activities people can see himself/herself from a different angle and learn about cultural differences. All himself/herself from a different angle and learn about cultural differences. All these activities took part in the training center „Daugirdiškės“, Lithuania, from 21th to 30th of October, 2016. Goals of this project were to: - get young people to pay attention to importance of the nature in today’s computerized world, make active free-time in nature attractive to them, also to grant knowledge and skills of survival in the nature; - widen participant’s cultural cognition when doing team tasks in nature, develop personal competences of young people which would help them to orientate in various situations more efficiently, increasing their chances to be seen in the work market faster. Reachable outcomes: - to provide all 8 lifelong learning competences for young people linking it with the competences of the “Youthpass” certificate, seeking acquired competences recognition; - to provide young people with ideas and opportunities of how they could actively and creatively spend time in nature with their friends; - to develop tolerance, critical thinking and analytical skills; - help young people to find their strengths and weaknesses; - to get participants to understand the value, benefits and importance of the nature; - to develop tolerant and wholesome youth; - to get acquainted with other cultures, get to understand the similarities and differences between them;

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- to create friendly and safe environment where every participant could improve and realize himself. We used Youthpass and online learning badges tool (http://www.use.badgecraft.eu) as a key activity to reflect on learning process and to construct further learning path for participants.

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