Leave Your Trace was a short-term EVS (European volunteer service) in a small Croatian village called Veliki Žitnik. We arrived on 12th August and we were there until 27th August 2018. There were volutneers from Czech republic, Latvia, Greece, Spain, Italy, Poland and Germany and we all got along very well. We played some great games, which helped us to remember the names of all participants very quickly and also to learn some stuff about each other.
In the middle of the summer somewhere in the east Netherlands fifty people from ten different countries meet for twelve sunny days to improve employability and entrepreneurship by enjoying the many inspiring outdoor activities and intensifying their behavioral cultural and emotional competencies. Young and inspiring Italians, Greeks, Czechs, Bulgarians, Romanians, Macedonians, Croatians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Netherlanders connected with local Dutch communities and improved personal and interpersonal skills, abilities and capacities.
In summer 2018, a Czech group participated in a project called Your Heart’s A Compass in Latvia, organised by our partner organisation Piedzivojuma Gars. The project offer space to explore connection to nature and through it, connecting to one self.
What did they leave the project with? Each of them with something else and therefore each has written a paragraph summing up their experience. Continue reading
What kind of impressions stay with you after a project ? What happens days and weeks after? Pavel participated in our project Care to Communicate that happened in May 2018 and he is sharing his impressions. Project was focusing on communication skills of young people and support in ways of finding authentic communication.
Youth exchange called Symposium – great opportunity to be a Greek ancient hero. The youth exchange took place in Hopeland – a really wonderful place where amazing people can live, work and really find themselves – it was an actual land of hope. The project setup was inspired by LARP – Live Action Roleplay so immediately after arrival, all of us – the participants, found themselves inside of the game og mythology and high stakes. In the beginning, we were divided into four ancient cities – Athens, Delphi, Corinth and Sparta. Our adventure was about to begin. We forgot our real lifes and we became part of Ancient Greece.