The project ‘Make the change come true – Live your life sustainable 3’ wants to continue this line by promoting an awareness treading of resources and the environment, as well as healthy behaviours through young people from different European countries through outdoor education and activities in a social context. Employability and social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities will be strengthen through these activities. Youngsters are the key for our future and the next generations in our society. So they are the base in each country and culture, which should be as stable and strong as possible especially in our nowadays political and sociological surroundings. Within this YE, young people will reflect themselves and the lifestyles in their countries and regions, concerning agriculture, foresting, healthy lifestyles. This project will allow them a glimpse behind the scene of natural food origin and production, as well as it will give them the responsibility and reliableness. The aim of the project is to mediate intercultural learning, giving youngsters the opportunity to learn about themselves and to take over responsibility with content-related inputs about the topic. During the project, they will discuss why a sustainable way of thinking and living can foster the employability of young people, so that they will be able to identify themselves with this way of thinking and treading their environment and resources. The aim is to connect these learning effects with a lot of fun through outdoor activities, to wake up their interests of a healthy work life-balance, which they will develop during the seminar with the help of the activities by themselves or with the help and input of the other group members. A main interest is to empower them in sharing and argue for their opinion. So the participants are going home very brave, motivated and keenly experimental to become active by themselves.
The exchange will take place at Marienwiese in Erfurt, which gives many possibilities for outdoor activities and offers a good learning environment. This place is perfect for such an exchange, because the young people can discover the nature but they are near to a middle size city in central Germany, where also other locations within the city can be reached easily. So we can provide a well-balanced atmosphere for being active and focusing on themselves and the group in the exchange.
Together with the partner organisations, new projects and initiatives will be realized. To continue the partnership and cooperation also after the third YE within this line, all the partners will be empowered to support their participants in events on local level. During the whole exchange the working method will be non-formal education, so that most of the inputs come from the participants, so they will gain a lot of new competences through simulations, presentations, games, self-development etc.
CGE Erfurt e.V. is during this exchange the host organisation. 25 participants and 5 group leaders from the following countries will take part: Greece, Germany, Italy, Poland and Macedonia. The project will take place from 02.09 – 09.09.2015 in Erfurt, Thuringia.
The project will be supported by