Youth Exchange, “In Nature we trust”, Italy

Merine (Province of Lecce), Puglia, South Italy, ITALY

11-17 April 2019

What is it about?

“In Nature we trust” youth exchange is a result and a natural consequence of “Mind your Mind”, a Strategic Partnership project between Spain, Greece and Italy, in which were developed the new techniques of work with youngsters on a base of Nature and Mindfulness. The project was born from the need to address wellbeing issues affecting european youngsters, namely the excessive use of technological devices and the lack of contact with the natural environment.

This youth exchange’s aim is to re-connect you with nature and themselves through innovative mindfulness and nature-based methods. The activities of the youth exchange will include the methods and techniques based on the use of natural elements (such as landscape, sounds, plants around us) with mindfulness-based ingredients (as awareness, meditation, breathing, hearing, touching, focusing, silence, contemplation, compassion, dancing).

What are the objectives?

  • Encourage reflection on the implications of technology abuse in everyday life among youngsters
  •  Foster the development of self-awareness, conscious living, and empowerment of participating local youngsters
  • Contribute to participating local youngsters’ appreciation of nature
  • Raise the youngsters’ concentration, sense of connectedness, meaning and purpose

Reduce anxiety, depression and  stress of youngsters through non-formal education and nature-based methods

With Who?

You will have the opportunity to meet people from different countries : Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, Poland, Estonia

How much ? Erasmus+ is covering 100% of the project.

Open for +22 years old 

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