Minou+Kaja

Minou and Kaja in Blanes // Video

From Summer 2019 until Spring 2020, Minou and Kaja were spending their ESC Voluntary Service in Blanes, Spain, where they were working at Marimurtra Botanical Garden. But – how was that experience for them, and what’s it like to be a volunteer? Watch the video below and find out! Video: Andrei Matalyha, BlindBear Production
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Clarissa in Blanes, Spain // 1st Report

Es gibt Tage, an denen die Zeit zu schleichen scheint…Wenn ich jetzt aber zurückblicke und sehe, was alles in meinen nun schon fast drei ersten Monaten alles passiert ist –inklusive WG-partys, Schwimmen im Meer (man wird ziemlich schief angesehen im November), Champagnerfrühstück und atemberaubenden Wanderungen-, bin ich doch sehr überrascht!     Zugegeben, der Anfang …

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Abroad // Training Course “Get Updated” in Struga, North Macedonia

From the 1st to the 10th of September, two youth workers from Germany represented NaturKultur e.V. on a Training Course in Struga, North Macedonia. The TC is the second event of the Erasmus+ project “Get Updated: Project for Professional Development of Youth Workers”, this time focusing on communication skills for youth workers and conflict management. …

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Abroad // Training Course “No Hate Speech” in Braga, Portugal

The focus of the project was on online and offline hate speech. In order to raise awareness about the topic, there were applied different activities and methods, such as: group presentations, debates, living libraries, community guest speakers, etc. During the project, each group had to elaborate one specific topic related to hate speech. The different …

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Abroad // Youth Exchange “Let’s Dance Together” in Fuzine, Croatia

NATARAJA is a Sanskrit word that means the king of dance. It is truly the divine dancing aspect of God who defeat the demons by dancing above them. It represents the eternal flow, the primitive blow that maintain the creation together and guarantees that the sun will rise again every day. The whole creation is …

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Abroad // Training Course “Youth Work for Equality and Unity” in Caserta, Italy

On a farm 80km from Naples, Italy, a group of about 30 youth from all over Europe gathered for a week long training course about migration and human rights. The project was titled “Youth Work For Equality and Unity” #YW4EU. The other countries besides our German team that were represented at the training were Italy, …

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Abroad // Youth Exchange “Say No to Discrimination” in Fuzine, Croatia

Words can not even describe what we have experienced in a small village in Croatia called Fužine. The big and cozy guesthouse was brought to life by 35 young and motivated people. All participants came from seven different countries – Croatia, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Spain and Turkey. Every individual or even a group of …

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Abroad // Youth Exchange “Understanding our Human Rights for a Better EU” in Ayia Napa, Cyprus

About 60 young people from 12 different countries came together in Ayia Napa, which is located at the south coast of Cyprus, to learn about this exciting topic of active citizenship. Here is the story of 4 members of the German Team who shared their valuable experience. Lea (18) “I’ve never been to an #ErasmusProject …

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Hanno in Beirut, Lebanon // 2nd Report

Irgendwie ist alles anders gekommen, als geplant. Mein ESC in Beirut hatte gerade an Fahrt gewonnen, ich hatte meine ersten eigenen Projekte, war in verschiedenen NGOs eingespannt und viele gute Freund*innen gefunden. Ich hatte mein eigenes Schulprojekt, habe einen Projektantrag für ein UNICEF-Projekt mitgeschrieben, habe mich mit vielen anderen Gruppen vernetzt und bin einem Chor …

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Germany // Training Course “Train the trainers: It’s up to me 5” in Garlstedt

The main goal of It’s up to me it’s to give young trainers all the necessary skills they will need in their work: team management, conflict resolution, communicational skills…  For this fifth edition, we decided to maintain a regular “diary” of what was happening during the project so those who haven’t been able to assist …

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Abroad // Training Course “Act out of the Box” in Coimbra, Portugal

In the beginning of January 2019, we, Lina Iona and Sarah, had the chance to leave the cold country of Germany and travel to sunny Montemor-o-Velho in Portugal. We were ready for ten days of working and living with a big group of people, as we were part of the Erasmus+ Training Course “Act out …

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Germany // Youth Exchange “Act Non-Formal vol.2!” in Bremen

Act Non-formal vol.2! aimed to provide new innovative methods and skills for youth workers to include marginalized youth into the society and provide opportunities for them to develop their non-formal education skills. This TC wanted to bring young people from different cultures closer together, and help them to express and reflect their opinion, gain self-confidence and take active …

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Germany // Youth Exchange “Make music. Not war.” in Syke

What a paradise it is to escape the world of conflicts and to come to an amazing place with beautiful surrounding to perform music! 45 young people from Palestine, Israel, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece and Germany came to Syke and colored it with sounds, passion, love and friendships! Organizations from these countries …

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Germany // Training Course “Recognition of youthworker/s” in Garlstedt

Recognition of youth worker/s was more than a training course and networking seminar. This project that had only 5 working days had a big mission. 35 youth workers with different backgrounds and level of experience have come together to start the process of changing International Youth work and getting the youth worker profession recognized on a …

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Abroad // Training Course “Better Together” in Barcelona, Spain

Study visit “Better Together” took place in Barcelona, 11-15 March 2018. One of the members of our team, Viktoria Panfilovich, went there as the coordinator of the German group representing NaturKultur e.V, Here you can read a bit about her experience: 19 young people – social workers, volunteers, youth workers, NGO employees – from Spain, Ukraine …

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Germany // Youth Exchange “Complaining on High Level” in Garnholt

Complaining on high level was a youth exchange that was held in Garnholt, Germany from 28th of April- 5th of May 2012. There were 24 youngsters from 4 different countries – Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany and Italy. “Complaining on high level” was a multicultural youth exchange about consumption where we have discussed how things …

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