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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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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 “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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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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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 // Training Course “Act Non Formal” in St. Andreasberg

ACT – do not hesitate, do not procrastinate, do not wait, DO something and do it! NON-FORMAL! Let’s make a strict line between formal and non-formal learning methods that was the main idea behind this project! Let’s make learning super funny and have two in one: entertainment + tangible outcomes! 42 participants from Italy, Greece, …

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Germany // Training Course “Train the trainers – Its up to me 4” in Braunlage

IT’S UP TO ME, IT’S UP TO YOU, IT’S UP TO US Day I: IT´S UP TO ME Wilderness, no internet, interculturality, learning processes, transformation, love, fun, joy, hard-working…Hmm…sounds like… Yes, you are right: Training Course, Train the Trainers, “It´s up to me 4”! Internally, we like to call it “Training Plus”. It has become …

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Abroad // Youth Exchange “Culture.World.We.” in Ukraine

8 days of the Culture.World.We. encounter came to an end. Working and hiking together, having fun, exchanging cultures and traditions, sharing smiles and international friendship will remain in our memories for a long time. During the encounter participants worked with creative media of theater and video. As a result of working together they have prepared six short …

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Abroad // Training Course “Supporting Employability through Self-Development” in Prizren, Kosovo

From the 21st to 28th of March, three participants have represented NaturKultur on a Training Course in Prizren, Kosovo, which is part of the project “Supporting Employability through Self-Development”. Thirty youngsters from ten different countries from the Balkan peninsula, Italy and Germany learned methods to improve young people’s employability skills, including communication training, time management and self-esteem. On …

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Abroad // Training Course “Flourishing Youth” in Northern Italy

In late September,  I took part in Flourishing Youth – Training Course on positive psychology in youth work organized by the Anatta Foundation and co-funded by Erasmus+. Over the course of almost a week I learned the principles and methodology of this relatively new field of psychology. I found the intersection of scientific research and …

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Germany // Training Course “Learn IT Tools” in Hohegeiß

Middle of the Spring, 23-30 May 2016 and 38 young people coming from 10 different countries (Azerbaijan, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Germany, Egypt, Albania, Ukraine, Turkey and Spain) with their smart phones and computers in Hohegeiß, a village of a German small town Braunlage. What is this about? What are these people with …

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Abroad // Training Course “Who wants to be an Entrepreneur?” in Limassol, Cyprus

Businesses have a far more important mission than delivering the services and products promised. The culture formed within the society of a firm, shapes employees’ personality which in turn has an impact on the greater society. It is therefore, vital, that competent entrepreneurs cultivate healthy attributes when leading their businesses and create an environment where …

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Germany // Youth Exchange “Culture. World. Me” in Menslage

From the 31st of October until the 7th of November 20 youngsters met up for the international cultural exchange „Culture.World.Me.“ in Menslage, Lower Saxony. One half of the participants were from Germany the other half from Ukraine. The broad Workshop offer from the youth encounter dealt with questions such as: What is culture actually? Where …

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Germany // Training Course “Be part of the solution” in Braunlage

“Be part of the solution” was a conflict resolution training that was held in the small city of Braunlage in Central Germany from the 1-7th of December 2015. There were 45 youngsters and youth workers that came to learn how to build peace between each other, how to organize projects and activities that will bring …

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