YOUTH GOING BACK TO NATURE
30 months, from the 1st of May 2023 until the 1st of November 2025.
The project has the following aims:
- Enhance practicing environmentally sustainable outdoor activities and make them efficient and accessible for young people with fewer opportunities (YPFO)
- Create innovative ways to engage the most vulnerable young people in Environmentally Sustainable Outdoors Activities (ESOA)
- Connect the youth community for better understanding and enhancement of environmentally sustainable outdoors activities
- Empower young people with fewer opportunities and the youth community to apply environmentally sustainable outdoors activities.
The project ‘’Youth Going Back to Nature – Engage, Connect, Empower’’ (YGBN) aims to aid young people with fewer opportunities in their mental and physical improvement, personal and professional development by bringing them back to nature through Environmentally Sustainable Outdoor Activities (ESOA).
The objective of YGBN is to enhance practicing ESOA, making them innovative and accessible to the young people across the 6 partnering countries –Bulgaria, Belgium, Lithuania, Italy, Estonia, Croatia.
Environmentally sustainable outdoors activities facilitate inclusion and provide therapy for the youth with disabilities and young people with health problems. Youth at risk can find their place in a welcoming community, gain confidence in their abilities, find inner peace and purpose. Through ESOA young women become aware and appreciate their strengths, embrace their potential.
- Young people with fewer opportunities
- Young people with disabilities
- Young women
- Youth workers and educators
The project will consist in three core moments:
- Three Learning Exchange Events (LEE) for the 6 partnering organizations, each event will be dedicated to one of the target groups: youth with disabilities and health problems, young women and youth at risk. The events will be a chance to exchange and bring together each organization expertise in order to create better and innovative approaches to facilitate the engagement of young people and bring them “Back to Nature”.
- Toolkits will be created and designed in a creative way and will contain the best practices and innovative approaches, developed during the LEEs, to engage young people with fewer opportunities in ESOA.
- Each LEE will be documented through a 5 minutes accessible and inclusive video illustrating outdoors activities and summarizing the most interesting and memorable parts of the LEEs.
- Paint and Quarter Horse Foundation (Bulgaria)
- KLIETUVOS JURU MUZIEJUS (Lithuania)
- Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Trekkify (Italy)
- Equilibre MTÜ (Estonia)
- Quality Education in Europe for Sustainable Social Transformation (QUEST) (Belgium)
- O.A.ZA. – ODRŽIVA ALTERNATIVA ZAJEDNICI (Croatia)
This project is under the KA220-YOU – COOPERATING PARTNERSHIP IN YOUTH n°0ED0E47A
This project is funded with the support of the European Commission. This publication reflects only the personal views of its author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for the use of the information contained therein.
Mia Schmallenbach, Project Manager (QUEST): [email protected]