Applications for Youth exchange in Latvia 13-22 June 2020

2020-03-01 01:00 - 2020-03-15 23:00

We can already feel the breath of summer coming thanks to the fully-funded youth exchange brought by our partners from Latvia that will happen in June and will finish with a celebration of the longest day of the year. A lot of games in the nature, Sun rituals and much more is waiting for you!

Where? – Gauja National Park, Sigulda, Latvia

When? – 13-22 June 2020

For whom? – 5 participants (18-26 years old) from Bulgaria

What? – Traditional folk games cultivate local customs, encourage connection between generations and strengthen the sense of national belonging. It is a key part of cultural identity, also part of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Worldwide there is a staggering cultural richness of indigenous, traditional, historical, and regional folk games from different nations and ethnic minorities, many of which are fascinating not only for their differences but also for the similarities of shared common features.

As a specific goal we want to foster the assessment and integration of traditional games as a tool on different levels,
– as cultural: maintaining cultural heritage and shaping an identity;
– social: improving the social inclusion of people with disadvantages;
– educational: achieving learning goals and lifelong learning;
– welfare: enhancing health and active lifestyle.
Deadline: 15 March
Administrative fee for the selected participants: 18 euro. (This fee is used to prevent last-minute cancellations and to ensure high quality of the project.)

Sending organisation: FOOTURA

A full version of the detailed information package will be distributed to the selected participants only!
NB! 1. All the selected participants from Bulgaria must travel together with a representative from Footura. The organisation will assist in choosing the best travel options considering everyone’s needs.
2. All selected participants are required to take part in the preparation and dissemination tasks before and after the youth exchange in order to complete the project successfully.
3. All the people who participate successfully will be awarded with an YOUTHPASS certificate issued by the European Commission and signed by the organisers. This is an official document with online verification number which is internationally recognized.
We promise a lot of new knowledge, fun and unique positive experiences during this project!