Asociatia Act Integration from Drobeta Turnu Severin city, Mehedinti county, Romania, is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization for youth, member of the SOCIETAL network, from Romania, and associate member of the international network VOLONTEUROPE.

29 Oct

Contact Making Event - "Farming with young people"

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Contact Making Event - "Farming with young people"

Between 2nd-10th October 2015, two youth workers from Act Integration Association participated in the Contact Making Event – “Farming with young people”, hosted by the “4Cs”, in Weardale, Durham County, United Kingdom.

“Climate Change Community Champions' – the 4Cs” is a Gateshead based charity with a mission to develop environmentally responsible communities by promoting ethical living and raising awareness of sustainable solutions and technologies.

The event brought together 31 participants from 14 EU countries with the aim of developing capacities, networks and future project ideas of partner promoters interested in popularizing agricultural, gardening and farming activities among young people. This was achieved through the successive implementation of the following project objectives:

-bringing together promoters from different countries to discover the needs of our regions and potential for developing agricultural initiatives with young people

-developing closer links between partner organisations involved as well as discovering the opportunities for the joint future cooperation in the youth field

- exchanging best practices already being implemented in the field of youth work, in particular those related to creation of closer links with the environment, gardening, farming, recycling, etc.

- creating new and innovative ideas of how to get young people interested in farming and other nature related activities

- discovering the potential of Erasmus+ Programme and similar EU and/or local funds, invaluable in supporting greater engagement of young people with nature

The activities were various: meetings with the representatives of the Gateshead City Council – and the Mayor of the city, Capacity Building Team and Millennium Bridge Staff, discovery visits of the local farms and urban gardening in Windmill Hills Centre, Bill Quay Farm and Ouseburn Farm, volunteering experiences at Changing Lives Newcastle, intercultural sessions, workshops and outdoor activities in YMCA Weardale.

The project was a great opportunity to learn more about Erasmus+ programme, to create new projects and ideas for the future partnerships. The participants received the Youthpass, the European certificate representing the recognition of the new gained competencies.

We thank to the organizers, to the trainers, to the participants and to all who supported the activities.

The successful Contact Making Event is not ended, it is, for us all, a new exciting beginning.

The project was financially supported by the ERASMUS+ Programme grant of the European Commission, through UK British Council.

Mirela Rusu

president of Asociatia Act Integration

Drobeta Turnu Severin

Romania

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Contact Making Event - "Farming with young people"
Contact Making Event - "Farming with young people"
Contact Making Event - "Farming with young people"
Contact Making Event - "Farming with young people"
Contact Making Event - "Farming with young people"
Contact Making Event - "Farming with young people"
Contact Making Event - "Farming with young people"
Contact Making Event - "Farming with young people"

This communication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Asociatia Act Integration from Drobeta Turnu Severin city, Mehedinti county, Romania, is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization for youth, member of the SOCIETAL network, from Romania, and associate member of the international network VOLONTEUROPE.