A wise sage was asked once about the single most important thing that he knows for certain can change the world infinitely better. He paused and answered in his next breath. Can you give a guess what his answer might be? Might it be Love? Riches? Power Superpowers? What is your answer, and how will you share your thoughts to 100 people listening to you about to give your thoughts on that most significant thing that can make the world a better place?
If you find that a chill has ran down your spine just imagining about speaking your mind to more than 1 stranger in the room, you are not alone. We have many great ideas in our minds and it is common to have personal insecurities holding us back in sharing those ideas. We want to help. We are delighted to invite you to join us on our next Youth exchange project called “Word of Power”. At the end of the time we spent together, we want to help you be better at public speaking, effective communication, debating skills, and gaining skills you can use for the rest of your life. We are ready to offer a nice cozy environment where everyone can safely open up and develop your public speaking skills and increase your critical thinking skills.
This project is supported by the Erasmus+ program. The only cost is the small participation fee and we will take care of the rest! This project will involve 48 participants from Sweden, Estonia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain and Greece.
Oh wait, what was the wise sage’s answer? He replied: If we know how to communciate effectively to one another, our world will infinity be a better place.
Where? Taevaskoja, Estonia
When? 25.11 – 04.12.2019
Topic? Public Speaking
Countries: Estonia, Slovakia, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Sweden
Age group: 18-30
Participation fee: 50eur
Application is still open only for Swedish, Spanish and Estonian participants!
We very much would like to have participants who are open-minded, respectful, with a good sense of humour, and genuniely interested in topics related to public speaking, mindful debates, critical thinking skills, and a curiousity about social and political issues.
But don’texpect dry and monotonous lectures. You should be ready to step out of your comfort zone and immense yourself in the lively activities that we have organised for you during this time.
This event will takes place in Taevaskoja, Estonia. The Venue is located in a secluded place surrounded by extraordinary scenery. It has a calming charm and relaxing vibe that is away from the hussle and bussle of the city. The accommodation is recently renovated, a modern cabin with lots of light. It’s only 700m away from one of Estonian’s most famous natural sightseeing attractions. Hopefully the weather is on our side and we will be able to show you the beauty of this place as much as possible.
Our participants will be accommodated in comfortable renovated cabins with double, quadruple or sextuple rooms with balconies, where there opens a nice view to the nature.
-modern Finnish sauna
-Indoor seminar room
-possibility to hike in the beautiful forests or stay in the cozy indoor cabins which have lots of light
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the same location every day.
We truly believe that this is the perfect place to thoroughly enjoy the company of new-found friends, big healthy doses of clean fresh air, and participating in the planned activities. The Taevaskoja holiday centre is also surrounded by nearly 40km of hiking trails. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a green, unique, and naturesque part of Estonia.
You must arrive before late evening on the 25th of November to the venue of the project and you cannot leave (unless it is an emergency) the project before the 4th of December. You can get to Taevaskoja by flying to Tallinn and taking a train or taking a bus from Tallinn’s Bus station. In that case, you have to do transfer in Tartu.
We will provide more traveling information to the selected participants. If you have any need for more information, please contact the coordinator(s) for more details. We will cover your travel cost up to a certain limit. You will receive your reimbursement after you have provided us all the documents within a month after the event. If you’re economical, it’s possible to get your full travel expenses covered!
Selected participants need to contact the organizer and send their travel info before buying the tickets. It is really important not to buy anything before receiving the green light from us. We will of course assist you in every way possible!
In our organisation, it’s become a tradition that each national group will take turns presenting different aspects of their culture during the culture evenings. In perspective to helping this project to be as memorable as possible, take this opportunity to prepare a unique and extraordinary presentation and think of it as a good way to represent your cultural background for the rest of the participants. Don’t be afraid to be creative! It’s highly recommended to bring some food, snacks or drinks typical for your country for others to taste on international evenings.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our project coordinator, Gustav. We will do our best to answer all your questions!
Detailed information will be given to all of the selected participants.