Environmentally Responsible Action group 

ERA

15 years!

Youth Exchanges


Since 2008, ERA has both sent youth from Kosovo and hosted several International Youth Exhanges, funded by European Commission's Youth in Action program. 


Learn and Explore the Balkans Outdoors was a youth exchange, financed through the European Commision ‘Youth In Action’ Program, that took place in September 2008.  It was a 10-day Youth Exchange held in the diverse cross-border region of Peja/Pec, Kosovo and Plave, Montenegro.  This Youth Exchange engaged 24 youth from Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, Greece and Hungary in outdoor activities that focused on environmental awareness, responsibility, and active European citizenship.  The program included a variety of team-building challenges and built solidarity amongst youth from different cultural, social, and economic backgrounds, while additionally providing a unique setting for inter-cultural learning and understanding.  The activities range from rock climbing, hiking, camping, teambuilding, round table discussions, to community trade workshops.

Viking Voyagers

Viking Voyagers was a multilateral youth exchange for 25 youth (ages 14-17). The 7-day exchange took place in April 2009 in the beautiful towns and forests of Småland and Skåne in Sweden. The youth exchange targeted socially excluded youth with fewer opportunities from Sweden, Slovenia, Kosovo, Serbia and the Czech Republic. 

Viking voyagers

Over the course of Viking Voyagers, the participants shared experiences and built their self-esteem while gaining the skills and tools neede to take more active role in society by creating their own society using viking theme. During the participating youth shared "Viking Voyage" in nature, they engaged in teambuilding activities, sports & games, camping, paddling, and art & theatre. 

PROfusion PROfusion

In August 2010, ERA sent 10 talented and creative youth from Peja, aged 16-19, to an international youth exchange "PROfusion" in Brezice, Slovenia. The youth exhange was organized by Mladinski Center Brezice. Youth groups from Slovenia, Kosovo and Bulgaria participated in intercultural workshops where they worked on different topics in the themes of music and dance, sharing their cultures and learning from each other. Together youth also created a public performance. 

 

Creating Sustainable Links between Estonia and Kosovo

MTU Ethical Links in partnership with ERA group organised a 6-day bilateral youth exchange in Rugova and Peja, Kosovo in June 2012. Participants from Estonia and Kosovo discussed and shared ideas on climate change, environmental sustainability and green living, had presentations on green economy, ecological footprint and consumerism, and enjoyed the nature hiking and exploring the astonishing setting of the Rugova mountains. 

One year after, the follow-up youth exchange will be hosted in Estonia.

 

The Green Games Kosovo

In October 2012, ERA group hosted a 7-day training course "The Green Games Kosovo", targeted to 21 active youth workers, trainers and volunteers of environmental organizations in Europe. The training course 
aimed to raise environmental awareness in different youth structures, develop international cooperation and network by learning, sharing and developing attractive environmental education methods.

The training course developed the knowledge and skills of youth workers, facilitators, and  trainers to explore non formal and experiential education methods and connect these with environmental themes. Participants experienced, learned, shared and tried out suiting methods for this objective.

The training course was organised with 8 partners from Kosovo, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania.


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Peja, Kosova            

Application for Volunteers 

ERA opens the first call for volunteers for 2018, for all interested 16-30 year olds.

Link for application and more details:

https://goo.gl/u5QbfY

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ERA group wins the 2017 FIDES award for philanthropy in the field of environment

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