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Summer retreat for young people

A seven day educational programme on sustainable travel practices

Twelve young people age 18 to 25 from Belgium and Croatia (six from each country) will spend seven days together on a summer retreat in Šibenik, in August 2022, for a series of workshops. Through methods of debate, critical thinking, drama and creative writing, the young people will explore the impact of tourism on the local environment.

Simultaneously, participants will be mentored

  • to build personal skills enabling them to overcome their potential ‘environmental anxiety,’

  • to change (negative) behaviours, and

  • to learn how to initiate and manage a discussion on socially engaging and controversial topics.

They will work in groups to gather information, conduct in-person interviews, debate, write, act and create art,

all with the support of their trainers/mentors.

The final outputs of the milestone will be produced by the participants themselves who will

choose a format of self-expression (debate, monologue, short sketch, graphic expression, presentation).

During the retreat, the young people will build rapport among themselves, share ideas, raise questions and brainstorm on the content of a Sustainable Travel Video Guide for Young Travelers, which they will produce in the months following the retreat, collaborating beteween countries.

You too can be part of this multidisciplinary collaborative project. To express your interest and get more info sign up for an in-person information session by filling in the questionnaire. Tell us what will you bring to the project, what are your specific interests, how can you contribute to sustainable travel, why are you interested in the idea of finding new ways to travel, and what would you like to learn and create in the project.

The whole programme will be in English, so a good level of English is required from all participants.

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The project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

This post reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained herein.

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