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Youth Exchange “Throwback to Traditions, United through Sports” – Sweden

Erasmus+ funded Youth Exchange ”Throwback to Traditions, United through Sports” has officially finished, but left big marks on us.

60 participants from 6 different countries gathered for 9 days in the Bockaberg campsite, surrounded by the beautiful Swedish nature. 60 participants had an opportunity to to explore sport as a tool for inclusion and to contribute with their shared practices from their countries.

The project was organized and hosted by the Swedish organization `NGO Positive Youth`, coordinated from the North Macedonian partner NGO Next Generation and partnered with Youth Season Association from Turkey, Bravi Ragazzi from Italy, Backslash from Spain and FOREGROUND Foundation from Bulgaria. The project took place in Floda, Sweden.

The project was created with the aim to provide an experience of intercultural learning activities to all the participants involved. The program itself was focused on personal development through sports and outdoor activities, with an objective to bring more awareness about equality in everyday life for all the people involved in sports and give participants the platform of information and knowledge about the topic as well as motivate participants to spread their experience further on.

During the entire time spent in the camp, participants could learn not only about the topic but about different cultures and traditions, traditional games played in participant’s countries and their impact. They learned and exchange experiences but also to work on themselves and develop different skills: working in teams, practicing different languages pubic speaking and presenting but some digital and photography skills as well.

The nights were reserved for intercultural presentations, playing games, lots of dancing, sport games but also quiz night, movie night and many other activities where participants were bonding and forming strong relations.

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