Venue: Emilia-Romagna – Italy

Dates of the youth exchange:  18-28 August 2014

Participants per country: 5 + 1 group leader

Age profile: 18-25 years old – under 30 for the group leader. Gender balance. Interest in environmental issues and artistic skills (e.g. movie-making, photo-making…)




Financial conditions for the youth exchange:

Food, accommodation and activities are 100% covered by the project. The travel costs are 100% covered up to a maximum of 170 Euros/person. No participation fees requested.

Project description:

To be able to respect the environment it is neccessary to know it and to live it, in a way of admiring its beauty, importance and its value in vary points of view. Even just doing an activity outside, taking a walk or being taught by the experts on the environment awareness could raise our sensibility and our desire to become more active. In addition adapting a behaviour which is respectful to the environment is helping your health. To convince people to adopt this kind of lifestyle it is neccessary to emphasise this benefit.

Eventually we realised that the society we live in (paricularly our local community) is not much sensible to the environment issues, eventhough all of us are involved and responsible for the future of our planet. However we, the youth, should realise our responsibility because it is us who inherits this planet and that is why we should solve the problems in a long-term. Therefore our role consist of two approaches: we will change our everyday habits to be more eco-friendly and make people aware of the environment problems. Because our biggest mistake would be just awaiting, not acting, not taking one´s responsibility of the own social role. Therefore the Helios project is structured as a path on which the participants learn in a non formal way. They face the environmental challenges and confront with the relationship which binds their everyday life with the environment. This learning path will help the participants develop an awareness of the topic in a way that they will feel supported and stimulated in everyday life to act its way. This project aims to create instruments for the participants to become more active on a local level as well as on the european one, in a way that they will be able to fully understand their social role.

The project is especially aimed at supporting the active citizenship of the youths in general and their European citizenship in particular but also to foster the mutual understanding of the youths coming from different states. The participants express their own opinion and reflect their own nation and culture through meetings, games, group workings debates and intercultural events.

The goal of the project is to reflect how different lifestyles can protect or harm the environment. We want to stimulate a green awareness, critic and responsible to reflect our habits and ideas, to talk about problems of today, to have ideals, to understand European policies, to speak about our lifestyles and to observe the everyday life of the other people



Los gastos de alojamiento y comida estarán cubiertos durante todo el proyecto, así como el importe de los vuelos con un máximo de 170 euros. 

Los participantes tan solo deberán  hacerse socios de Mundus (40 eur/año) con el derecho a participar en todas las actividades que Mundus organice.

Envía tu candidatura para éste proyecto a lo antes posible con el asunto Helios.