Open area of your European life. 2023Olga Petrushko
The project “Open-area of your European life” is Youth participation activities, which aim is to integrate young people from Norway and Poland with Ukrainian refugees through outdoor activities and mindfulness practices and also to involve young people in the cultural, social, and civic life of the EU .
Events implemented in a frame of the project:
Poznan, Strykowo plaza, July 2023.
On Saturday, July 15th, we had our very first one-day outdoor event called “Nature Bridge” at the beach in Strykowo. We began our day with yoga to relax and get ready for the fun ahead. Then, everyone got to try kayaking and test their balance. We had yummy Polish food for lunch and sweet watermelon for dessert. Towards the end of the day, we had a special dance session where everyone could have fun moving their bodies and feeling happy. It was a day to enjoy nature, try new things, and have a great time together.
Sokoliki mountains, August 2023.
The enchanting campsite “Tabor pod Krzywą” in the Polish Sokoliki mountains, hosted a 4-day outdoor event titled “Embrace, Explore, Evolve.” Our mornings began with serene meditation sessions and invigorating exercises. Throughout the day, we embarked on exhilarating hikes, delved into the world of rock climbing, collaborated on preparing dinners, and concluded our evenings with warm conversations and melodious singing around the fire under the starlit sky. The event offered participants a precious opportunity to disconnect from urban life, unwind amidst nature’s embrace, introspect in solitude, and forge new companionships.