Service Learning Network

Youth Exchange in Baile Tusnad, Romania

From July 11 to 18, 2022, a youth exchange took place in the town of Baile Tusnad, Romania hosted by  Fundatia Noi Orizonturi. 

This exchange aimed to gather young people from different countries and work with methodologies and practices of Service-Learning. On top of it, youth worked together to plan Service-Learning projects which will be implemented at the national level when they return to their countries. The exchange gathered 60 young people, from 4 partner countries: Kosovo, Romania, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, among whom had the opportunity to primarily expand their acquaintances, then, get acquainted with different cultures, but also work methodologies and practices of Service-Learning.

During the Exchange, the participants got to know each other through introduction and teamwork games and discussed the Service-Learning practices they were part of in their communities. This exchange included a visit in the city of Brasov, where, in addition to visiting the slopes of the city and the center itself, the participants provided a service in the NUC educational center, which is a kind of “Community garden”. The sixth day of the exchange was set aside for connecting with nature in the Mohos Nature Reserve and Saint Anna Lake and on the last day of the exchange, the participants finalized their Service-Learning projects, and one local project is planned