Hi, I’m Giulio. My personal experience with international mobility projects is that I basically grew up in this environment, as I’ve been in a theatre organisation that used to organise volunteering projects every year and a youth exchange every summer; this since I was 7!
I loved growing up with young people from different countries, cultures, perspectives on life, and what I’m doing now, with Associazione Kora and our international partners, is to keep on offering these opportunities to other young people, in order to build a more and more open minded world, capable to create union in diversity, just like the European Union motto says.
In Burgos it was great to finally meet in person partners that we’ve been exchanging mails for several projects, and get to know new people from organisations we didn’t know. Brùjula, the organisation that coordinated the project, managed to create a very smooth and friendly atmosphere among all participants, while at the same time keeping the non formal education sessions very productive.
Some of the most interesting things were listening to how other organisation in Europe face the same challenges that we address: social equality, environmental issues, and of course, cultural heritage. Loreto, one of the participants from Brùjula, showed us a board game that her father, a teacher, created with other schools teachers in order to teach students about the Middle Age, the cathedral of Burgos and the Camino de Santiago. All in a much more interactive, dynamic and fun way compared to traditional school lessons!
A big part of the week was also dedicated to brainstorm new projects that we can realise in the close future, and we came up with so many ideas! I strongly invite you to follow us and discover what projects we’ll bring you next year, for the moment…. no spoilers 😉