During the 7th to the 15th of September, 2022 the Youth Exchange brought together 60 participants from Sweden, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Greece. We spenty 7 days together contributing to each other's personal growth with the help of non-formal education and group learning.
Aim of the project:-
to raise awareness about burnout in the third sector among youths and equip ourselves and peers with support systems to prevent it and be active citizens in European organizations & programmes. This project was the first step in a huge change empowering NGO teams, creating space for all, and initiating constructive dialogue for the change.
Objectives of the projects:-
A raise awareness about burnout among youths in NGOs, the importance of mission and passion;
B exchange our own experience and research new tools for personal soft skills;
C explore the skills of NGO management that do not lead to burnout (mindful NGO culture), learn competencies for building NGO discipline that offers development opportunities;
D empower ourselves and peers who devote their time to others (not forgetting about their private lives) & personal skills to set the limits of work-life balance in the NGO world;
E change of perspective: seeing our work as a mission and indicating and naming its emotional, psychological, or social costs
F create a network of partners to follow up on this topic
G promote other Erasmus+ initiatives tackling the issue