The power of media? The power in me!

07th – 13th of September 2019

Poronin, Poland

Youth Exchange


The need for the project resulted from our individual needs, because it is hard for us to live in an increasingly littered world. We decided to take matters into our own hands. The aim of our project is to increase public awareness of ecology and strengthen international cooperation in the context of caring for the environment, promoting public awareness, promoting responsible consumer behavior, reflection on the consequences of our everyday behaviors and habits, indicating that the action of one man affects the functioning of entire communities . We care about strengthening youth activity in local communities. The youth exchange itself which took place in Poronin. It was attended by young people from 5 countries: Poland Cyprus, Estonia, Italy, Romania, 7 people plus 1 leader from each country, a total of 40 people. The main methods of work are – workshops, presentations, discussion on the forum, happening, creative artistic workshops, conversations with residents, tourists, peers. Working with social media, using English, evaluation activities, national evenings, reflections and impressions. Each of us were participated in the project through their involvement and support for colleagues, active participation in the implementation of the schedule, gaining knowledge about a healthy lifestyle, greater social and health awareness. The main dissemination activities are: happening, upcycling workshops, zero-waste workshops, school visits, films, graphic works. The target groups of our activities were primarily our communities in which we live, we tried to get information about the project to the decision-makers in our communities, such as municipal offices, cities, and institutions responsible for waste management. Thanks to the project, we  became conscious consumers and conscious citizens.

We  got respect for human work and its products, we were more attentive, we were more wise to approach purchasing decisions. We took more social and health awareness, we payed more attention to what we can do for the environment, the immediate environment. Thanks to the project, we  became more creative – we implement innovative thinking about objects thanks to which we found new applications for ordinary items. Thanks to the project, we  improved our communication and language skills, open up new people and new ideas