Outdoor Living – Youth Exchange in the Netherlands


15-21.05.2016 – Outdoor Living (the Netherlands)

Outdoor Living, international youth exchange based on outdoor as a tool

11-12 April 2016 – Advanced Planning Visit – only group leader
15-21 May 2016 – youth exchange – the group leader + 4 participants
Nunspeet, the Netherlands

Countries: Bulgaria, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Romania, Latvia

Smokinya Foundation and Buitendoor are looking for 5 Bulgarians (4 participant + 1 group leader) interested and passionate about outdoor activities. ‘Outdoor living’ is an international youth exchange that will take place in Nunspeet, the Netherlands, 15-21 May 2016. The group leader will also participate in an advanced planning visit (APV) 11-12 April in the Netherlands. This is an educational mobility with focus on outdoors. Prepare your sleeping bag and camping mattress – it’s gonna be out and fun!

The topic of this YE is ‘Sustainable Living’. Outdoors has a lot of potential and power which comes natural in the context of doing activities outside. This is also a great opportunity to develop your personality. How can we put all this together and use it as a tool in youth work? That’s what we are going to explore in May: eco camping, straw huts, tree houses, clay houses, tents, ropes, knots, cooking, living outdoors and more.

Selection criteria: motivation and willingness to prepare before the project as well as to deliver a presentation/workshop after the project. This is educational mobility and there’s quite a lot of learning to happen. We expect from you to also share it and spread the learning.

If you are available to travel on the listed dates for APV and the YE, please contact us a.s.a.p. so we can discuss your participation as a group leader.

15-21 May 2016, excluding travel days.

Netherlands, at the Buitendoor campsite.

Participation contribution €50/participant

4 participants (age 16-30) + 1 group leader (age 18+) from each country

More information: Info letter

Apply by sending a letter of motivation answering the following question:
What is outdoor living and how can we use it in non-formal education?
and send it to info@smokinya.com, latest till 15 March 2016.

Website of the organizer: Buitendoor

Deadline for the application: 15 March 2016
Confirmations sent: 25 March 2016

If you need support contact us to info@smokinya.com.

This youth exchange is financially supported by the Erasmus+ programme for youth mobility.



Outdoor Living – Youth Exchange in the Netherlands