Empty Your Mind to Fill it with Creativity: participants needed for youth exchange in Spain

We need 4 participants + 1 leader for each country: Spain, Portugal, Italy, Latvia, Slovenia!!

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Who can apply?

Would you like to learn how to use your words more creatively with whatever you say and write? How to become more mindful and aware with everything you do? How to clear your mind with meditation providing more space for creativity? If your answer is YES, you are between 18 and 30 years old, and you come from Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia or Spain, this youth exchange is for you. “Empty Your Mind to Fill it with Creativity” is a project that will give you space to clear your mind, look inside, explore creativity and embark on a more beautiful, creative and joyful life journey.

In order to apply for the youth exchange, you need to fill an online application form until June 17 (the deadline). You should book your flight tickets and send them to omix.ribadavia@gmail.com until July 1 (please contact your sending organization for assistance).

Who are we?

OMIX Ribadavia is a Youth Information Centre established to support young people from Ribadavia and surroundings within the framework of non-formal and informal education. We are organizing this youth exchange “Empty Your Mind to Fill it with Creativity” together with our partners:

Kulturno izobrazevalno drustvo PiNA (Slovenia) Radi Vidi Pats (Latvia) ASSOCIAZIONE AGRADO (Italy) Associação CheckIN – Cooperação e Desenvolvimento (Portugal)

Aim

The aim of the exchange is to support young Europeans in their own self-development through establishing a habit of practicing meditation, mindfulness and creativity with a special focus on creative writing. This will help participants to realize that through meditation and regular self-understanding, they can become more confident about their life and dare to design it according to their interests, dreams and goals. Through the activities, like Morning Meditation and Morning Pages, participants will learn to clear their mind in an easy and natural way in order to be ready to create something new through different forms of writing (Facebook messages, blogs, poetry, novels etc.).

Objectives

  • Enhance self-awareness, self-esteem and concentration through meditation and mindfulness, which contributes to the self-development;

  • Enhance ‘learning by doing’ through a creative writing approach;

  • Improve the sense of initiative by obtaining a focus on own creative / cultural goals (write a novel, open a blog, etc.) and give tools on how to achieve them;

  • Raise awareness of diversity in freedom of expression in Europe and outside Europe;

  • Create an intercultural dialogue and support future collaboration among participants through social media and blogs;

  • Enhance the importance of commitment and habits in the creative process, especially through meditation activities and daily morning pages.

  • Raise awareness of European citizenship in the context of self-development and creativity that can be added to participants’ local communities and Europe to become a better place.

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