Under the slogan “Find Your Energy – Move Yourself!” 30 young people between the ages of 13 and 14 years met in Ferlach (Carinthia) from the 18th to the 25th of July 2015. The participants came from Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia to the meeting which was co-financed by the EU-program ERASMUS+, the Alps- Adriatic- Alliance and Gesunde Gemeinde (i.e. Healthy Municipality) Ferlach. The project was organized and carried out by the sport organization ASKÖ Kärnten.
The focus of this youth exchange was the idea to strengthen the health awareness of the young the participants and to get into intercultural exchange with their Alps-Adriatic neighbours. Numerous sports activities such as tennis, various team games, hiking and stand up paddling were on the agenda, which also included workshops on a healthier lifestyle through good nutrition and energy awareness. A special highlight for all participants was the archery-lesson in which the young people were practicing concentration and precision.
All of these activities helped to build new new friendships during the week as project manager Katrin Röttig happily stated: “It’s amazing to see youth delegations from four nations becoming one group of friends in just one week!”