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Green Care for NEETs and Youth Workers Seminar

Erasmus+ Youth Exchange



Participant countries:
🇧🇬 Bulgaria
🇫🇮 Finland
🇬🇷 Greece

🇮🇹 Italy

🇱🇻 Latvia

🇱🇹 Lithuania 

🇪🇸 Spain

🇬🇧 United Kingdom 

Description of the seminar:
Idea is to organize a 5-day seminar for youth workers and youth leaders who work with NEETs, that will enable them to learn new skills, create new networks, and find empowerment from nature and animals. The themes of the seminar are based on Holistic Wellbeing, NEET, Nature and Animals and the program is built around Green Care methods and activities. Seminar will include practical, hands-on and non-formal learning, in addition there will be several workshops and exchange of good practices. The seminar will also include expert lecturers from partners and non-formal educators from Piispala and partners. Participants will be able to learn and hear the latest research information related to effects that nature and animals have on human wellbeing.

Green Care (or Care Farming) methodology exists in many countries, however is not widely known yet. Piispala wants to share its experience in order to increase the interest of the concept and raise awareness of it nationally and internationally. In short, Green Care means wellbeing from nature and animals. Green Care methods help to sustain and increase human wellbeing. The 3 key elements of Green Care are responsibility, professionalism and goal orientation. 

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