On 24 November 2022, I embarked, with 6 more Portuguese, on an adventure organised by the Erasmus+ programme, a European programme that aims to support young people by providing them with activities related to education, training, youth and sport.
Our project was related to water and life conservation, where during the 6 days we spent in Kapósvar, in Hungary, we carried out activities and projects related to it. We did a little bit of everything: from presentations on various topics related to the main topic, graphics, plays in order to represent situations that happen and/or will happen with the scarcity of it, etc… Although we were there to learn and raise awareness about water and life conservation, we also had fun and socialised with people from other countries (there were people from Turkey, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan and Russia).
I can say that in one week a connection was formed between all of us and I left this project with new goals and knowledge, but also with new friendships. From Kapósvar to Lisbon it took us a whole day to arrive (by public transport) but the most difficult part was the farewell. Without a doubt an experience that I would like to repeat and I’m sure that those who have already participated in the Erasmus+ programme agree with me.
A big thanks to Sport Evolution Alliance for this opportunity, to the master António Ramalho for remembering me, to all the participants of this project and to the rest of the Portuguese team for this amazing week.
Written by Carolina de Araújo Castanheira about her experience on the “Conserve Water, Conserve Life” youth mobility in Kapósvar, Hungary