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Training course "Keep Changing In to Change Out" 1-8.03.2018 Kobuleti, Georgia

Training Course „Keep Changing In to Change Out“ brought together 28 participants in the beginning of spring to beautiful Kobuleti in Georgia. Project activities were coordinated by JOETZ vzw Belgium, carried out with the help of International Center for Peace and Integration (ICPI) from Georgia in cooperation with partners from Armenia, Estonia, Lebanon, Latvia, Portugal, Romania and Ukraine.

The main objective of this training was to give people tools for working on personal development and give them the ability to reflect on themselves. The goals were also developing peace building attitudes (peace within and out of youself) and empathetic skills people can use in personal and/or professional life.

There were 3 participants from Estonia – Rõõt Kampus, Marta Kotkas and Maive Tooming – who took part of the training course and with following share their insight of the activities. 

What did we do during this project? 

There were many different people from 10 different countries, all of them were very active, cheerful and eager to gain all the benefits possible. Every morning we had arise moments, where we did some exercises for our body and soul. 

The main activities were aimed at getting to know ourselves better – how webehave and how we influence others. Self-reflection was very important in this training as we had time and methods given to reflect on our goals, what we do/do not like and what we want to change. We had the opportunity to learn things about ourselves, but also about how our behavior affects other people. Throughout the workshops all of us were given a chance to challenge ourselves, do team-building exercises as well as discover and use our creativity. 

In the evenings we had the opportunity to present our countries and traditional foods, dances and songs. In addition, we got to know the local culture while trying traditional Georgian cuisine in an authentic restaurant. Furthermore, we had a day trip to Batumi, where we had the chance to see the rehearsal of the national ballett and study-dance with them. 

The organizers set general goals for all of the participants, which included becoming aware of how our mind works and getting out of the box, as well as building meaningful relationships. During the project all the participants were asked to set personal goals for the week, for the month ahead and we built a network of people helping us to achieve those goals.

Overall this training course was an eye-opener. We came back with a vision of how to make the most of our life and how to put those ideas into practise.

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“This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”

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