From 1-11 april our Estonian team of 5 people spent time in Vatra Dornei, Romania, to learn about entrepreneurship. Other participating countries were Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Latvia, Poland and of course Romania. There were also people from Rwanda, Zimbabwe, India and Kyrgyzstan.
First two days we were focusing on getting to know each other by playing many different ice breaker and energizer games. On the third day when all of the participants were together we began to focus on main topic.
At first organizers taught us more about Erasmus+ possibilities and basics of business creation. Many of our tasks focused on quick presentations or better known as elevator pitch. For example we were given a task to introduce ourselves in few minutes. Later we were put in pairs, we had to get to know our partner and introduce that person in few minutes.
At some point we had to create our own business idea and introduce it to the audience in few minutes. That´s how we practiced presenting things quickly and confidently.
Each of us was given a task to come up with our own business idea. I came up with idea which I called 'transpofun'. My idea focused on making transportation more fun for people. What I didn't know though was that the idea we chose, was gonna be the one that we were gonna be working on and evolving throughout the whole project. So it was challenging but at the same time fun for me, trying to make silly and unrealistic idea into something professional and realistic.
Culture evenings were very diverse, there were people from more countries than 7, and everyone wanted to present their countries which meant that we got to learn a lot about many different cultures. Our Estonian team of 5 was also pretty diverse. I feel like we got along nicely and managed to fulfill all of our tasks and goals.
I definitely learned many new things about entrepreneurship, other cultures and also myself.
In conclusion I would say that this project was definitely worth it and I suggest other people to participate in Erasmus+ youth exchanges.