Training Course "Into our Wild" in Greece (Fully Funded)

Open call for 34 participants from Erasmus+ Youth programme countries to join the training course "Into our Wild" in Hopeland eco-community, Greece. This project is designed for people who want to come closer to nature. The project is organised by "Hopeland" organisation and co-funded by Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

Training Course "Into our Wild" in Greece (Fully Funded)

About the project

"Into our wild" is 8 days long training course for people who want to come closer to nature, the community way of living and themselves by slowing down, transitioning, sharing, challenging themselves and applying the new insights to their personal routines upon returning home.

The course is based on active involvement and communal mindset. We will be dancing between self-expression and the natural world, on the score of what interconnects us with each other and with the bigger frame. The goal is reconnecting with our primary roots and promote overall well-being through:

Embodiment: focus on bodily processes that allow deeper self-awareness and expression beyond the words. Body movement, body awareness, dynamic somatic practices, play fight, body work etc.

Nature-based activities: allowing you to grow by connecting and interacting with the nature. Rituals and rites, mindful exercises, meditative practices etc.

Hands-on activities: the practical engagement in daily life of Hopeland community that brings tangible results and full integration of the learning processes. Gardening, building, digging, cooking, cleaning etc.

What can you get from the project?

Rediscover the fun and energy of moving your body and playing with others through movement and physical activities,

- relearn how to listen to your own body and experience connect authentically with yourself and others,

- Find fresh ways to be stronger and more understanding,

- Explore techniques to stay focused on the present moment and enhance your ability to be there,

- Create your own activities tailored to the people you're working with.

Eligibility| Who can apply

- Participants must be over 20 years (no max. age limit).

- You are active youth worker, educator, trainer, facilitator, teacher or simply a person working with young people.

- You a resident in one of the following countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland)

- Able to communicate and work fluently in English.

- open to create brave spaces where vulnerability is considered a strength, and safety a consequence of welcoming diversity.

- Excited to face challenges in the project and learn new tools and ideas for their work with young people and activities.

- Ready to participate in all the phases of the project (preparation, training course and organisation of a follow up activity)

Expenses and finance  

This training program is co-funded through the Erasmus+ program, therefore accommodation, food, materials, and the travel costs up to the maximum allowed amount per country are covered.

- There is a contribution fee on a scale of 50 EUR to 100 EUR to be paid in cash while in Hopeland.

- Participants will be accommodated mostly outdoors, there are 6 glamping teepee tents available which which can host around 4 people each. Each participant is asked to bring his/her sleeping bag, bed sheet, and pillowcase.

There is a guest house which has a two-storey building built with the strawbale eco-building technique. The ground floor serves as a common gathering area and upstairs there is an undivided space with 16 beds.

It is possible to travel 2 days (in total) out of the program, but the project is NOT covering the costs for accommodation & food outside the program.

- There are 5 common toilets (2 indoors, 2 outdoors and 1 compost) and 6 showers.

Your travel costs to and from Greece will be reimbursed according to the distance between your home and the project venue according to the following limits:

  • for travel distance between 10 and 99 km: 23 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 3000 and 3999 km: 530 EUR / person
  • Calculate your budget from HERE

  • IMPORTANT: keep all your travel documents! Online boarding passes and tickets for reimbursements. No documents = No reimbursement!
  • IMPORTANT: Please send your travel proposition per e-mail to the organisers and wait for their confirmation before purchasing your tickets!
- Participants will receive a YouthPass certificate after the project where you are expected to self-assess your own learning and you can add it to your CV.

What to bring?

- Positive attitude and willingness to contribute to the experience.

Personal hygiene products, towels, flip-flops for the shower, Iron, hair dryer and toiletry products.

EU member healthcare card or any other equivalent health insurance (this is not covered by the project).


Application deadline: 7th of April 2024

Selection results: you will be informed for the selection result until15th of April 2024

Arrival day: 29th of May 2024

Program starts: 30th of May 2024 at 10:00 AM

Program ends: 6th of June 2024 at 8:00 PM

Departure day: 7th of June 2024 at 8:00 AM

Follow-up: until 7th of July 2024 

How to apply?

to apply, you need to fill out this online application in English by 7th of April 2024

More Details

for more details, check the info-pack of the opportunity on SALTO-youth from HERE

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By applying to this training course, you take responsibility and risks. Inform yourself about the regulation and potential risks. "Opportunity 4U" cannot be held liable for any of the potential risks, and this post is only for informative and popularising purposes.

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