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“Levers of Change” Youth Exchange – Preparation meeting

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Break The Couch team decided to get involved in several European programs. All of us as experienced youth leaders we feel that Breaking the Couch is coming while traveling and meeting people from other cultures and other countries. Therefore we decided to be partners on a Youth in Action 1.1 Youth Exchange program happening in the small town of Ommen in the Netherlands this August. The program is related with the usage of media and sustainable lifestyle and it is named Levers of Change.

From 26th to 29th of May, “Break the Couch” team had to be in the Netherlands for the preparation meeting. Anna Cheimona represented Break The Couch to the Advanced Planning Visit (APV).

DP1140694uring the APV were discussed the preparation and the program of the Exchange, the purpose and the objectives the conditions of the participation and the ways of the communication and promotion of the Exchange. The APV was very fruitful and successful and the participants of it had great communication and cooperation. The good atmosphere was very helpful and supportive for the great results of the APV.


The Youth Exchange will take place from 2nd to 14th of August 2013 and 5 young people from Greece will participate in order to learn more and share their knowledge about a sustainable behavior and how to communicate it to others through Media, with an active and attractive way.

In the Exchange, the 5 Greek young people will meet and work with young people from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania and Turkey.

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All the participants of the APV left satisfied and happy looking forward for the Exchange. Very soon there will be more details and information about the preparation and the exchange.

Stay tuned cause the information letter and the application form are coming

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