Imago Mundi: Orienteering in Antalya! Youth Exchange 1 – 8 February 2016

12687895_930837023630921_3377882108067629084_nImago Mundi Association took part in a new Youth Exchange financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme. The exchange took place in Antalya, Turkey between 31 January and 8 February and it gathered together volunteers and youth workers from Turkey, Poland and Romania.

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Being part of the project „World youth meets Orienteering in Antalya!”, the exchange was organized by Kanyon Youth and Outdoor Sports Club. The main topic was Orienteering, a competitive sport about being the fastest one in finding your way around with a map and compass, and, of course, your own sense of orientation. The participants were first introduced to the basics of this sport, and in the final days a competition was organized in the city center of Antalya.

The participants found a new meaning for practicing sport, that of learning about new cultures from the other people they practice it with. It was also a good way to develop communication skills between people coming from different cultures, in a competitive and also intercultural environment.