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Our mission was to explore various cultural cusine

During days 07 - 15 September in small town Samobor took place Youth exchange with title Coolinary youth! Samobor is the town, which is situated in beautiful surroundings with stunning landscape, approximately 30 mins by car from the capital city Zagreb, where spent time amazing group of 22 youngsters from Slovakia, Croatia, Turkey, Spain and Italy.

Our mission was to explore various cultural cusine, food diversity and keeping alive basic gastronomy heritage. Nothing brings more together than tasty food, that's the reason we were also enchanted and excited by this kind of project.

Together with great team of people, which took care of us all the time, we experienced unforgettable staying full of not only brilliant experiences, but also amazing adventures and international friendships. Full stomach was must have with in whole week. Each country cooked and presented their most common dish. We prepared our potatoes Lokše, which had a big success.

The activities were aiming at representing or discovering differences in cultures through not only food but also the procedures and groceries, workshops about traditional cusines and pastry.

Not to forget mention, as usual, YE aren’t (this project wasn’t exception) only about the main topic. With the major theme also comes improvement in a lot of soft skills. Mostly in communication, presenting skills, self-confidence and so on. Also, with international environment comes improvement in English. Also, you can spot a non-forced and FUN way of educating. Informal education is so creative and enjoyable that is way more effective and it should be spreading more.

After all, this project amazed us, and we can´t wait till we will meet again in other Erasmus+ project. We are with all 10 for projects like this. We would like to support participation in similar projects to not throw away opportunities like this.