My Hero’s Riddle! From the roots of conflict to the peak of resolution

Training course 10/09/2023 – 18/08/2023 in Dobrinishte, Bulgaria

EKO is happy to announce that one more amazing training course has been successfully completed. The project “My hero’s Riddle” united 30 young participants from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Slovakia, Netherlands, Albania, and Romania. It was organized by the Bulgarian organization Via Civic Association and took place in Dobrinishte (Bulgaria) from 10  to 18 September 2023. 


Aims & Objectives of the project 

The project aimed to improve the personal development of youth workers, and their motivation for youth work, and to develop a toolkit for mediation in complex conflict situations. They aimed to provide multiple paths for self-exploration and reflection, enabling participants to forge a deeper connection with their authentic selves, their role as a youth worker and nature. The focus of the project was on conflict resolution and outdoor experience. 

More specifically the objectives were:

– Going through an in-depth personal development process improving social, emotional, and communication skills to build and engage community

– Increasing knowledge and skills for effective, nonviolent communication and successful conflict management.

– Developing practical skills to apply the complex methodology for personal development used in the training to youth work

– Promoting the sharing of good experiences and practice, developing intercultural cooperation, and networking


Workshops & Activities of the project 

Through this project, participants had the opportunity to get better in some key competencies such as multilingual competence, personal, social and learning to learn competence. During  the week, they worked with non-formal education methodology. They hiked in the Mountains up to about 2000 m above sea level! Also, they spent a night  outdoors telling intercultural stories and making a fire. In summary, all team members developed different skills and competencies while acquiring new knowledge. They were able to develop skills such as a sense of initiative, creativity, teamwork, the ability to energize, practice languages, reflection, and critical thinking… and definitely lots of certain skills.  


An amazing opportunity and a great experience for EKO’s team

Eleni and Evaggelia were the members of this amazing Greek team whom we really wanna thank for all their contribution and collaboration throughout the project!

As EKO, we are very grateful for that amazing opportunity given to the Greek team and we thank our partner Via Civic Association and the members of the hosting organization for all their hard work and for creating such an impactful project!


Thank you – Ευχαριστούμε – Благодаря