Nordic Plastic Navigation: Erasmus+ youth voyage with sustainability theme. For young people aged 15-25 (26-28 at request) from the following countries: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK. Meet your mentors and fellow trainees in Elverum folkehøgskole where you will spend two days getting to know each other and learning what to expect on board. Afterwards you will board Gulden Leeuw as a group in Kristiansand, ready to sail the ship and learn about sustainability! Visit beautiful places, organise climate actions, conduct research of microplastic in the sea and, of course, participate in sailing activites! Make friends from other countries, find what connects you, and what interesting differences you can find. Participate in Windseeker Dinghy beforehand to prolong the experience, raise funds for your journey and learn new things!
Elverum is a town in south-east Norway in the region of Østerdalen. Although quite small, Elverum lies on important crossroads, making it a significant market town in the past. Visit the Glomdal open-air museum to see the picturesque houses and glimpse handwritten medieval manuscripts. Admire the 1736 wooden church. Plan a trip to the Norwegian Forest Museum to learn about the history of hunting, trapping, fishing, forestry and forest industry in Norway.
Kristiansand is the business and cultural capital of southern Norway. The sea and surrounding fjords are perfect for recreational activities like fishing and sailing, and the nearby inland and mountains are ideal for skiing and hiking. In the more urban areas you will find a rich variety of cafes, restaurants, art galleries and museums.
Dates: 2 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
Participating countries: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English
Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
Price excludes: transportation costs to and from ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers. Windseeker can help to arrange traveling together with other trainees from your country
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
Windseekers from the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden need to become members of their countries’ Sail Training Associations
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