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Nature path to heart and peace

Training Course

25 October - 2 November 2022 | Gudevica village, Bulgaria

The concept of the training is based on innovative methods targeting personal and professional development of the participants. The training will introduce integrated approach consisting of elements from nature based learning, art and creativity.

Nature path to heart and peace provides opportunities for development and competence gaining for youth workers. The whole concept of the training process is based on innovative methods targeting personal and professional development of the participants. The Nature based methods and Art practices will be offered as powerful tools for growth. We believe that these methods can be very beneficial for young people.

In the training we will introduce integrated approach consisting of elements from nature based learning, art and creativity.

During the training based on nature practices participants will explore how these practices can serve as a tool for increasing inclusion, confidence and for creating a sustainable positive mindset. These results can be in great benefit for young people nowadays.

Given this, Nature path to heart and peace aims at training youth workers to use the Nature based methods and Art practices within an integrated approach to individual and group support.


The training course is built on a flow which combines elements of practice/experience, reflection, theory and application. Thus, we are aiming at:

  • Providing knowledge and skills linking nature based methods and art in integrated aproach;
  • Creating a safe space for sharing and freely expressing how global situation (war, conflict, social injustice, ecological crisis etc.) influence youthworkers and their target groups;
  • Developing skills to provide support in development and learning through an integrated approach;
  • Demonstration of innovative nature based and art methods and tools for working with young people;
  • Development of practical tools for working with young people.


  • Addressing basic human needs from the perspective of Nonviolent Communication;
  • Self-exploration - how to transfer understanding about ourselves into process of conscious actions;
  • Meditation and mindfulness - tools for focus and balance of attention, emotions and consciousness;
  • Deep Nature Connection - connecting with yourself, nature, other people, the more-than-human world;
  • Creativity, art and music – as tools for self-expression and communication;


  • Working with values
  • Nature based methods
  • Experiential learning
  • Journaling
  • Drawing
  • Workshops development and delivery
  • Solo time in nature
  • Nature art
  • Living as a community (cleaning, cooking etc.)

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 15 August 2022.

Date of selection: 25 August 2022

Training overview


This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth coaches, Social workers; Teachers; Councelors

Working language(s):




“Learning for Change” Foundation was established in 2016 by experts in the field of education, training and project activities. The main motivation of the team of the organization is to provide learning and transformational opportunities for youth. The experts and professionals behind the organization work actively together in the field of Youth work designing and offering activities in different areas: personal development, motivation, youth projects and volunteering, interactive teaching and environmental education, adventure programs based on the methods of experiential learning and outdoor education, sustainability, responsible consumption, spiritual intelligence, training design, anti-globalization, social change and Environmental rights.

Our shared values are: solidarity, social justice, the right for education and training, mutual cooperation, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, public and personal responsibility, peace and sustainable development.

MISSION: To support young people in the search of their true life purpose by raising personal awareness, connection to nature, and building sustainable core values.
VISION: To live in a value-driven society that provides opportunities for natural growth and personal development through one’s unique talents as an integral part of the global eco-system.

Two main areas of work of Learning for Change are:
1. Ecocentric (soul-oriented) personal development – developmental psychological concept facilitating holistic personal growth;
2. Nature-based experiential learning – reconnection with Nature (inner and outer) using outdoor education and learning by doing in wilderness settings;

Contact for questions:

Ognian Gadoularov


Phone: +359896756267


Participation fee

We invite participants to contribute to the expenses and future local programs of "Learning for Change" with a participation fee between 50 - 150 Euro based on personal financial means.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food are 100% covered by the EU grant

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants after the course in the amounts limit according the Erasmus + regulations. This project is accessible for ALL the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries. The maximum reimbursement rates will folow the distance band calculator from the European Commission:

Travel                Standard             Green

distance            travel                   travel

10 – 99 km          23 EUR

100 – 499 km     180 EUR              210 EUR

500 – 1999 km   275 EUR              320 EUR

2000 – 2999 km 360 EUR              410 EUR

3000 – 3999 km 530 EUR              610 EUR

4000 – 7999 km 820 EUR

Additional reimbursement will be provided for all the expenses related to international travel regulation due to COVID-19 measures (testing, medical certificates etc.)

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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