Category: 2016

Welcome to Fahren!

Von , 15. Februar 2016 4:06 pm

Dear Friends! We are ready to welcome you on board, the ship is waiting!

Having in mind weather changes and your wishes on what you want to learn – we collected some ideas and made a pre-schedule of our journey in Fahren.

The main idea is to get you familiar with the ‘Adventure Learning’ in PRACTICE, meaning – we are going to get you through a process on making your own projects. The projects will be on different levels and budgets, we want to make sure you get familiar with all the steps.

In the beginning we thought of making more of ‘winter actions’ here in Fahren, but since we can’t rely on the weather, we decided to work more on the future projects together with YOU!

We would like to start developing a  winter-adventure-project in Siberia, that will happen in March 2016 and apply our development to the realization of the project.

The next examples of adventure projects we would like to develop with you are those that will happen in Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia and France:

  • Very Low Budget Project: Self developed by the participants on 1-2.03.16 (during the training in Fahren)
  • Low Budget Project (up to 2000€): Development of application (for the MitOst festival) until 28.02.16
  • Medium Budget Project (up to20.000€) Development of application for ‘Meet up’ until 15.03.16
  • Hight Budget Project: Developing a strategic partnership with Ersamus+ for next 2-3 years. For that project we have possibility to send 2 people on 1-2.03.16 to Bonn and coach them in development of a Strategic Partnership Project after we develop the ideas with the group.

Who of You is interested to take part in this consulting action (it´s in German)? 


Please let us know when and where you arrive, so we can find best solutions for all of you.

We would like to start the project in the morning on the 20th of February, so it’d be best if you arrive the day before.

Here are some travel tips:

Eleana goes by the car from Poland (Gdańsk) and she has free places, contact her on


Violetta goes by plane from Kiew  to Hamburg on 19.02.16 and has a railway ticket for 5

persons to Wismar. Contact her on


Iliya arrives from Kiew by bus in Rostock on 19.02.16 at 10:35. If more people take this bus ore

can be in Rostock in this time we can plan to hire a Mini Bus and pick You up there.

If you have some outdoor equipment (sleeping bag, sleeping mattress, tent) please bring it with you. Also, don’t forget winter clothes and proper shoes. We are going to spend 2 nights in the nature.

We are looking forward to see you!!!!



PROJECTS 2016 line-up

Von , 15. Februar 2016 4:03 pm


In 2016 we plan a project line-up in which we want to train young people in adventure education and project development on the international, cultural exchange fundaments.

20.02 – 5.03 Kick off meeting takes place in Germany from  in Fahren, the base of our organization.

During that time we want to develop ideas for upcoming projects. The main ideas has already been created by the participants of the projects in 2015, but we are open for new (your) ideas. We want to brainstorm, get to know each other and get the participants familiar with adventure education.

Open for: 7 Ukrainians, 7 polish youth guides, 5 German (update 15.02: we are still searching for 3  Polish paricipants and 4 Germans under 27!! ) Travel and project costs are covered.
21.03 – 14.04.2016 Taiga Adventure in Siberia, East Sayan Mountains and Tiberkul Lake. Age 18+

The project will be based around 4 different villages and a Tiberkul lake, all in Irkuck area, 100 km away from Abakan.

The main ideas for this project are:
1. Outdoor experiences under the winter taiga conditions (about -20 degrees) in the extraordinary landscape, such as: skiing, snowshoeing, pulka, building an igloo.
2. Handcrafting experience while building a block house under wilderness conditions. (On the project in 2015 we have made stone fundaments to the house.)
3. Art experiences including Tango and Acrobatics shared with local people that live in 4 small villages around the area.
This is just a very base of the ideas for the project. Our job in kick off meeting in February is to develop and pimp it up.

Open for: 5 Ukrainians, 5 Russians, 5 French. ( update: we need 3-4 french participants!!) Travel and project costs are covered.
21.05.- 19.06.2016 Ukrainian Pilgrimage Age 18-30

We developed the main idea for this project with participants from UA, RU and Crimea in 2015. We want to make a pilgrimage for peace through different landscape areas in Ukraine. Our prime thought was to walk through those areas and integrate with local people, sharing our culture, experiences and just being together. This project will get more detailed in February.

We are currently searching for a partner organization in Ukraine and in Crimea.


03.-24.07.2016 Refugee-Project , Saxon Switzerland


Many of the war refugees have arrived to Germany, the migration movement also goes through Poland and Ukraine. The project idea is to organize a holiday camp with refugees’ children from 4 countries in Germanys’ most beautiful sandrock climbing area and get to know young refugees on their way.
Open for: 5 Ukrainians + one group leader, 5+1 Polish, 5+1 Russians. Age 14-19


31.07.-21.08.2016 Siberian migrating „One World Café“


This project is a continuation of the same project that happened in summer 2015.
With a portable Yurt and wooden cafeteria we go on journey through villages in South Siberia. Our plan is to do performance cultural events with local people and practical help to support local youth projects. Last year, beside serving coffee to local people, we created a theatre for children, made fire shows and played improvised and folk music with locals by the fire place. We are searching for creative, easy going, open-minded and adaptive people with handcraft, artistic and well developed social skills.

Open for: 9+1 Ukrainians, 9+1 Germans, 9+1 Russians. Aged 16-24. Travel and project costs are supported.


Project development training for youth guides in Saxon Switzerland / October 2016
…more details coming up soon.

FOR NGOs: We are searching for new partners, who can imagine to work with us in Germany, Poland, Ukraine, France, Russia and obviously in all the other countries we have yet not worked with!
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Horst, Georg, Evgeniya and the Grüner Grashalm Team

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