The village of Velke Pavlovice was waiting for me as I was taking a multiple connection train from Prague. Arrived in the small vineyard town, I was surprised by the modernity of the project location. Described as a Renaissance fortress, I was expecting an old building with a cracking wood floor, but actually everything had been renovated very recently. As our collective adventure was slowly starting and other participants were joining one group at a time, I had a very strong feeling that this experience would change my perception of things forever.
After 8 fantastic days and nights, I’m fully persuaded that my stay in Czech Republic has benefited my individual perspectives. I have learnt much more than skills and knowledge through the different workshops, simulations, presentations and study visit. My social abilities have grown up beyond imagination, through intensive interactions with the others, I find it more pleasant to speak in public, exchange and expose my opinions. I feel more serene and confident as a team worker and this experience has taken me away of the comfort zone that I was living in for so long.