International Youth Association EstYES is a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organisation. It was established in 1991 with the purpose of promoting youth and cultural exchanges for learning and better mutual understanding. EstYES was a pioneer organisation in the field of international youth voluntary service in Estonia.
In the heart of the Hautes Alpes, association “Les Villages des Jeunes” has been managing, livening up and renovating the reception centre of the Faï since 1990 It is a former agriculture domain situated at an altitude of 1000 meters where fruit trees and lavender used to be cultivated. They want to optimise the natural ressources of the site, process products and raise awareness about the added value of such activities in very rural places. The youth exchange will be the opportunity to share this activity with other young people and reinforce links with the local farmers.
— Land art creation. As participants, you will contribute to embellish the place by making artistic creations with an
experienced artist. During the project you will visit differents land art projects;
— Exchange and practice around “social transformation”. You will experiment with some participative’s methods to live together. You will also
participate to some workshops about know-how exchanges and debates around society’s subjects (ecology, discriminations…);
— Organization of an event to present the project to the local population.
The old buildings of le Faï farm have been developed into small apartments and group accommodations. Participants will be accommodated in bedrooms of 2 to 3 people and will have at their disposal all the facilities of the center (dining room, kitchen, showers and toilets).
— Travel costs will be covered based on the unit costs of the program (Estonia 360 euros);
— 100% housing and food covered.
Write to us at [email protected] to get more information about the project!