The project in a few words

How many times do you check your mobile phone every day? Have you ever reflected on this? We want to challenge you!
Disconnect to Reconnect II is an eleven-day youth exchange, that will involve 30 youngsters from Italy, Latvia, France, Spain and Germany.
During the project, participants and staff members will take part in an ambitious social experiment: a full digital detox! Mobile phones, laptops, and other technological devices won’t be used except for emergency reasons.
Disconnect to Reconnect II seeks to prevent the abusive and wrong use of new technologies, which can lead to mental diseases such as stress, anxiety, depression or nomophobia. Participants will be provided with tools to face these problems in order to be able to discover more healthy technological habits and develop a more harmonious way of living, with a deeper connection with nature.

Main Objectives

  • Redefine the relationship that participants have with technologies as virtual users,

  • Make a temporary technological disconnection,

  • Enhance knowledge about different artistic and body expressions, manual works, and mental health preservation techniques,

  • Enhance knowledge about nature and the environment,

  • Allow participants to reconnect with the surrounding environment, with nature, and with themselves,

  • Move away from the pernicious uses of technology and be able to have a wider overview of the opportunities and threats that it represents,

  • Provide tools to face the problems that our society has, while still maintaining good mental health and an emotional balance,
  • Present a vital alternative more harmonious with the planet and nature.

Who can apply?

Youngsters (18-30 years old) that…

  • … are interested in mental health in relation to digital technologies and eager to participate actively
  • … are ready to participate in a digital detox
  • … speak some basic English. (It will help you to follow the program. If needed you can be supported by another participant of your national team.)
  • … are residing in one of the participating counties
  • … We encourage the participation of participants with fewer opportunities. (Participants with fewer opportunities will be prioritised.)

Youth Exchange

Weißig, Germany


Deadline for applying: 15.07.2022
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Partner Organizations

 Dreaming OPEnly (Germany)
Dreaming OPEnly (Germany)
Dreaming OPEnly is a group of young people active in Youth Work created in Leipzig, Germany in September 2020 by five youngsters from Italy, Germany, Spain and Latvia with the aim of developing Erasmus+ projects.
Liepaja Youth House (Latvia)
Liepaja Youth House (Latvia)
The Youth House is a department of the municipal educational institution “Liepāja’s Children and Youth Centre”. They offer a chance for young people to develop different musical, linguistic, theater, video and other skills through informal classes.
EcoFairly (France)
EcoFairly (France)
The EcoFairly association, created on October 14, 2018, aims to educate the population to an ecological and sustainable way of life; to promote eco-responsible behaviours for a change of consumption mode; to develop knowledge in eco-construction.
Associazione Kora (Italy)
Associazione Kora (Italy)
Associazione Kora was founded in August 2015 to promote social and cultural awareness for its members (mainly youth) through outdoor life, socialisation opportunities, nutrition and sustainability. Kora is situated in Passignano sul Trasimeno in the educational farm “La Buona Terra”.
Associación Brujula intercultural (Spain)
Associación Brujula intercultural (Spain)
Brújula Intercultural is an association created in June 2017 and based in the province of Burgos (Castilla y León – Spain) with the aim of promoting mobility and learning opportunities for young people.