• Switzerland - in the mountains

    The Building Walls - Breaking Walls project takes place in 4 mountain areas in Switzerland, in all 4 language regions. In the Jura on the French-German language border, in Ticino, above the picturesque village Mergoscia, in the Grisons in the Natural Park Biosphere and from 2021 in the French-speaking part of Switzerland in Bex.





  • Ireland - in the ocean

    Cape Clear Island is a small island in the far west of Ireland - a 90-minute ferry ride from the mainland. A place full of Irish tradition and culture - and with many old agricultural stone walls.


  • Israel - in the desert

    The Kibbutz Lotan is in the south of Israel, in the Arava desert. In this dry and hot climate, a sustainable community builds natural and ecological domes and houses made out of clay and sand bricks.


Building Walls - Breaking Walls


A youth exchange in three countries: intercultural encounter, cultural heritage and nature experience

"Building Walls - Breaking Walls" is a youth exchange between young people from Switzerland, Israel, Palestine and Ireland / Northern Ireland. For a week, they work together on a traditional dry stone wall. At the same time, they experience each other's culture through discussions, outdoor activities and cooking together. The project is about walls between cultures - and how we can overcome them.

Verein Naturkultur      Impressum


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