In August 2018 a project titled “Never Lose Your Soul” was approved by the European Commission (EACEA) for co-financing as an Erasmus+ Youth capacity activity.  The project associates the following partners: high school in Romania (Stefan cel Mare, Hiralu), Birdlife Slovenia (DOPPS), CEZAM Ruše, the high school from Uganda – Lake Bunyonyi Secondary School and II. gimnazija Maribor. The project, which will last for two years, is facing with the problem that the most talented young people from Slovenia, Romania, and Uganda are leaving the area of the protected nature because they don’t see the perspective/relevant employment opportunities for themselves. Protected nature areas are very specific in their economic development and require a thoughtful approach. As a consequence, the area that would require the most careful development planning remain without they extremely precious human potential. The aim of the project is to create a set of development opportunities that would keep young people in the nature protected areas and at the same time raise the level of sustainable natural development. On the second international conference for talented students organized by primary school Ruše and Pedagogical faculty of Maribor, Zdenka Keuc (II. gimnazija Maribor) presented the first activities and results of the project.