MAD for Europe has been teaching Training Courses of all types for several years. Some of the most important are Educational Psychology, ICT or Web Marketing.
Now, we have created a new course entitled “Integration and Teaching Methods with Migrants”, a course that provides the opportunity to discuss integration challenges in a multi-cultural group with professionals. Among its objectives, we want to develop teaching methodologies to facilitate the integration and learning of migrants’ students, provide materials to train other colleagues or students and provide tools to raise young migrants’ self-confidence. Also, one of the most important things is to teach how to identify the educational needs of foreign students.
We offer this Training Course because the migration of people is an enduring phenomenon of the human society and the process of adapting to life in a new country is not always easy, especially for refugee youngsters which will become students in a new context.
Several European studies highlight the disadvantaged position of students from a migrant background like poor marks,a high proportion of students being kept back behind their year group and early drop-out.
The target group of this course is teachers, students, professionals and stakeholders and its duration is one week. It will be a full week with ice-breakers, practices and methodologies, effective learning processes… You can sign up in our contact form!
This 2019, we will have three annual sessions: in April, June and November.
We are very happy to announce that they have approved us a new KA1 Youth Exchange! It is the fifth exchange that we organize here in Madrid and we are very excited! The main theme of this exchange is Recycling and it’s called “KA1 R3CYCLE”. We’ve chosen this name because we wanted to refer to three important topics (the 3 R’s): REDUCE – REUSE and RECYCLE.
From June 23 to 28 this year, activities related to this topic will be held in the city center, all to raise awareness among young people of this important measure that is often not done. A total of 48 participants from 8 different countries will participate, from Germany, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain.
MAD for Europe is a EU organization located in the centre of Madrid and highly specialized in European Mobility and Training programs. Our services cover all levels: work experience&internships, Training Courses, job shadowing, professional visits, vocational training, language courses, study programs. We have gained great experience in Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership both as coordinators and partners.
We are now looking for partners for a new KA2 Project proposal in Adult Education Development of Innovation about future entrepreneur mothers who want to create their own business from homes while they are taking care of their family. The main activities in this project will include training courses, seminars, conferences.
We are looking only for partners that could prove the following experience: work and help to unemployed women mothers, new technologies and digital world, training for disadvantaged groups, e-learning and distance training. It will be given a special importance to partners that have never worked in Erasmus+ KA2 projects.
From the 18th of November to the 23rd of November, we had our fourth KA1 Youth: MAD for Culture.
This project brought together people from different European countries in a 5-day program of activities on cultural heritage and traditions, to improve European citizenship, youth participation and transnational unity. The main objective of this KA1 has been to deepen the knowledge of European cultural heritage, trying to understand the differences and common origins of different EU countries, focusing on the interrelation of different traditions that made the EU one of the most heterogeneous cribs and rich of the world.
The main activities of the “MAD for Culture” project gave participants the opportunity to know the importance of cultural heritage through tangible culture (such as monuments, landscapes and works of art) and intangible culture (such as folklore, traditions , language, and knowledge). Participants had the opportunity to reflect and discuss the subject and explore different cultures and backgrounds through the arts used as a tool to share and create traditions. The activities were aimed at young people for appreciate the richness of their environment and develop an awareness of local, national and international heritage.
This project has been held in Madrid, Spain and it was funded by the Spanish National Agency of the Erasmus + Program and has brought together 42 young people from 7 different countries: Spain, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Poland and France, aged between 18 and 30 years.
We are very happy to announce that the project “New Skills, New Jobs” has ended with great success! The objective of this KA2 Strategic Partnership has been to promote the employment of people with disadvantaged situations, reduced capacity, social problems and disability.
The partners have been from Hungary, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia and Spain.
In this project, a lot of organizations and companies have been participating in all the activities. Some of them are: JOB for You, DREAM for Me! (from Hungary), Therapeutic Community Agia Skepi and Day Center (from Cyprus), Green Doors (from Czech Republic), Work ability reform in Estonia and Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Centre (from Estonia) and Fundacón Integra and Fundación Once (from Spain).
It has been a great project, where a lot of people have been involved and also it has been very beneficial. We have been very happy for being part of this amazing project!
Yesterday, 6ht of November, we had our Advanced Planning Visit of our KA1 MAD for Culture about Cultural Heritage. This Youth Exchange will take part from the 18th to the 23rd of November and will consist in 6 days full of activities, culture and fun! The partners involved are:
Spain – MAD for Europe
Italy – ETV Eurotreviso
France – Enosis
Poland – Zespol Szkol Zawodowych nr 1im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej (ZSZ nr 1)
Greece – Hellenic Youth Participation
Portugal – Agrupamento de Escolas de Benavente
Netherlands – ILA (International Labour Association)
First, each partner introduced themselves and later, MAD for Europe explained the different parts of the exchange: the activities, what to bring, the program, the accommodation distribution, etc. After we had a Guided Tour in the City Center of Madrid so the Group Leaders could now a little bit more about our city.
They’ve already left to their countries to organize the Youth Exchange and we’ll see them in two weeks!
This morning, October 30th, we attended a conference entitled “Everything is connected: European opportunities for the cultural sector”:“Todo está conectado. Oportunidades Europeas para el sector cultural”. It was held in Madrid, in the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The three themes on which this conference has focused have been on the three European calls related to culture: Creative Europe, Erasmus + and Europe with citizens.
The program has started with a round table entitled “Synergies between European Programs: Erasmus + funding opportunities, Creative Europe and Europe with citizens”. The speakers were D. Augusto Tungsten, head of the Creative Europe-Culture Office and European Citizenship Point, Ministry of Culture and Sports, and Ms. Beatriz Tourón Torrado, Head of Service of KA1 and KA2 of the School Education Unit and Adults, Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE), Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MCIU).
After a break, another roundtable has been held but this time to discuss examples of good practices. It has been starring by Ms. Lucía Rincon, from Rey Ardid Foundation, Mr. José Antonio Álvarez Pacheco, from INTER Youth Foundation and Ms. Natalia Neira Carrión, Coordinator of Associative Development and Youth, from ASPAYM Castilla y León Foundation.
We are looking forward to participating in these new projects and working on it!
We’re happy to announce that we got a new KA1 approved!
MAD FOR CULTURE (nº 2018-2-ES02-KA105-011418) is a Youth Project that brings together people from different European countries in a 5-day program of activities on cultural heritage and traditions, to improve European citizenship, youth participation and transnational unity. The main objective of this KA1 is to deepen the knowledge of European cultural heritage, trying to understand the differences and common origins of different EU countries, focusing on the interrelation of different traditions that made the EU one of the most heterogeneous and rich cribs of the world.
This project will be held in Madrid, Spain and it is funded by the Spanish National Agency of the Erasmus + Program and will bring together 42 young people from 7 different countries: Spain, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Norway and France, aged between 18 and 30 years.
If you are a participant of this event or a contact person for this project, please join the Facebook group:
The main activities of the “MAD for Culture” project will give participants the opportunity to know the importance of cultural heritage through tangible culture(such as monuments, landscapes and works of art) and intangible culture (such as folklore, traditions, language, and knowledge).
Participants will have the opportunity to reflect and discuss the subject and explore different cultures and backgrounds through the arts used as a tool to share and create traditions. The activities aim to make young people appreciate the richness of their environment and develop an awareness of the local, national and international heritage.
From the 17th to the 18th of September, we had our first KA2 Meeting of the Project “The Bond”. It’s a Strategic Partnership to improve the situation of teenage girls who get pregnant and give birth.
We had it in Lousada, a town near from Oporto, in Portugal. We all stayed in “Lousada Country Hotel”, a very nice place where we also had the Meeting.
We discussed about the main topic of the project, the specific tasks and the Intellectual Outputs, as well as the important issues of adolescent mothers who have their babies. It has been a very successful Meeting and we learned a lot about this subjetc.
We are very sure that it will be a very enriching project!
Also, we’ve have analized the opinion of young people about social media. For this activity, three young students from Spain have been interviewed. They talk their experience with social networks and what they think about it, its benefits and also the disadvantages.
-James, from Barcelona, explains that it’s very useful because you can search whatever you want and inform you about everything. The danger thing is that, especially in schools, the bulling that comes from it.
-Celia, talks about the rapid accessibility of social networks to be in touch with your loved ones even if you are far away. The negative part is that there’s not privacy.
-Marta, explains the facility of having a “video call” and being able to see easily with just one call to your friends. The downside is that it can take away a lot of time, especially when you are studying or doing important things.