3rd Transnational Meeting of the KA2 SMART in Madrid


During these days, we had the 3rd Transnational Meeting of the KA2 SMART in Madrid. The Meeting was from the 4th to the 5th of June 2019. 


The first day, all partners presented what they had done during the last months of the project and it also attended one participant per country that will go to the next Youth Exchange in Berlin this June. The coordinators explained to them what they would do and organized the activities well.


We ended the day with a tour of the center of Madrid guided by MAD for Europe members and with a social dinner for all the partners.


The next day, the following proposed topics were studied such as the Timesheet, exchange issues and what had to be done during the next months of the project. It was a very complete meeting and all the objectives were met!






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HELP DIS: our 6th KA1 Youth Exchange approved!



We’re very happy to announce that the National Agency has approved us our 6th Youth Exchange! 


“The Power of Sensory Language: HELPing DISabled People (HELP DIS)” is the title of this KA1 that will take part next September 2019 in Madrid.


The main idea of this project is focused on the importance of languages and disability in the society, since there are plenty of ways to communicate something, especially for those who can’t see, talk or listen. So, the aim of this Youth Exchange is to promote features and utilization of the three different kinds of language, oral, written and sign language among the participants in order to help them to communicate each other in many ways. 


We’ve organized a series of activities, all related to the world of Language, that will be realized in a recreational environment, open spaces and outdoor places; all of them connected with the non-formal education of young people. 


The partners are:

1) MAD for Europe – Spain 
4) KDAP-MEA MAZI – Greece 
6) I. PEICC- France


We will upload more info during these days!



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Training Course “Educational Psychology” – Madrid 12th-18th May 2019


Last week, we received a group from Athens, Greece, of 12 teachers of VET Schools in their city. They came to have a program about Educational Psychology.


The program was very complete: first, they had two sessions about Educational Psychology that were imparted by a teacher form an important university in Madrid. Also, they visited some schools were they had a professional visit about the centre and the methods they apply in the orientation field. To finish, they also visited an Institute of Psychological Orientation.


The program went very well! 


To know more about our Training Courses, click here. 


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APV of the KA1 R3CYCLE in Madrid


In order to prepare the incoming KA1 R3CYCLE, we welcomed all group leaders from the 8 participant countries in Madrid in order to finish the organisation of all activities. The members were from Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece. After presenting our association MAD for Europe, we also presented the different activities that will take place during the KA1 from 23rd to 28th of June 2019.


After a little coffee break, we came back to all members presenting him/herself and the organisation in which he/she was part, and their mission within. We concluded our Welcome Meeting by organising the room distribution of all participants, by using post-it and trying to mix all nationalities (but not genders) and help inclusion of all.


And finally, we had a Tour in the centre of Madrid where all members were enchanted to discover many Spanish Monument and different Cultural Legacies.

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2º Meeting KA2 “The BOND” in Romania


On March 11 and 12, we attended the second Meeting of the KA2 Project “The Bond” in Romania, specifically in Piatra Neamt, 350 kilometers from Bucharest. In this meeting, each partner presented the intellectual results they had made, and we saw the next steps that must be taken. Among these results there is a Blog, dedicated to teenage mothers, where each country is publishing important and important information for those who need it. If you want to know ours, visit the website!


It is a project that started in September 2018 and the first Meeting was in Lousada, Portugal. At the moment, all the objectives have been reached, and they will help many teenage mothers. If you want to know more about the project, be aware to the news we publish!



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1st Meeting of the KA2 THE BOND in Portugal

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New Course: “Integration and Teaching Methods with Migrants”


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.


 If you want to know more about the course, click here! 

If you want to know the exact dates of the course in 2019, click here!


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They have approved us a new KA1 about Recycling!


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.


All the information will be updated on the project website: www.ka1recycle.wordpress.com. Be updated!


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Looking for new partners KA2 Strategic Partnership in Adult Education


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.


If your institution fits with these requirements please send a detailed description of your activities and mission at: ka2strategicpartnerships@madforeurope.org

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KA1 MAD for Culture, our fourth Youth Exchange!


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.


To know more info, visit the website! www.ka1madforculture.wordpress.com




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The project “New Skills, New Jobs” has finished, but with great success


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. 


Brochure of Best Practices


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!


This are some pictures of some of the Meetings:


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