A few days ago, we enjoyed our 5th Youth Exchange in Madrid! The topic was how to recycle in a dynamic way.
KA1 R3CYCLE has been a project that has united 48 participants from 8 different countries: Spain, Italy, Portugal, Romania, France, Germany, Greece and Bulgaria. We had a lot of fun and all of them learned a lot about the topic of recycling. We did all the activities and some of them where very good to know each other, they have become great friends!
With this project, we wanted to raise awareness among young people and citizens who were involved of the benefits of recycling, since usually people are not aware of the importance of reusing materials. At the same time, the project aims to know the different techniques of recycling and what is done later. It is especially interesting to train the participants in this field knowing the whole environmental process that is applied in Europe.
The project was organized with physical activities and environmental methods which were tools also to promote active citizenship among young people, intercultural dialogue and that overcome barriers and fears, to play and work in teams and to be able to accept and understand any person, wherever they come from.
We organized a series of activities, all related to the world of Recycling that were realized in a recreational environment, open spaces and outdoor places; all of them connected with the non-formal education of young people.
To know more about this amazing project and to see all the pictures, visit the website https://ka1recycle.wordpress.com/
We’re very happy to announce a new Training Course that MAD for Europe will impart from now on in Madrid! The name is “Happy School and Positive Education”, and its about how can teachers help with the feelings of the students at school.
With this course, we want to combine the importance of the feelings and emotions of the students. We want to focus on this aspect based on the studies of Martin Seligman, an American psychologist, who gives special importance to this topic in his “Positive Psychology” documents. The aim of this course is that, thanks to the techniques that teachers give to their students, they can discover their strengths by studying, so that they can see it in a more dynamic and productive way, combining success at the academic level and at the social level.
It has been created for teachers, students, professionals and stakeholders. The duration of the course is 1 week and it will be done in the centre of the city of Madrid.
You can sign up here!
Yesterday, we had the great opportunity of visiting the local radio of the Council of Madrid! The program of M21, “Extraordinarios”, invited us to talk about MAD for Europe and our new KA1 R3CYCLE (Nº 2018-3-ES02-KA105-012655) that will take place this week, from the 23rd to the 28th of June.
We explained the origin of the name, with the 3, because of the 3R’s: Reduce – Reuse – Recycle. Also, we talked about the activities and they liked it a lot! We participated with other members that work also in the topic of the recycle.
You can listen to the podcast here> https://www.m21radio.es/podcast/extraordinarios/extraordinarios-19062019
In this project, we will involve 48 participants from 8 different countries: Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Greece, Portugal and France. They will enjoy a lot because we have prepared a lot of activities related with recycling. To know more about this great project, visit the website!
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!
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
2) ASSOCIAZIONE LET’S KEEP LEARNING ONLUS – Italy
3) ASOCIATIA TINERILOR CU INITIATIVA CIVICA – Romania
4) KDAP-MEA MAZI – Greece
5) KAUNO TAIKOMOSIOS DAILES MOKYKLA – Lithuania
6) I. PEICC- France
We will upload more info during these days!
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!
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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!
1st Meeting of the KA2 THE BOND in Portugal
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!
This are some pictures of some of the Meetings:
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!
We’re really looking forward to it next 18th November! To know more about this project, visit the website: https://ka1madforculture.wordpress.com/
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!