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.
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!
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.
The aim of this project is to help young people (from 18 to 30 years old) to reflect on the problem of recycling and make Europe better: cleaner and more efficient.At the same time physical activity and environmental methods will be tools to promote active citizenship among young people, intercultural dialogue and will overcome barriers and fears, to play and work in teams and to be able to accept and understand any person, wherever he/she comes from.
So we’ve organized a series of activities, all related to the world of Recycling 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 exchange will be organized in the city of Madrid in Spring 2019. We’re looking for partners from: Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Ireland, Denmark, Germany and United Kingdom.
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During this year, we have collaborated in several KA2 projects.
We have started the KA2 AEF Youth of Violence (“Youth Support for a stronger Europe, joining together against gender violence”), a multilateral strategic partnership between 5 European countries (Spain, Italy, Malta, Romania and Portugal) which goal, in addition to the specific objectives of the project, is to allow the development of networks, the increase of the capacity to work at a transnational level and the sharing and confrontation of ideas, practices and methods. The first Meeting was in Malta, specifically in the town of Sant Julian, last March. In July, we had the C1 Training Event in Massa, Italy, and it was a total success!
Also, we have been working within other KA2 projects: New Skills, New Jobs, SMART and THE BOND. The first one, is project that aims to promote the employment of people with disadvantaged situations, reduced capacity, social problems and disability (it finishes this year). The second one, is about Social Media in Young People and the first Meeting was near to the city centre of Berlin, in Bernau; and THE BOND, is a new project that wants to improve the situation of teenage girls who get pregnant and give birth. The first Meeting will be in Lousada, in Portugal, next September.