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Between 6-7 of June,  three resourceful young people – Gabi, Alpár and Máté – embarked on an adventure to the charming city of Pristina, Kosovo, to participate in a training course for teachers and youthworkers as part of the Youth INC project. This training also served as a meeting for 21 participants from the six countries involved in the project: Hungary, Albania, Kosovo, Romania, Germany and Israel.


„After an adventurous journey, we arrived at our pleasant accommodation in the late afternoon, where we took a quick rest before heading out to explore the city. After a short walk we quickly discovered that Pristina feels quite similar to the cities we are used to, making us feel at home, almost as if our favorite Transylvanian cities had been combined. Moreover, the local people were very friendly and helpful, surprisingly almost everyone spoke in English. The food also showed similarities to our cuisine, with the flavors reminding us of home. But enough about the city; let’s delve into the training content.


The two days were incredibly packed, but every moment contained the most valuable information. It is important to mention that the training in Kosovo was just a small part of the Youth INC project, whose main goal is to find at least three people in each partner country who tries to build and develop their community through everyday actions as an everyday hero, and to highlight these individuals from the invisibility of everyday life.


During the training, we learned about three methodologies:

Interfaith Encounter

– The Way of Council

– Philosophy for Children/Communities.

The trainers throughout these methodologies aimed to prepare us for future work with young people and to gather enough experience to be able to pass on the knowledge acquired in Pristina to at least 10 colleagues and fellow teachers.


After an icebreaker and a fun introductory game we attended a content-rich and very useful lecture where we were introduced to the concept of Youthpass and how to articulate the learned and developed competencies through self-reflection.


The first introduced methodology of the day was Interfaith Encounter, which focuses on getting to know each other better and sharing our relationships with our own cultures and traditions.


The second methodology, The Way of Council, consisted of two parts: a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part interestingly became interactive enough, involving meditation exercises to determine the best methods for everyone for clearing one’s mind. After a short break, the second part of the methodology was even more exciting and sometimes very touching. Each participant brought a personal item that means a lot to them, such as a book, a stuffed animal, a picture of their child, or the key to their home. The first question was to tell a story about why the item was important to you. It was particularly surprising how openly everyone shared their personal stories, even though we had only known each other for couple of hours, and the sincere thoughts expressed during the exercise brought tears to our eyes. The second question was related to exclusion and inclusion, with participants sharing stories of when they felt excluded or included based on their social, geographic, cultural, personal, political, educational or racial identity in a community. Both parts were simultaneously uplifting and thought-provoking.


As a worthy end to the first day, after a short sightseeing tour we had dinner at a local restaurant, where we could taste fantastic authentic dishes.


On the second day, after another quick fun energizer, we got to know the third and final methodology, Philosophy for Children or you can call Philosophy for Communities as well. This practice was also divided into two parts. In the morning, we created the rules for the session, and then we moved on to the practical part. All tasks aimed to promote and develop creative thinking, teamwork, and critical thinking.


One of the most exciting tasks was when we received a fact-based text and by dividing into teams we had to share our initial thoughts on the content, and then formulate a general philosophical question based on the story. It was fascinating to see the different questions that arose from the same text. Then, wach person received three sticks to vote on which question to debate within an organised framework. The ideas were basically focused on the issue of freedom, but it was still difficult to choose. The winner was: “Where is the boarder for free speech?”


To conclude the day, we went to a local pizzeria where we once again enjoyed delicious meals. After dinner, we took a stroll through the city before returning to our accommodation, as everyone faced a long journey home on the next day.

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This year’s second Youth Exchange will start soon, from 18-27 June, with the theme of active leisure time. Our programme will bring together young people aged 14-17 from 5 countries, Turkey, Spain, Slovakia and obviously Romania.



During the 8-day exchange, participants will have plenty of opportunities to try out different leisure activities such as zumba, yoga, sports or podcast making.
The main objectives of the exchange are to teach young people to use their free time wisely, to build productivity, self-confidence, self-awareness and different learning methods, all approached in a non-formal way.



Of course, the programme will also give room for learning about the cultures represented, tasting traditional delicacies and learning dances, thus enriching the programme and the experience of the participants.
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Would like to try yourself out in volunteering? Ready to work for a community and make lifelong friendships even? You are in the right place! In this post we are going to introduce you to some amazing opportunities for volunteering in France for 9 months!


 

 

  1. The Europ’Armor organization located in Saint Brieuc is looking for volunteers – the mission for the volunteers would be to encourage and inform the young generation about the possibilities of volunteering in Europe. You can learn more about the program HERE
  2. The Steredenn FJT located in Dinan is looking for people – to organize intercultural events, inform the youth about mobility in Europe and to make their own project about a topic close to their heart. Apply and read more about it HERE
  3. Ensemble scolaire St. Yves located in Saint Brieuc is looking for young enthusiastic volunteers – the task is to educate the young people about mobility, initiatives around Europe and opportunities for them to discover international mobility solutions. Apply and read more about it HERE
  4. Ville de Lannion is hosting more than one opportunities for volunteering both located in Lannion
                                        – Bringing more information about internation mobility in a bigger age gap (15 to 25), introducing possibilities for them. More information is available HERE.

                                      – Working with people with disabilities, their caretakers and elderly people. Organizing inclusive events for them, and helping smoothen their participations on those events and activities. Learn more here HERE.

 

  1. Lycée Saint-Joseph Bossuet school is looking for creative volunteers for the next 9 months – to support the students and the teaching teams in arts, culture, technology and so on. Support of students in the creation of projects (video editing, capsules, photo, radio) and to host workshop for and with them. Apply and learn more HERE
  2. Lycée Jean Moulin located in Saint Brieuc is recruiting young individuals – to raise awareness of citizenship and international solidarity issues. The volunteers will help in the organization of the Festival of Solidarity, support students in their internship abroad and informing them about international mobility. Detailed information is available HERE.
  3. The Lycée St Charles la Providence in Saint Brieuc is hosting volunteers for – organizing cultural and intercultural events and activities for the students, also promoting international mobility and informing them about the topic. . More information is available HERE.
  4. The Habitat Jeunes en Trégor Argoat association in Lannion is looking for volunteers – to engage in residence activities, lead cultural and linguistic programs, and participate in youth projects. Volunteers will also help animate Le Pixie bar-expo-concerts and Le Piksel digital studio. Learn more and apply HERE.
 
It’s probably a lot of information, we know, but in case any of the listed opportunities interest you, don’t waste any time and apply in the links above!
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Here is a really good opportunity for the nature lovers!

The Al Hamam Association is offering a volunteer program this year in September in Cortijo Los Baños, located in the area of influence of the Tabernas desert (Almeria).



This volunteering project aims to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, raise awareness about the conservation of European rural cultural heritage, and foster an inclusive society based on European and permaculture values. The project focuses on environmental preservation through traditional techniques, combating climate change, and enhancing biodiversity. It also encourages sustainable living practices, community cooperation, and intercultural communication, while educating participants on the importance of ecological and holistic health. The project aspires to create a replicable model for future sustainable development and social inclusion.

Volunteers will engage in hands-on activities such as building dry stone walls, improving irrigation systems, reforesting areas, and caring for native farm animals to restore and preserve the environment. The project emphasizes learning through direct interaction with nature, fostering personal growth, systemic thinking, and holistic health. By integrating healthy habits and promoting intercultural dialogue, the initiative aims to create a community of informed and engaged individuals ready to tackle global challenges like desertification and climate change.

The project activities starts from 3rd of September until the 23rd (not including the travel days) and they will host a Health and Culture day on the 21st of September.

In case you are interested, you can get more information from the info package right HERE.

You can apply by filling out the online questionnaire available HERE.

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Where do I start? Let’s begin with the week before the trip, shall we? Okay, so it was Tuesday when we received the email with information about the mid-term evaluation (an assessment halfway through your volunteering project). Upon getting the email, we immediately gathered to discuss our travel plans: should we go by train or use BlaBlaCar? We definitely had the train option since there were four of us, and no, I didn’t want to be crammed in a BlaBlaCar with them. Don’t get me wrong, I like my colleagues, but personal space is important to me. So, the first step was to buy train tickets, which were very cheap as expected—83 lei or 16 euros from Sighisoara to Bucharest, a 6-hour journey. I wanted to die. Let me tell you, I’ve been on a 36-hour bus ride, but this train drained my soul and left me dizzy, which is unusual for me but, well, acceptable, I guess.

The only important information we got was the hotel location and the dates. It felt like one of those blind trips where you pay for everything upfront and could end up in Cancun or Scotland. Finally, after a long 6-hour train ride, we arrived in Bucharest. We ordered a Bolt because it’s cheap and we were four people. I indicated that there were four of us in the app, but the Romanian driver who arrived seemed a bit annoyed that someone had to sit next to him. Despite some awkward moments, we arrived at the hotel, which was somewhere between fancy and creepy (it reminded me of a game of Backrooms on Roblox, to be honest).

Upon arrival, the receptionist provided the crucial information we were missing: meal times. Breakfast was from 7-10, lunch from 1 PM, and dinner from 7 PM. I thought, are we British? I’m Spanish, and in Spain, a normal dinner time could be between 9 and 10 PM, or even later. After checking in, we went to our rooms, and luckily, each of us had a separate room. The rooms were fancy, with carpeted floors and plush pillows. It was very cool. We left our things there and went for a walk because we were hungry and had nothing to do until the next day. We didn’t even know what we were supposed to do or with whom we were going to do it. There was a lot of uncertainty.

We walked for about 25 minutes and ended up on a commercial street full of food stores—the good kind, like those bakeries surrounded by bees. We went to a Korean-Japanese store, which was very expensive but super cool, with all kinds of ramen, sauces, sweets—everything was on point. However, the only BUT, they only had BTS/Blackpink photocards, nothing from Twice, Le Sserafim, or New Jeans. We ate some good things like a cheddar-gouda cheese bagel, which was damn good. We returned to the hotel and hung out in Alejandro’s room until it was dinner time. Dinner was an experience: the dining room-restaurant seemed to be hosting either a baby shower, a baptism, or perhaps a bar mitzvah—it was hard to tell, but it was noisy.

If my memory serves me right, dinner was chicken breast with potato salad and quinoa or couscous. The food was pretty decent. After a long day, we went to sleep, wondering what awaited us the next day. We woke up and, as planned, went to eat breakfast at 8:30 to have a good sleep and enough time to eat calmly. Breakfast was definitely the best meal of the day. It was a buffet with all kinds of food, from yogurt with fruit and cereal to onion rings and tater tots. My go-to was scrambled eggs, tater tots, and toast with turkey ham and cheese, followed by coffee and a cereal bowl. I felt kind of heavy after that but thank goodness because we had a lot to do. Of course, I made a turkey ham and cheese sandwich to keep in my room—if I eat dinner at 7, I’m going to be hungry by 11.

After hours of not knowing anything, we received a message instructing us to come to the 6th floor, to the first room. That was scary, but the email hadn’t seemed like that, I promise. We arrived and met two people, Andrei and Mariann, who introduced themselves and had us play some icebreaker games. They explained our first activity, a mission (im)possible. We had to complete a lot of tasks, such as making a list of 20 things that are better in Romania than in our home countries. For example, Romania has some of the best internet in Europe. We also had to take a group picture with something indicating we were in the Carpathians. There were many activities, and I’ll share some pictures here.



When we finished our activity, we had a coffee break. The coffee was very good but so hot that I had to wait the entire 30 minutes for it to cool down. The cheese biscuits and jam biscuits were okay but nothing special. When we returned to the meeting room, we finally did the task we were supposed to complete before coming: presenting our association. The first team was the Mediterranean team—Chiara, Laura, and Carolina (they’re from Portugal, Spain, and France). They presented a video about their association, covering where they come from, what they do, who they share rooms with, etc. They are the luckiest because they live only an hour by bus from Bucharest, so they can explore the big city every weekend.

The second team was the Baia Mare team, Zeynep and Bogdan. They talked about their association’s activities, which are super cool. Every week they prepare a themed event, like a Harry Potter week with activities in schools and centers for the disabled. The third team, consisting of Oussama, Diana, and Tasnim, is from a place I can’t quite remember, but they also did cool activities, like helping in a nursery and taking care of kids aged 1 to 3 years old.

The fourth team, the Timisoara team—Benjamin, Anna, and Iasmina—does activities similar to ours. They are two Serbians and one Romanian, and since they live near the Serbian border, they speak Romanian fluently. Finally, there was our team: Abde, Murat, Undine, and Alejandro, representing Keresztur and Ata. We do a lot of things, which you can read about on the blog where you’re reading this.

To wrap up the day, we had lunch at 1 PM, like the British. Lunch was not impressive. As a Muslim, I found limited options: only chicken wings and lettuce salad, while everything else was pork. There was potato salad with pork, pork in creamy sauce, pork ribs, and chicken wings without any sauce, plus lettuce with oil and salt.

After the day’s activities, we went out for drinks (non-alcoholic, for legal reasons). We were looking for bars to chat, drink, and laugh a bit. We started at a bar 25 minutes away and ended at one near the river. It was a super cool night to meet each other, talk, drink, laugh, and take pictures. Overall rating of the night: 9 (the Coca-Cola was 10 lei).

Starting with Tuesday, breakfast was the same as before: tater tots, onion rings, scrambled eggs, cheese, pork ham, turkey ham, cereal, yogurts, muffins, juices—a typical breakfast buffet. I chose the same every day: scrambled eggs and toast with cheese and turkey, juice, and coffee for later. The first activity of the day involved making a book where we would write everything we wanted to analyse about the past month of our volunteering. It was very cool, but the questions we had to answer in our journal or book were difficult. One question I remember was, “What is something you really didn’t like in the project and made you think of dropping out?” Honestly, I didn’t know how to answer because the project has been pretty good so far, with its ups and downs. Life is about consistency, so I had to write a fake story and pretend it was genuine.

Soon, it was lunchtime, and this time the food was somewhat better: Chinese rice, roast garlic green beans, and chicken thighs. It was good because we needed a lot of energy for the afternoon activity. We had to complete a list of tasks in the center of Bucharest, like taking a picture with the city’s kilometer zero marker, talking to a musician, and photographing things we liked and didn’t like about Bucharest. It was funny, rushed, tiring, and very busy. We had from 1:30 PM until 6:30 PM to finish as many activities as possible. I’ll include some pictures here.



To conclude this mid-term, the last day was probably the most boring but necessary. We talked about the future, the Youth Pass, and our plans after finishing the project. Many people are enthusiastic about continuing to volunteer, but we are only entitled to volunteer for 12 months in our lifetime, though short-term volunteering is unlimited. However, life isn’t just about volunteering—you still need to play an active role in society by working, studying, or doing something that contributes to the economy. While you can’t be a volunteer for life, you can cherish the memories forever.

On that day, we discussed the brain—how we think, how we experience joy, what love feels like, and the nature of our emotions. All of it can be summarized in one answer: brain chemistry. Pheromones, hormones, serotonin, and dopamine all contribute to who we are and influence our decisions. Did you know that 90% of our choices and decisions are guided by our brain chemistry? Interesting, right? (I know this sounds like a TED Talk, but that’s not my intention—I just find it fascinating.)

With all this adrenaline in our bodies and joy in our brains, we concluded the mid-term evaluation with new friends, new cities to discover, and new flavors to explore. We said goodbye to Bucharest with a strange aftertaste—it was an amazing time, but so short and intense that I just wanted to sleep. I have to admit, we were a bit late for my taste catching the train. We had a train scheduled for Thursday at 14:45, and Alejandro wanted to book the Bolt at 14:25, just 20 minutes before our train was set to leave. We could have ended up stranded! Luckily, there wasn’t much traffic, and we arrived just in time. The train was there, and I ran to catch it. There was no way I was staying in Bucharest and paying for another train ticket. No way.

That was our mid-term experience. I hope you enjoyed reading about it. I’d give it an 8.5 out of 10. Nos, viszlát és később találkozunk!

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If you are reading this post, then you probably already wondered about being a volunteer, want to improve your language and social skills, also you are ready to work for the community. Well, you have all these opportunities if you choose the European Solidarity Corps volunteer programs. Nevertheless, that you are improving your skills, your travel, accommodation, and food is all covered by the program.




In this post down below, we offer you these French volunteer opportunities:

  1. Short term opportunity at Joie et Soleil, located in Ausbessagne – if you are open for organising summer camps for children between the age 8 and 18, also your July and August is free then this is the ideal program for you.
  2. Long term opportunity at Hors Pistes, located in Marseille – if you are more interested in environment, social inclusion, organising local projects and workshops, then pack your things, for 12 months from 2024 September, this program is waiting for you.
  3. The Youth Office of the DLVAgglo is looking for volunteers for 10 months starting from September, located in Manosque – if you would like to promote European values and mobility in local schools, organise workshops in your local community, it’s time to go to France!
  4. Long term opportunity at La Gare Franche/ZEF located in Marseille – if you’re interested in plant growing and gardening, you can volunteer for 11 months in the wonderful city of Marseille.
  5. 12 months in Marseille at Culture du Coeur – here you will mostly have office work, but you will have the chance to take part in organising book clubs and different local activities.
  6. The Eclat de lire organisation is looking for volunteers for 10 months in Manosque – if you like to read, you can take part in organising book clubs, street libraries and other exciting events.
  7. H.A.S. organisation located in Marseille is looking for volunteers for 12 months from September – activities against the isolation of women. If you choose this program, you will have a lot to organise and you can also get to know other local organisations too.
  8. The Citizen’s House in Istres is looking for volunteers for 9 months – to manage solidarity, environmental protection, sports, cultural and artistic activities.
  9. The Lycée Altitude located in Briancon is looking for volunteers for 9 months for educational activities. Your tasks will be hosting different out of school activities for the students on campus.

We know that this is a lot of information, but if you are interested in any of them, don’t hesitate to apply. You find the application form HERE.

Before sending your application, please read the English information package available HERE carefully to be fully informed.

 

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Ever wondered what life would be like without constantly checking your phone? Are you ready to break free from the digital world and rediscover the beauty of real-life connections?

We have an amazing opportunity to embrace the present moment, fostering deeper connections with yourself, others, and the environment.

 

 

In a quiet small town in Greece with a wonderful view of the Mount Olympus, the Detox Box youth exchange will take place between July 21 and 27, 2024 (including travel days), focusing on:

– disconnecting from the digital devices and experiencing the rhythm of real life

– forging meaningful connections, sharing and listening to stories that bridge cultural divides

– diving into music, art, and theater, rediscovering joy and expression without digital filters.

 

Who can participate in the training?

  • Anyone who is between 18 and 25 years old
  • Anyone who speaks English at a good communication level
  • Anyone who fits the above-mentioned time frame
  • Easy going personalities
  • Willing to live and learn outdoors for a week
  • Willing to disconnect from the technology
  • Anyone willing to share what they have learned and achieved during the training after the activities
  • Priority will be given to people with fewer opportunities

 

Participation in the training is free, with travel, accommodation, and meals provided by the Erasmus+ program. 

Before sending your application, please read the English information package available HERE carefully to be fully informed.

You can apply by filling out the online questionnaire available HERE until 31st of May, 2024!

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Have you ever felt hesitant to show your true self, fearing rejection or judgment from others? Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads, unsure of which path to take in your journey of self-discovery?

If your answer is yes to any of the above questions, then this training is for you.


We are inviting you to a wonderful small town in Italy rich in history, art, culture and nature. Leonardo da Vinci’s hometown waits for you with a fantastic journey during which the focus will be on self-discovery, self-awareness and the power of vulnerability that allows each participant to unlock their true potential and embark on their own path following their times, needs and will.

 

Who can participate in the training?

  • Motivated youth workers/educators who have turned 18
  • Those who speaks English at a good communication level
  • Those who are blessed with good communication skills
  • Those interested in self-reliance, mental health, and well-being, able to be honest and open with themselves and the group, and to open up their emotions through art and creativity without judgment
  • Those available between 1-9th of July, 2024
  • Those who is not afraid of being active in a multinational community
  • Those willing to share what they have learned and achieved during the training after the activities

 

Participation in the training is free, with travel, accommodation, and meals provided by the Erasmus+ program.

Before submitting your application, please carefully read the English information package available HERE to be fully informed.

You can apply on SALTO by clicking HERE until May 24, 2024!

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Three motivated young people visited Spain’s beautiful province of León between 23-28th of April 2024 to discover the entrepreneurial opportunities, good practices, and secrets of maintaining mental wellbeing in rural areas. Read their report below.


Nestled within the tranquil landscapes of Bierzo, Peón de Arriba emerges as a beacon of renewal—a village once forgotten, now pulsating with energy and promise. This transformation found its essence in the convergence of cultures and dreams, as students from across Europe gathered to explore the realms of rural entrepreneurship in an Erasmus program unlike any other.


The program’s agenda was carefully crafted to blend education with adventure, offering a diverse array of workshops, outdoor activities, and cultural exchanges. From brainstorming business models to traversing the breathtaking landscapes of Bierzo, every moment in Peón de Arriba was an opportunity to expand horizons and embrace the unknown.



Participants dived into immersive workshops where they learned to develop business plans and innovative strategies for rural entrepreneurship. Guided by an experienced mentor, they explored the intricacies of market analysis, branding, and sustainable development, gaining practical insights that transcend traditional classroom learning.


Beyond the confines of the workshop, Peón de Arriba beckoned with its natural wonders—a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Participants embarked on treks through lush forests, discovered the ancient ruins of Roman mines, and immersed themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of the region.



As the sun set over the horizon, the village came alive with the laughter and camaraderie of newfound friends. Here, amidst the ancient echoes of the past and the whispers of future possibilities, participants discovered the true essence of entrepreneurship — not merely as a means of financial gain, but as a journey of self-discovery and communal upliftment.


As the program drew to a close, Peón de Arriba emerged not just as a village, but as a symbol of hope and possibility—a place where dreams take flight, and aspirations find wings. In the heart of “Empty Spain,” amidst the rolling hills and whispering forests, lies a sanctuary for those who dare to dream, to explore, and to embrace the journey of entrepreneurship with open hearts and open minds.


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Between March 7th and 12th, two young people from Transylvania, Gabi and Máté, took on the world by the scruff and set out to explore Spain, more precisely the beautiful city of Toledo, where the author of Don Quixote lived for a short while. In contrast to Don Quixote, Gabi and Máté didn’t engage in windmill battles but participated in a very important and interesting training focusing on digital youth work.

During the training, they learned to use digital tools such as the Canva online visual editor, the Padlet digital pinboard, the YouCut video editing application, furthermore, among others they enriched their toolbox with a wide range of digital events for young people using the art of photography. Additionally, they got to meet with 20 young people from 9 countries from all around Europe with hopes of future collaborations.


„Upon our arrival day, after settling into our beautiful accommodation at the Castillo de San Servando castle (the picture below on top of the hill), we had a Spanish dinner followed by a quick introduction session with the participants and the hosting team, where we got to taste popular Spanish drinks and snacks.


The first day of the training was all about getting to know each other. We played icebreaking games and created a digital map where we marked the sending organizations of all participants, along with a short description of each contact. Alongside, we gained insight into the concept of the YouthPass, and each team presented briefly what their organization is involved in.


The second day marked the beginning of the actual work. Through several discussions, we tried to define the exact responsibilities of a digital youth worker and the toolkit necessary for navigating the online world effectively. A significant part of the morning was dedicated to a workshop on Canva visual editor, where we learned the basics of digital editing and design. We practiced by creating an infographic about each national team’s sending organization.


In the afternoon, we embarked on an exciting treasure hunt within the ancient walls of Toledo using the Actionbound digital treasure hunt app. For us, this was perhaps the most interesting part as we explored cultural and historical sites such as the statue of Don Quixote and the Toledo Cathedral. At the end of the treasure hunt, the winning teams (actually everyone) enjoyed a delicious Spanish dessert: churros dipped in hot chocolate.


On the third day, we learned the basics of video editing using the YouCut application. We were given two practice tasks. The first task was to create a short video about the goals and activities of our sending organizations individually. The second task was a team assignment where each team had to roam the streets of Toledo again, interviewing tourists and locals about a self-chosen topic, capturing it all on video which made our task a little more difficult, but in the end all the groups successfully completed the assignement.

In the afternoon, we visited the house of El Greco, where he created a substantial amount of his artworks.


The fourth day delved into online communication and activities that can be conducted in the online world. We explored how the Actionbound app works and in pairs examined each other’s organizations’ online platforms, providing each other with valuable advice on how to better manage these platforms.

We also explored the wide possibilities of photography in digital youth work, and took part in a photo challenge where we had to submit two pictures with different techniques, e.g. playing with light, colours, perspective, etc.


On this day, we had an interesting experience. As a free activity, we went to explore the sights of Toledo and visited a church that used to be just that in the past, but now it serves multiple functions, including as an entertainment venue and concert hall. It was an interesting feeling, mixed emotions of both coolness and strangeness (We could not take a picture of the church due to our surprise, so below is the cathedral of Toledo).


On the fifth and final day of the training, each team had to come up with an activity utilizing the knowledge gained during the training course. We have come up with a very cool project for next year (similar in structure to our Green It Up project, if you might know it, if not, visit the ATA platforms to find out more), where we will introduce young people to the digital tools and activities we have learned here.

Last but not least, we also organised a brainstorming session on the profiles and themes of future joint projects in collaboration between our organisations.


The rest of the day involved the final evaluation and receiving the YouthPasses, followed by bittersweet goodbyes as everyone headed back to their respective countries, big or small.

These few days in Spain, particularly in the incredibly diverse and interesting city of Toledo, were fantastically good, exciting, interesting, and educational. Anyone visiting Spain should definitely not miss out Toledo.”


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