Make It Rural — Spain

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ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: Partnership Building Activity (PBA)

Venue: Grazalema, Spain

Dates: 6—11 March 2023

National team size: 2 youth workers (18-35)

Please read the info-pack.

Hosting organisation: Asociacion Cultural Somos La Otra

Project description:

European youth projects change young people’s lives. But it can also change the life of a small village if it’s properly organized. This PBA (= Partnership Building Activity) wants to help in the challenge of creating new projects in rural areas (populations of less than 20,000 inhabitants), projects rooted in those places.

Erasmus + underlines the importance of such activities as a powerful tool for young people (especially those with fewer opportunities) to empower themselves and to grow towards active citizens of their own community.

Objectives:

– To provide a wide introduction to the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corp programs for youth, focusing on their capacity for development in rural areas.

– To give the opportunity to find good and reliable partners from rural areas with whom to develop projects within the E+ and ESC programs, creating a solid network of contacts and alliances.

– To understand the impact and social change that an E+ or ESC project can have within a small local  community, discovering the possibilities of local participation.

– To share what it takes to plan a good quality E+ or ESC project in rural areas.

– To offer an individual and group learning experience through a practical process, allowing participants to reflect on their learning process and learn more about Youthpass.

Venue: 

Participants will stay in Villa Turistica de Grazalema, a hotel located in the northeast of the province of Cadiz, surrounded by the Sierras del Endrinal and del Pinar and just 10 minutes walk from the centre of the village of Grazalema, declared in 2017 as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

They will share rooms with other participants from different countries (but same gender). Accommodation is fully covered by the Erasmus+ program. As the project is in a rural area, we can’t ensure the quality of the Wifi. 

Target group/participants’ profile:
The activity is open for youth workers and youth leaders directly working with young people in rural areas and planning to organize a youth project within the framework of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme or European Solidarity Corps. They must be able to make decisions or influence implementation of further
projects and be willing to contribute with their own experience and values related to youth participation in rural areas.  Participants must be at least 18 years old and preferably less than 35 (but not age limit).

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