Programme and action: Youth in Action programme, action 1.1. youth exchange
Date: 25 July – 1 August 2013
Venue: Valencia, Spain
Participants: Eva Janečková (group leader), Michal Havelka, Libor Karvay, Vojtěch Karvay, Petra Mazancová
Participating countries: Spain, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia
ᵢHola! Welcome to Spain! Welcome to the world full of happy people, fun, friendship and honesty. It was my pleasure to travel to Spain (Valencia) with four other Czech people on the 25th July. We were really excited about the project “Pet Art: a modern life outcome” that ended on the 1st August. There were five people from each country: the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Romania a seven from the hosting country: Spain.
Thanks to the perfect preparation and organization of our leaders – Alexia and Dragos we were able to create a wonderful team without any single mistake! During a lot of activities we got to know each other better and better and thanks to many group works, we were able to cooperate quite easily. We were dealing, for example with environmental problems of each country, possibilities of saving money, how we imagine the future world as well as with trying to find solutions for every task. Presentation of our results allowed us to practice English and move our level a little bit higher!
Moreover, we experienced quite a lot from Spanish vital culture – Flamenco show, movie about famous Spanish “Fallas”, great Spanish food, drinks and we had a lot of opportunities to explore the city of Valencia including the amazing City of Arts with Oceanographic and the dolphin show.
Considering it all in all, this project had something special in itself. Everything was so calm, pretty and amazing, like somewhere in the dream. What is glorious is the cooperation between nations, realizing that the environmental problems are basically the same and the most important thing is the fact that every individual can do something to make the situation better. During the project, the technical team have created the functional windmill and the art team beautiful mirrors, bookmarks, candle holders and a lot of other nice things made from the recycled material. For all of us this was only the beginning. Now, when we are back home we can try to realize our ideas and be happy if any of them will come true. We can start with creating a lot of beautiful things or we can use education as the most powerful weapon to change the world. Everything is up to us!
To sum it up, if there is no EYCB as the great group allowing a lot of people to do amazing things EYCB would have to be invented! Thank a lot every single person allowing these projects to happen!