IMPRESSIONS WITH TC “THE ART OF YOUTH EXCHANGE” IN SPAIN.
This month was marked by another partnership on a wonderful project in Spain, specifically in the small town of Jerez de la Frontera. The main organizer and holder of the project was an association from Spain – Juvenil Inter, and Tina and Leonora went there on our behalf. We convey their impressions below;
Leonora and Tina are the lucky ones who, from April 11 to 18, 2023, had the opportunity to participate in an Erasmus+ training called The Art of Youth Exchange under the leadership of the Juvenil Inter association in Jerez de la Frontera. In particular, it is a small place in Andalucia where passers-by often, in spontaneous encounters, address you with “cariña” and “hija”, which in translation would be dear to my daughter. You feel like you are at your grandmother’s house in the countryside, not in a small town in the south of Spain. Through one of a series of activities, we interviewed the residents of that city, and an 88-year-old man, when asked what he likes most in Jerez, answered that the best thing about Jerez is the people, everyone is kind and nice. We will agree with our sharp interlocutor. Despite the great beauty of the city, climate, and customs, we will surely remember those special, warm people.
We gathered on the occasion of learning about the successful and quality creation of Erasmus projects in our countries. Together with young workers, teachers, and students from North Macedonia, Italy, Turkey, Germany, France, Estonia, and Spain, we shared our knowledge and experience focused on the development and creation of youth exchange projects and all other aspects related to Erasmus+ projects. Also, through this training program, we had the opportunity to hold a workshop on sustainable development in two high schools in Jerez and listen to the different experiences of adolescents in Spain related to the chosen topic. We are encouraged to organize our own projects on the topic of mental health and financial literacy, and we hope that we will succeed in realizing the dreams we set out to dream in Spain.
P.S. Of course, the “bather” also fell in the Atlantic Ocean.