February 20, 2017
by Aritz Labrador
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Train-the-trainer and Coordinators’ Meeting in Berlin

From the 2nd to the 5th of February 2017, the International Office of the European Youth Parliament and the Schwarzkopf Foundation in Berlin hosted the Spring Coordinators’ Meeting and Train-the-Trainers event. Aritz Labrador as the coordinator of the project in Spain, joined the meeting with the coordinators from countries where Understanding Europe is active and had a full session of feedbacking, reviewing, sharing best practices and planing the next project year.

Likewise, the newly elected four trainers were introduced to the EU Crash Course and learnt how to make the workshops happen in the classroom. The new trainers are Carlota Cumella, Lucas Mateu, Lara Nissim and Ander Zabala. Welcome to the team!

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December 14, 2016
by Luis Menéndez
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Trainers Weekend in Bilbao

Bilbao was the city chosen for the Trainers Team to gather up once again to meet and discuss the progress made in the first months of Understanding Europe in Spain.  This last weekend (9th-11th December) became one full of brainstorming and debate, discussing various topics ranging from the refugee crisis to Brexit and the Trump presidency. The feedback from the first EU Crash Courses was gathered and analysed in depth to keep updating, improving and developing the materials, format and delivery of the Crash Courses. All in all, the general impressions were positive and the Trainers Team is looking forward to the upcoming courses and a new year full of excitement and growth.

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October 14, 2016
by Aritz Labrador
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EU Crash Courses launched!

This September, the Understanding Europe project was launched in Madrid and Barcelona. The first courses have now started and some more have been planned before the end of 2016. The calendar of the past and upcoming courses can be found in the Calendar (see menu above).

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September 11, 2016
by Aritz Labrador
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Successful Training in Palma

During this last weekend (8th-11th September 2016) the Trainers Team of Understanding Europe Spain gathered in Palma de Mallorca. During the Train-the-Trainers event, team members gained knowledge on the EU Crash Course Materials and extensive skills to put into practice when giving the workshops in class.

The event welcomed 9 trainers from Spain, the Project Coordinator, a representative form the Board of EYP Spain, a Trainer from Understanding Europe Germany and representatives from the Schwarzkopf Foundation, the umbrella organisation of the European Youth Parliament.

Pictures can be found below.

June 15, 2016
by Aritz Labrador
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The team

We are extremely excited to reveal the names of the trainers who will be conducting our first round of EU Crash Courses in Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca. Stay tuned for more information!

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May 2, 2016
by Aritz Labrador
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Call for Trainers launched

The first Call for Trainers for Understanding Europe Spain is now open! We are looking for young people aged between 18 and 25 years old, preferably youngsters who live in Madrid or Barcelona, and want to impart a basic understanding of European politics through an interactive EU Crash Course to young pupils. Our four-hour courses encourage pupils to become active citizens and provide a space to talk about their European questions. The EU Crash Course is meant for pupils from 4th ESO in Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca.

How to apply:

We are looking forward to your application at: http://bit.ly/1WhsrYX. The application period ends on the 15th May 2016, at 23:59 CEST. Good luck!

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April 11, 2016
by Aritz Labrador
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Project Kick-off Meeting with the Schwarzkopf Foundation

The Schwarzkopf Foundation and Understanding Europe Spain representatives met for a kick-off meeting in Madrid. Aritz Labrador (project coordinator), Iggy Argüelles (President of EYP Spain) and Laura Pérez-Galdós (International Relations of EYP Spain), along with Kerstin Eckart from the International Office, introduced the project and discussed about the general guidelines.

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