October 14, 2016
by Aritz Labrador

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).


September 11, 2016
by Aritz Labrador

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

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!


May 2, 2016
by Aritz Labrador

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

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.


April 1, 2016
by Aritz Labrador

Understanding Europe starts today!

The Project of the Schwarzkopf Foundation Understanding Europe is starting its path in Spain today! The newly elected Project Coordinator and the Board of EYP Spain, in conjunction with Kerstin Eckart, Project Manager from the International Office of the EYP and the Schwarzkopf Foundation, would like to express its gratitude to the TUI Foundation for providing the project with funds to carry out 4-hour-long EU Crash Courses within the Spanish geography.

The project will start its activities with the next school year 2016-2017 for schools, but the preparations, call and trainings for the Seminar Trainers will follow up soon.

More information about the project can be found in the tabs above.