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Understanding Europe Spain

September 17, 2017
by Aritz Labrador

Train-the-Trainer in Barcelona

Last weekend, the old trainers and newcomers met in Barcelona with Aritz (coordinator), Kerstin (Schwarzkopf Foundation) and Aya (Schwarzkopf Foundation). The training consisted on three days of modules on how to implement the project in the classrooms, updates of the course material and the working procedure/plan for the upcoming months. The trainers’ team has grown up to 16 trainers already and we are ready for more Crash Courses this 2017/18 school year!

August 22, 2017
by Aritz Labrador

Summer Coordinators’ Meeting in Berlin!

Last weekend, the Schwarzkopf Foundation organised the biannual Coordinators’ Meeting in Berlin, this time in Berlin Wansee, where German trainers and International Coordinator met to share their best practice and learn from each other. The new material was then presented and the new workshops will be available from now onwards in Spain too! Our coordinator, Aritz Labrador was also there and shared our vision of Understanding Europe in Spain and learnt new features to further improve this project’s branch in Spain.


February 20, 2017
by Aritz Labrador

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!


December 14, 2016
by Luis Menéndez

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.

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!