During the project, we will learn the different steps of making a documentary: writing the script, filming, video-editing, etc. The other topic of the project will be radicalism. It will be approached through debates, talks, and reflections. Since we are going to stay in a small town we will strongly interact with local community. It will be especially interesting because they can provide first-hand experience regarding the Basque Country conflict. The final task consists in recording a documentary about radicalism.
Besides, the program includes many interesting and funny activities such as visits, night activities, daily games, contests and so on.
The participant candidates will be evaluated based on their level of motivation and interest in the topic. The most motivated individuals who wish to fully participate and contribute to the success of this project will be selected.
- To have both interest on the topic of the project and an active participation.
- To be, at least, 18 years old. There is no maximum age.
- To have a fluent level of English so they can participate and communicate.
- To hold the European Health Card (EU countries) or a medical insurance (Non-EU countries) valid during the period of the Exchange. If not, you must sign a document that exempts us from any responsibility related to eventual health care costs at your arrival.
- Gender balance (2 boy and 1 girl per country or viceversa)
Accommodation and Food
The accommodation is in Ituren, in the region of Navarra, a little town (550 inhabitants) in the north of Spain, very close to the border with France. We will be hosted in a hostel where the food will also be served.
Youth Europa will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks/snacks. There will always be options for people with food restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, allergic, religious reasons, etc), as long as they point it out in the corresponding form that participants will receive before the Project.
Basic rules about respecting each other will be mandatory: be on time, respect the others, clean up after yourself, do not make noise after midnight, follow the accommodation rules, separate wastes, follow the workshops and sessions actively. Anyway, in the beginning of the exchange, rules will be presented in detail.
Serious misbehaviors, such as drug usage, violence, sexual harassment, theft or any other, will result in us calling the police, excluding you from the exchange and not reimbursing your travel costs.
NOTE: travel cost can be partially of fully removed to the people who:
- Do not take part in the whole length of the Exchange
- Repeatedly break the basic rules and don’t react to warnings
- Commit any serious misbehavior
Participants must be in Pamplona 23rd March. There will be a time range to be there which will be specified. Also, you will be back in Pamplona the 31st as soon as possible. Regarding the trip, there are some guidelines and requirements you must follow:
- As we said, travel costs are covered, but there is a limit depending on the distance:
Estonia (2000 – 3000 km) 360 €
Spain (10 – 100 km) 20 €
Slovakia (500 – 2000 km) 275 €
Hungary (500 – 2000 km) 275 €
France (500 – 2000 km) 275 €
Portugal (500 – 2000 km) 275 €
VERY IMPORTANT. This is the limit for every participant depending on the country you come from. But, first of all, as participant you have to verify that your trip is within the corresponding distance band for your country. If your trip is not inside the distance band of your country, you have to contact us because your limit will be a bit lower. For measuring distance use this link and select the city/village you come from as “Start” and Ituren as “End”.
- As a participant, you have up to 5 days gap between your flights dates and Project dates (23rd March – 31st March). Example:
- Arrive 22nd Mar – Departure 31st Mar 1+0=1 OK!
- Arrive 20th Mar – Departure 2nd Apr 3+2=5 OK!
- Arrive 18th Mar – Departure 1st Apr5+1=6 NOT OK!
- Bilbao, San Sebastian, Zaragoza are the closer airports, but they are small airports and it’s not likely you can find any flights which go there, so you might probably have to think about Madrid/Barcelona. Therefore, you will have to research and prepare your trip; websites like skyscanner (flights) and goeuro (trains/buses) are very useful. Pamplona is the city you have to reach. Youth Europa will inform you how to reach Ituren from Pamplona.
- VERY IMPORTANT. You have to keep all your tickets, because we will need them for the reimbursement. Some guidelines regarding this issue:
- Flights: we will need both boarding passes (PDF, not the Boarding Pass from your phone!) and an invoice/receipt of your purchase which specifies the prize
- E-tickets are valid; you don’t have to print them. In case you only received the physical ticket, scan it before giving it to us.
- VERY IMPORTANT. You need our confirmation before purchasing your flight tickets.
There is a participation fee of 30€ which will help us to improve the quality of the Project and will be discounted from the travel costs reimbursement.
Travel, accommodation, food, materials, visits, activities… everything involving the Project is covered! So, you will only need some cash for your personal expenses
- Intercultural dinner: it will be celebrated the first night. Participants from every group must coordinate to bring typical food and drinks from their country. You can also contact us in case you want to cook or prepare something in the accommodation.
- Cultural nights: every day, two countries will make a performance about their country. You will have around 30 min to present your country through PowerPoint presentations, videos, quiz, dances, songs, contests, etc.
- Things you have to bring: reflex photography camera (if you have one!) and laptop. It is not mandatory for all the participants, but at least we should gather one camera per country.
Other important aspects
- Insurances: Youth Europa has signed different insurance policies required by the Erasmus+ program. This includes an accident insurance which will cover you facing any severe accident. Regarding health care and as mentioned in the Participants profile section, participants must hold their European Health Card (EU countries) or subscribe a medical insurance (Non-EU Countries). We can help you in this process if you need to. In case you come from Non-EU countries, the cost of the health insurance will be returned to you thanks to the funds we have been given for this purpose. If you don’t meet this requirement when you come to the Project, we will require you to sign a document where you declare that you were informed regarding this issue and exempt us from any responsibility.
- Weather: it can perfectly rain some days, weather is usually cloudy in spring in this region. Temperatures expectations are between 5ºC to 12ºC.
- Currency: in Spain we use Euros (€)
Antonio Manresa González (Coordinator)
+34 722 14 11 37