Project Overview

Our project can be described in two words: environment and survival. We will spend 10 wonderful days in the country of the sun. Our point is to disconnect from technologies and enjoy the countryside in the most natural way. We will learn to survive in the middle of the forest developing our skills by too many activities: finding drinking water, building our own camp, looking for edible/medicinal plants… In the same time we will be able to discuss some environmental issues we are facing nowadays.

Besides, the program includes a lot of interesting and funny activities such as visits, night activities, daily games, contests and so on.

Participants Profile

Participant requirements

  • To have both interest on the topic of the project and an active participation
  • To be between 18 and 30 years old. There is no age restriction for group leaders.
  • To have a fluent level of English
  • 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 the document that exempts us from any responsibility related to eventual health care costs.

Group requirements

  • Gender balance (3 boys and 3 girls per country)
  • There are some spots for people with fewer opportunities, we would like to fill all of them!

Accommodation and Food

The accommodation is located 20km away from Cazorla, a little (but famous) town of Andalusia, in the East-South of Spain.

We will be able to camp in a little ecological campsite in the middle of the Spanish mountains called “Camping Puente de las Herrerías”. Your organization will provide you a list with all the things you need to bring. Please, remember that we’re going to camp, so we will provide you the necessary stuff (like tents), but if you want to bring any facilities (as pillows, blanquets..) it will be up to you.

Our place is next to the born of the most famous river in Spain, the Guadalquivir River, where you will be allowed to swim at any time you want in your freetime.

If you want further information, you can visit their web clicking this link; http://www.puentedelasherrerias.com/index.php?idioma=GB

The town of Cazorla

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.

 

Rules

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

 

Travel

Participants must arrive to the accommodation the 20 th July after 14h and leave it the 29th July before 14h. The travel agency we work with will prepared you the journey to follow for the arriving to Cazorla and for the departure to your place. Before giving you the tickets for the trip, we will ask you to make a deposit of 60€ in our bank account, just as a assurance that you will assist. If the last days before the project you decide not to come, this money will be used to change the name of your tickets for giving another person this opportunity. If you come, this money will be refunded to you the last day of the project. As we have said, this project has a fee of 30€ that will be discounted from this deposit.

As a participant, you have up to 5 days’ gap between your flights dates and Project dates (20th July – 29th July). Example:

Arrive 19th July – Departure 29th July 1+0=1 OK!

Arrive 17th July– Departure 31st July 3+2=5 OK!

Arrive 15th July – Departure 30th July 5+1=6 NOT OK!

Cost

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

 

Participants Preparation

  • Cultural nights: Every day one country will prepare their cultural night. You will have to present your country through activities, pictures, food, and whatever you want to bring. These presentations will be used also in another activity in Cazorla, the town. There, you will present your country again but to the neighbours of Granada in an intercultural evening.
  • Country E(co)xplanation: There’s one activity planed, which each country should prepare before the project. In the way of learning the ecological laws, objectives and daily routines of our countries, you will be ask to prepared a little presentation (10-20minutes) about the environment of your city/region, how does your country try to increase the awareness about climate change or another climate problem and how you, personally, try to contribute the cause.
  • Things you will need to bring: Your NGO will provide you the list of the things you will need to bring and a list of recommendations.

 

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: We will be present with beautiful sunny days. So please, it will be really important you to bring the suncream and aftersun. In South Spain we have a fantastic but really hot weather in summer, so we insist in your own protection.
  • Currency: in Spain we use Euros (€)

 

Contact

Blanca Coello Poole (Coordinator)

blanca@youtheuropa.org

 

Project Summary

Location: Cazorla (Jaen), Spain.
Type: Erasmus+ Youth Exchange.
Topic: Environment and survival.
Organizer: Youth Europa.
Dates: 20th July (arrival day) – 29th July (departure day).
Participants: 5 people (18-30 y.o.) + 1 group leader (+18 y.o.) per country.
Countries: Sweeden, Portugal, France, Slovenia, and Spain.
Working language: English.

Open for participants from: Sweeden, France, and Spain.

Participation fee: 30€.