Youth Exchange Spain

The fourth and final youth exchange took place in Baena, Spain 18 – 22 March 2018 and included 5 youth and a youth leader from Bulgaria, France, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

The youth exchange was hosted by the project partner from Baena, Spain which is a town of Andalucia in the province of Córdoba in southern Spain with a population of the town is 20,266.

Five youth and their youth leader from Cookstown Youth Council took part in the exchange.

During the week long programme the youth explored the issue of migrants and how they should be integrated and included throughout Europe. The youth worked together to develop an understanding or each others’ views and experience of migrants in their regions.

Working together enabled them to understand the different views and opinions of youth from other regions to discuss political and social topics and to be more aware of social and political concepts like democracy, justice, equality, citizenship, civil rights.

During the week the group visits the three schools involved the project where they took part in activities organised by the teachers and students to share their views and opinions including an outside classroom.

The second day included a visit to Cordoba,  an important Roman city and a major Islamic center in the Middle Ages. It’s best known for La Mezquita, an immense mosque dating from 784 A.D., featuring a columned prayer hall and older Byzantine mosaics.

The week concluded with the youth completing a graffiti wall of the Euro Youth MediaLab logo.

Finally the everyone received a youth pass of their participation in the youth exchange.