YOUropean: What's Europe to you?

The project aims at improving adult education raising the knowledge and awareness about the EU, particularly about its values and the opportunities it offers. 



PROJECT’S END DATE: 01/07/2024

TOTAL BUDGET: 30.000,00 €

PROJECT CODE: Small-scale partnerships in adult education: 2022-2-ES01-KA210-ADU-00009245


The main objective is to raise awareness of the opportunities offered by the European Union and to increase the sense of belonging to the European Union among adult education students, by sharing the knowledge and methods of organizations from different countries that will participate in the project. 

The objective of this project is in line with the horizontal priority “Common values, civic engagement and participation”. It address the following topics: 

  1. –  European identity, citizenship and values.
  2. – Awareness about the European Union. 
  3. – Bridging intercultural, intergenerational and social divide.


Project Partners

Expected results

The project will attain the following results:

  1. Study visits to different adult and young education centers from different parts of Europe.
  2. Increasing of teachers’ and trainers’ knowledge about European Union opportunities and how to promote European values in adult education.
  3. Sharing good practices from different contexts and discussing new methodologies in education.
  4. Drafting of good practice guidelines.

Planned activities:

During this project, we will follow this planning of activities:

  1. Online kick-of-meeting.
  2. Study visit to Alzira (Spain): IDEA office and adult education institutions.
  3. Study visit to Vasto (Italy): Workshops and discussions.
  4. Study visit to Łódź (Poland): Workshops and discussions.
  5. Study visit to Ankara (Turkey): Presentations, discussions and evaluations.
  6. Online final meeting.

Dissemination of the project

First study visit: Alzira (Spain)

The 1st transnational meeting of Erasmus+ project YOUropean: What’s Europe to you? was in Alzira, Spain. Alongside our partners Polaris from Italy, Level Up from Poland and K-Gem from Turkey, we conducted an intense study visit throughout multiple entities that work on adult education and promotion of European values.

On the first day, after the institutional welcome and kick-off meeting at IDEA, we visited the Natural Setting of La Murta. Pablo, from the organisation Interpreta Natura, talked us through the historical and cultural heritage of the place. Later on, we moved to the FOREST LAB, where Interpreta Natura let us discover more on its projects related to environmental conservation and awareness.

On the 27th of September we went to Valencia where we first visited the “Fundación CEDAT”. With the project “La cistella responsable”, this Foundation promotes consumption of local products while offering job opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities. That is how they unite diversity, inclusion and sustainability in a single project.

After it, we visited Josep Valero, headmaster of the project Escena Erasmus, an initiative started at the University of Valencia. Escena Erasmus is an example of civic engagement and construction of the European identity throughout theatre. We finished the day by visiting the Centro de Formación de Personas Adultas Vicent Ventura. Interculturality, respect and diversity are the main values of the centre, worked both inside and outside lessons. It has been inspiring to see how the teachers are going out of their way to help their students, making time in order to offer the students the opportunity to live a unique European experience.

The last day of this intense study visit was devoted to getting to know two local entities which stand out for their hard work on the promotion of European values. Firstly, CEFIRE explained the type of training courses it offers to teachers. CEFIRE has courses about gender equality, promotion of democratic participation in class, peaceful conflict resolution, inclusion, diversity and interculturality. A teacher trained on these types of topics will undoubtedly know how to pass them better to students.

We finished by visiting the adult education centre CFPA Enric Valor, which stands out for its intense work in promoting active ageing, participation and intergenerationality.

Undoubtedly, this was a great visit with a lot of good practices to extract from our entities, related to adult formation and promotion of European values.

Second study visit: Vasto (Italy)

The second transnational meeting of the Erasmus+ project YOUropean: What’s Europe to you? was held in Vasto, Italy. Our partners from Polaris (Italy) organised a week full of activities and study visits for us and the other partners, Level Up (Poland) and K-Gem (Turkey). During this week we visited different organisations working in adult education and promoting European values.

On the first day, after the institutional welcome by the municipality, we visited the Palazzo d’Avalos and its Neapolitan gardens, where we learnt more about the history of the city. Later we visited the City Employment Centre, where we got know more about the employment and training policies that they carry out thanks to the contribution of the European Union. At the end of the day we visited the UniTre Vasto, an adult education centre.

On Wednesday 29th of November, we visited the Punta Aderci nature reserve with the president of the ARCI Vasto association, Lino Salvatorelli. After the visit to the nature reserve, we participated at a training at the Polaris office on the “Sangro Aventino” pact, which aims to link European funds with the territory and the business network. After the training, we had a visit to the historical centre of the city of Vasto, where we were able to admire and enhance the artistic and cultural heritage of the city.

On the third day we visited the CPIA, the provincial centre for adult education, where we learnt about the different types of courses they offer. What surprised us the most was that there are students from 80 different nationalities, a clear example of interculturalism and inclusion, key values of the European Union.

We ended the study visit full of ideas and good practices to apply from now on to the training courses we provide in Alzira.

Third study visit: Łódź (Poland)

We will visit Łódź in the following months. More updates are comming soon!

Erasmus+ project 2022-2-ES01-KA210-ADU-000092457 “YOUropean: What’s Europe to you?” has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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