In 2008 I have written the article analysing if the religion can be a cause of terrorism. After almost 10 years it sounds now a bit basic, but I think it is a good introduction to the series the articles I would like to do. I am very moved by the recent attack in Barcelona, … More Can Islam be a cause of terrorism?
In the end of May in the association I work, Cazalla Intercultural, we have organized the conference called ¨Céntrate¨, in the framework of the structural dialogue project. The idea came from the fact that we got a building to manage and to create there the youth center, and since we don´t have much experience in … More Why youth participation is so challenging to understand?
The principles has been developed for the last seminar Spreading CHARM, but for me they look very universal, and I see that I really like to work like this. Maybe it will be inspiering for someone else… Starting from ourselves Racism and discrimination are very sensitive and complex topics, and we do believe that … More 5 principles of training implementation
I said it many times that for me the most innovative solutions or approaches are the simplest ones, and the P-Action: Personal is Political, is one of them. What is P-Action? In reality those are many things, title of the project we are developing, title of activities, approach that at least for me it would … More P-Action: Personal is Political
Migration and refugee crisis is a really huge topic, with a lot of things happening within the European youth work and outside. If we check the priorities, number of projects being developed and approved, and simply using a common sense, we can clearly see that there is a need to work on it. Other question … More Role of youth work in addressing refugee and migrant crisis in Europe
Over 150 volunteers after and new 20 about to be selected I think it is a time to write a bit more about the tips for preparation of EVS volunteers planning to implement their activities in the other partner countries of the world. I am currently I the kick off meeting to prepare one project … More Do´s & Don’ts while preparing the volunteers to do EVS out of Europe
I realized that I like traditions (mainly those unconventional ones), and since for last few years I am always developing ¨special¨ autoresponders, when I am out of the office, it had to happen as well this year. I was in the train leaving from Lorca and a lot of reflections came to my mind, with … More My message for Holidays and 2017
I was asked to write an article about my experinece of EVS and what the project gave me to contribute to the local publication done to celebrate 20 years of EVS. And I decided to share this as well here. First comes the English and then Spanish version:) ENGLISH: I came to Lorca to do … More My EVS experience (in English and Spanish)
One of the very valid question that youth workers asks themselves quite a lot is how to involve young people into our activities. We do observe our local community, then we identify the challenges and we propose the activities to tackle those challenges. But what happens when young people are not interested in the activities … More How to involve young people?
There is something very awkward when you meet a big group of new people, and this applies especially to the training setting – this awkward thing is small talks! The group of 20-30 people who does not know each other get together and within few days we expect them to open up, establish relationships (both … More Background game – no small talks:)