The project in a few words

The “New Decameron” project is a youth exchange organized by Asociación Brújula Intercultural in Belorado, Spain, that aims to bring together young Europeans to offer them a space for reflection and growth, to allow them to become aware of and consolidate the positive aspects of what happened during the pandemic generated by Covid-19 and thus help us to leave the negative ones behind.

Using writing as a tool, the objective is to make sense of the pandemic and the isolation, to understand the general and personal impact that all this has created and to overcome it, thus building the memory of a community, the youth and the European community, which has been hit hard silently and indirectly.

Main Objectives

  • Improve the storytelling and writing skills of the participants and give young people the opportunity to publish the stories they create,
  • Provide participants with a vehicle for personal and collective expression to help them to become aware of and consolidate the positive aspects of what happened and to leave the negative ones behind,
  • Create an inclusive space for free expression, where to understand the impact of the pandemic and isolation on young Europeans in terms of attitudes, behaviours and competencies,
  • Understand the impact of the pandemic and isolation on the environment, the economy, European society and participants’ local communities
  • Understand what crowdfunding is, its possible applications and its basic tools;
  • Implement crowdfunding for the publication of the book containing all the stories produced during the project,
  • Print the book containing the 60 short stories created during the project.

Who can apply?

Youngsters (18-25 years old) that…

  • … have a strong motivation to learn and acquire new skills
  • … are fluent in English as a working language (being able to understand and communicate in English for the entire project)
  • … can commit to attending to the project for its full duration
  • … are proactive and willing to learn more about the topic
  • … are residing in Germany
  • … We encourage the participation of participants with fewer opportunities. (Participants with fewer opportunities will be prioritised.)

Youth Exchange

Belorado, Spain

06.10-15.10 2022

Deadline for applying: 15.08.2022
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Hosting Organisation

Asociación Brújula Intercultural
Asociación Brújula Intercultural

Brújula Intercultural is an association created in June 2017 in the province of Burgos (Spain) with the aim to promote mobility and learning opportunities among young people (between 14 and 30 years old) in the region. The mission of the organization is to provide non-formal education opportunities for young people in international contexts, involving as many as possible right from the planning stage and trying always to involve others that have never participated before.