UA&SE Local Workshop in Málaga, Spain

UA&SE project one day long local workshop is going to be realized in Málaga, Spain on 3rd of June 2017, Saturday between 10:00 – 20:00 hours by the Spanish partners of the project; Iniciativa Internacional Joven and El Circulo Breaking. The workshop will be for the local urban artists who would like to transform their passion to profession.  

The participants will have different competences after the course about the titles:

  • How to design a social  project?
  • How to deliver an artistic workshop / course?
  • Health and integral care for urban artist
  • Different technics of urban art

All participants will recieve a certificate after the course.

The application form can be found on the link:


UA&SE Local Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal

UA&SE project local workshop “Happy Street” is going to be realized in Lisbon, Portugal between 18-21 May 2017, by the Portuguese partner of the project Associação Cultural Moinho da Juventude with the aim of supporting the path towards professionalism of urban artists.
The happy street (street action) is designed to make graffiti on the walls of Cova da Moura, to the sound of rap music, image capture for video clip and documentary about this Workshop. You can see the details on Facebook event page.

Spanish Team Had Meeting for the Second Phase of Local Activities

The partners from Spain; Iniciativa Internaciónal Joven and El Circulo Breaking had a planning meeting  in Málaga for implementing and coordinating the second phase of local activities of UA&SE project on 27 of April 2017.  During the meeting task division, place & date of the activities etc. had been decided by the Spanish team.

After finishing the training course activity of the project “Urban Art & Social Entrepreneurship”, the second phase of Local Activities will be implemented in partner countries. Each partner organisation will put into practice the four workshops that have been designed during the training course and also they will realize an outdoor visibility activity to make the streets of their city happy. All of these activities will be realized with the collaboration of the participants of the project.

The workshops that will be realized by the partners on their local are on following topics:

  • Social Pedagogy and Urban Art
  • The artistic evolution in urban art
  • Transformation through Urban Art
  • Healthy Life Style of Urban Artists



UA&SE Training Course Diary Day 18: 28 February 2017

Today our participants left our Training. It was the time for saying good bye and see you soon to everybody. After 18 days all together it is not so easy to come back to daily life and routine. However, we know that all of us we come back with new ideas, more motivated, and with many new competences to put into practice. Local Activities II are getting to start and we will see how participants can deal and implement the four workshops in their countries.

Málaga is waiting for you whenever you want! See you soon and thank you for your active participation!

UA&SE Training Course Diary Day 17: 27 February 2017

Today has been the last day of training for our participants of the Mobility of Youth Workers “Urban Art & Social Entrepreneurship”.

We started the day discovering the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and reflecting about European Union and the fact that more than 70 years old we were involved in a World War. Basic information about Youth exchanges, European Voluntary Service and Mobility of Youth Workers, Capacity Building and Sport projects was given, as well as about the Creative Europe Programme.

We explained also how to apply for projects and how a project cycle is. Finally, a networking session started, where interesting ideas for future projects appeared, and the eight key competences and Youthpass certificate were defined.

During the afternoon, it was the time for final evaluation where we used different dynamics, tools and methods based on non-formal education. The final video with images from all the Training was very emotional.

UA&SE Training Course Diary Day 16: 26 February 2017

The day of the final visibility event of our project has arrived.
After the preparation and reconditioning of the space, we could open the door and let local population enjoying workshops about urban art. In particular we had a workshop of hip hop, a workshop of breakdance, two workshops of graffiti (one basic and one advanced) and one workshop about rap and music composition.

During the afternoon, we could enjoy with a big show of urban art, dancers were in the Auditorium for a contest and during the breaks our rap singer, Eskarnia and Julia Martín presented their showcases, outside we had our graffiti writers and in the entrance members of our team were providing information about the project, Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and how urban art can be used as a tool for social entrepreneurship and inclusion. 

A great dayeven if the commong feeling was that the training is almost finished and it’s time for saying goodbye to all local urban artist and population our participants know during their stay.

UA&SE Training Course Diary Day 15: 25 February 2017

Our saturday starts with presentation of workshops each groups created for Local Activities II.  After it and suggestions of the trainer, participants had time to reflect on it and making some adjustments. Trainer also had time for explaining the methodology behind learning games. Participants did a big effort on it, they designed workshops about topics that for some of them were unknown at the beginning of the training. Results are really valuable. Finally, the day ended with some general reflections about urban art and its connection with social field.

UA&SE Training Course Diary Day 14: 24 February 2017

Today we use the energizer “Cadena del saludo” for starting the day. Participants need to stay in circle and say hi to the person on their right side using a specific movement. The next should repeat the same movement/gesture and add a new one.

Today participants continue to work on the four workshops of Local Activities II, using a very interesting tool for it, the methdological sheet. Even if some of the participants have experience in being teachers they didn’t know it.

At the time of implementing an activity is essential to take into coinsideration, purpose, main objectives and to plan how to reach it through different activities.

During the afternoon, participants went to La Caja Blanca, to see the venue where they are going to carry out the visibility activity of Sunday the 26th. When you organize or take part in a event is important to know the space in advance and consider all your needs. We establiched the rooms for each workshop and we decided how to decorate it. 

Today is also time for the last intercultural night of the training. Italy and Cyprus have to present their typical food and songs. Italians brough Nutella whose main entreprise/owner cames from their town, Andrei also brought typical food from Rumania as it’s his home country and then they showed pictures of Italy and sang the famous song “Bella ciao”. Cyprus participants brought cheese and homemade sausages and showed a video of their country.

UA&SE Training Course Diary Day 13: 23 February 2017

After the great visibility activity of yesterday, the day starts with the energizer “Sigueme”, where one of the participants makes choreography to activate the whole group and others have to follow him/her. Subsequently, the Manager of cultural services and events Antonio Troyano, introduces his professional expertise on how to make a plan, organize, and celebrate an event. The main point he mentions are:

  1. Being creative;
  2. Having a diagnosis of the work;
  3. Know the beneficiaries and adapt to them;
  4. Experience is fundamental;
  5. Establish clear goals and methods to measure success and return on investment.

It’s interesting that participants can put it into practice during the final event of UA&SE Training Course and for local activities II they will do in their countries. During the afternoon, participants divided into small groups, started to work on the four workshops they will implement in their countries. Workshops are about social pedagogy, social inclusion and transformation, healthy lifestyle and risk prevenion, and different techniques of urban art.

UA&SE Training Course Diary Day 12: 22 February 2017

Today the person in charge of the training sessions is ElAlfil (Borja), one of the famous graffiti artist of Málaga, aslo gratuated in marketing and economics. He started asking simple questions to participants like “What do you like to do? What would you like to do for the rest of your life? What do the others need from you?” Then he gives some guidelines to the group about marketing and graphic design.

As practical activity each participant created its own graphic line, visual identity. Some of them already had one and they asked for suggestions, whilst other did it for the first time. It was interesting how ideas came up. Finally, the trainer underlined that to work well it is necessary to create a positive environment where people trust each other. 

Tonight it’s time for another visibility event of our project “Urban Art & Social Entrepreneurship”. Participants are warming up and waiting for the public.