Call for 3 Turkish Participants for Erasmus+ Training Course “SDG: THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL’’ in Malaga/Spain

Arrival day: 22.03.2022
Departure day: 30.03.2022
Project type: Erasmus+, Training Course
Venue: Malaga, Spain
Participants: 3 participants (+18)
Sending organization: Anka Youth Association, Turkey,
Certification: Youthpass, recognized at the European level


In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda
for Sustainable Development and, with it, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This Agenda is a global call to action to end the planet’s major challenges: ending
poverty and inequality, achieving gender equality and access to decent work for all, providing access to health services and adequate education, protecting the
environment, and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs are the new framework to contribute to sustainable development, composed of 17 Goals and 169 targets to be met by 2030, and are addressed to all actors on the planet; governments, civil society and businesses have been called to
action to contribute to these global goals. In this new framework, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) have a decisive role to play. These organizations participated extensively in the consultations prior to the signing of the 2030 Agenda in 2015 and, once adopted, it is essential that they
actively participate in its achievement. In this new framework, organizations have a decisive role to play in this process, due to their leadership capacity and their ability to involve people, who should be the
protagonists of the actions that are promoted from different areas and levels. This means that, more than ever, formulas will have to be sought to join forces and work in networks, overcoming the traditional division between organizations working in the field of cooperation and the fight against poverty in third countries and organizations working in our countries, which have traditionally been called social
action organizations. Therefore, it is essential that these associations increase their knowledge of the SDGs and their goals and learn to make their actions visible, as their role is crucial for the
2030 Agenda to be viable at all levels: local, regional, state and global.
The main objectives of this project are:
1. To train participants in the knowledge of the SDGs and provide them with the
necessary tools to make effective the work around their fulfilment.
2. To create a working system that allows participants and their organizations to align
their strategy, objectives and priorities with the SDGs.
3. Exchange experiences and best practices that will enable associations to define
external actions, methods for incorporating the SDGs into their daily work, and
monitoring and measurement systems.
4. Elaborate a guide of good practices, objectives and activities for the integration of
the SDGs in associations and youth work.
5. Create a network of associations to develop future projects that are more sustainable and incorporate the SDGs.
– The Training Course will be attended by 19 youth workers from 5 different countries:
Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany and Turkey.
– Participants will be active members in their organisations and continue to be linked to it once the project is completed (board members, youth workers, volunteers, mentors, group leaders, etc.).
– Basic knowledge of English.
– Gender balance in the selection of participants.
– The project will be based on the exchange of experiences and good practices, so we
want a broad range of ages ranging from young to experienced
professionals. Therefore, the minimum age to be able to participate will be 20 years
old but we will not set an age limit.
The Training Course will take place in a cottage in Fuente de Piedra, a town in the
province of Malaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern
Spain. The municipality is located approximately 19 km from Antequera and 73 km
from the provincial capital of Malaga. The small town is based in a dry basin amongst the Southern Spanish mountains and is most well known for the local “Laguna de Fuente de Piedra”, home to one of the largest populations of flamingos in Europe. This is represented in the town by the
summer celebration of the festival of ringing the Flamingo.


C/ El Tomillo, 29

29520 – Fuente de Piedra (Málaga) – SPAIN

Please read carefully the rules:

– Participants will stay in shared bedroom (3 people per room) with a private bathroom. – The cottage provides a small and a big towel per person, but we recommend participants to bring one towel (not mandatory).

– Shower gel and shampoo are not provided.

– There is a hair dryer, washing machine and iron.

– Wi-Fi is available in the house.

– There is heating in all rooms (underfloor heating also).

– There is no time limit to leave the house and come back at night.

– It’s forbidden to make noise at night from midnight to 8.00 a.m.

– It’s forbidden to smoke and to consume alcohol in the building. You can do it outside the courtyard.

– Participants have to respect Casa Rural facilities, the rooms and the common areas. If you break something you will pay for it.

– Participants are not allowed to move furniture without the permission of the Entrejuegos team.

Financial details: The organizers will cover the following costs with the support of the European Commission:

  • 100% of meals, accommodation, activities costs, and materials.
  • Transport costs based on Erasmus+ rules will be provided. (Note: the reimbursement will be done after the project by bank transfer to Anka Youth Association).
  • For a total of 90€ visa fee will be covered for Turkish participants.

Participants will be required to cover: 

  • Medical insurance;
  • (if needed) any other personal costs.

What to bring, what to prepare:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes, any medicine you think you will need;
  • Prepare to present your organization at a professional level.
  • Prepare to present local culture and traditions;
  • Please bring traditional food and drinks for the intercultural evening.

Other important information:

  • In order to start their travel, Turkish participants should own a valid passport. The visa will be covered 90 euros for Turkish participants. 
  • Arrangements regarding medical insurance are the responsibility of the participants;
  • In order to be eligible, Turkish participants should start their travel from Turkey.
  • The selected participants will need to assure the visibility & dissemination of results for this project:;
  • Deadline to apply: 5 February 2023, please note that the applications can close before the deadline based on the relevance of the applicants. 

For more information, contact us at info@ankayouthngo.orgsubject: SDG Project –Questions”