Open Call for 5 Participants for Youth Exchange in Cortes de la Frontera, Spain

  • Name of the project: DANCING OUR ROOTS
  • Date of Project: 28.07. – 07.08.2024.
  • Sending organization: “BRAVO”
  • Hosting organization: “Asociación Amigos de Europa”
  • Place: Cortes da la Frontera, Spain
  • Participants age: 16 – 30
  • The number of participants: 5
  • Working language: English
  • Deadline for applying: 13.05.2024.

This project is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ program. It means that your travel costs, accommodation, and food will be fully covered if you get selected for the project. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Folklore meets multiculturality in the fourth edition of the very successful project “Folklore For the Future”. Now with the name “Dancing our Roots”.

Youngsters from different countries and cultures of Europe will meet once again this summer in Cortes de la Frontera to exchange cultural, dance and folklore lessons, learn from each other, express themselves and show us the richness of their countries’ traditions.

We are using folklore, dance, singing, and traditions to build bridges among cultures and prevent violence and discrimination against minorities in our communities, foster intercultural dialogue, and involve the local people to this fascinating exploration.

The project will lead to a series of folklore spectacles that will show the audience once again the richness of cultures in Europe, the beauty of mingling and getting to know each other, discovering similarities and exploring differences with admiration instead of fear for the unknown.


“Dancing our Roots” aims to create a form of spectacle where people become active and they explore, show, analyze and transform the reality in which they are living. This project serves as a platform for cultural exchange, inviting participant to embark on an adventure of discovery.

By expressing themselves and each participants’ native folklore stories, rhythms and dances, we want to create unique and new experiences, friendships and world views for the participant’s and audiences alike.

By introducing to people how beautiful and diverse other cultures are, we aim to cultivate empathy, foster mutual respect, and promote a more interconnected global community. Which also allows participants to express their creativity and grow in a more artistic manner.


  • Improve participants personal skills and self-esteem;
  • Promote human rights through art;
  • Foster the ability to recognize human rights violations;
  • Create artistic performances to address different issues according to participants interests;
  • Involve locals and form links between participants and the local community;
  • Develop an atmosphere of intercultural exchange and learning;
  • Foster intercultural dialogue between participating countries;
  • Empower youth to express themselves and their cultures in a peaceful way.


  • Participants must be between 16-30 years old;
  • Folklore dancing or singing skills are required;
  • Interested in Erasmus+ and Training Courses;
  • Interested in the topic and willing to perform in the collective show;
  • Interested in working with youth;
  • Committed to being actively involved in planning, organizing and implementing the activities of the project;
  • Committed to disseminating the results within their organizations and multiplying the impact of the project by actively working with peer youth in their local communities;
  • Minimum English level of B1 according to the Common;
  • European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  • Priority to selection will be given to participants with fewer opportunities (cultural, geographical, economical) and/or participants without prior international experience.


Asociación Amigos de Europa is a non-profit organization created in 2014 that wants to work to offer opportunities at all levels, local, state and international to young people.

We base our work on intercultural learning and non-formal education, in order to encourage youth participation in an international context. We try to do our bit to improve our society, present and future, and train young people by helping them in their personal development.

We work to bring the global closer to the local, making international programs available to municipalities, the use of which offers a source of opportunities that generates a two-way impact in our localities since the global lands in our town and we take our municipality through Europe and the world.


Cortes de la Frontera is a traditional Andalusian white village, located between the Alcornocales Natural Park and Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park in the western reaches of Malaga province. The village is located on the mountains and is overlooking the Guadiaro with a spectacular backdrop of the Serranía de Ronda mountains.

The landscape around it consists of extensive forests of cork trees (alcornocales) that stretch from the Guadiaro river westwards, to where the municipal boundary meets Cadiz province, and beyond. Cork has contributed greatly to the local economy since the late 17th century and Cortes used to be one of the richest Pueblos Blancos (white villages) due to cork production. Evidence of this wealth can still be seen today in the grand 18th-century mansions lining the main street.

The village of Cortes de la Frontera currently has a population of around 4,500 and is located at 623m.

The participants will be accommodated in Enclave Social, a youth complex of bungalows that is surrounded by nature. There will be 3 meals per day in a restaurant right next to the accommodation venue and two coffee breaks.




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How to apply?

Click here to open BRAVO – Application form

  1. Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
  2. Deadline for applying: 13.05.2024.
  4. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at: office@bravo-bih.com

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