The II "Verasmus" promotes cultural exchange between young Vera and students from around the world

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Vera this weekend hosted the second edition of the project 'Verasmus', a conference of coexistence among students Erasmus University of Almeria and Vera's degree students organized by the departments of Children and Youth, Equality and Tourism of the City of Vera in collaboration with the University of Almería. The meeting, in which participated a 100 Young has favored cultural exchange between local youths and a group of Erasmus students from all over the world willing to learn, live together, new cultures and have a great time in Vera.

The 'Verasmus' project, It has had as objective to promote and strengthen youth participation actively through group dynamics and expand the training offer non-formal education, carrying out activities to promote values ​​education and empower students. According to the Councilor for Children and Youth, Isabel Belmonte, "We want to promote relations between young Vera and other countries and cultural exchange and ideas, something that can be very enriching for both sides ".

Young people were received on Saturday morning in the hall of the Town Hall by the Councilor for Youth, Isabel Belmonte and Mayor, Felix Lopez, who welcomed the students and explained the composition and operation of the City, as well as all relevant data of the municipality of Vera.

Throughout the weekend, students have participated in a series of cultural activities, recreational and training that have served their time tourism promotion of the municipality. They have known the rich cultural heritage of the town, visiting historical monuments, Cerro of the Holy Spirit, site of the old medieval city of Vera, They have tried traditional dishes and visited the weekly market and the Plaza de Toros de Vera where they have enjoyed a typical giant paella while enjoying displays of pets that have taken place during the Feria Canina "Ciudad de Vera" organized also this last weekend.

The various working groups that have shaped youth have developed interesting experiences tables where young people have shared different cultural features of each country among the other participants. How leisure activities, They have developed musical performances, visit to the beaches of the town and time for the party in Maraú Beach, local fashion on the coast, where the popular dancer and choreographer Rafael Amargo has taught a class on Flamenco in Spain.

Note the importance of these latter days of living as a pioneering activity in the province, and that the City of Vera is the only province that has signed an agreement of this nature with the University of Almería to develop these days. Erasmus project + During last week Vera also hosted a group of students arrived from Germany, Italy, Greece and Finland who have participated in the 'Erasmus + project: Water, a combining element’ in which the IES El Palmeral de Vera participates.

The alderman veratense welcomed them to the municipality and congratulated them on the subject of your project, Water, “a scarce and much needed well in the area for economic development, social and cultural development and we have learned to use very efficiently”. Students also visited the Parque de la Rambla, the Water Museum, the Convento de la Victoria, the Plaza Mayor and the Church-Fort.