Documentaries for a better world

28.02 -08.03.2022
Torrox Costa, Málaga

Event summary

Do you remember that reflex camera that you keep in a corner and use in automatic mode? Would you like to learn filming, photography, and video editing techniques? The “Documentaries for a better world” project offers you this and much more! In the project, we will gather more than 30 people to learn about filmmaking processes that we will use to make several short documentaries and movies. The youth exchange will take place in the south of Spain, in a small village near the amazing city of Malaga: rural life, the mediterranean sea, Arabic architecture… are many of the topics that the region will inspire us to make documentaries and movies.

Experienced trainers will guide you along the way to develop your creativity and audiovisual skills. Much of the work is collaborative and is done in groups. You don’t need to have prior experience, just an open mind and motivation to learn new skills. Moreover, at Youth Europa we are always looking for participants with initiative, commitment and a desire to excel; attitudes that we believe are complementary to a good team player.

The project brings together various participants from Estonia, Spain, Greece, and Slovakia. The intercultural and fun atmosphere is more than guaranteed. We are convinced that this is a magical project in which we will generate great results and make great friendships!

Don’t think twice, pack your luggage and come to the event that will make your 2022.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission Erasmus+ programme. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

It is important to know the situation we are in regarding COVID-19. We will require participants to be vaccinated to attend the project and in certain areas the use of masks will be required if the regulations in Spain indicate so. We will offer full support to each person in order to find the most suitable travel options. Please contact us if you are uncertain or have questions. It would be appreciated if participants could bring their laptops and video cameras if available.

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Travel cost (Check the limits below), housing, food and activities will be covered by the organisation. If you got more questions, feel free to contact us!:)

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Where you'll be staying

Venue & Location

The venue is located in the village of Torrox Costa, which it is located in the Costa del Sol (specifically the Costa del Sol Oriental), on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the foothills of the Sierra de Almijara. The village of Torrox Costa is considered to have the best climate of Europe, so do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the experience with us! The accommodation is 20 minutes-walking from the beach and 50 minutes by car to Málaga.
Participants will be accommodated in double, triple, and quadruple rooms. The venue consists of 3 floors and a basement, with a total area of 530m2 and magnificent views of the village of Torrox Costa.

Place includes:
  • Living room with a fire place
  • Patio and covered terrace, with barbecue area
  • Swimming pool (with umbrellas and sun beds)
  • Full kitchen (with gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerators, freezer and pantry)
  • Tennis court
  • Multipurpose room with ping-pong table, a collection of games…
  • Cozy indoor spaces
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the same location (dinning room) every day and we are also providing vegetarian options!

Discover non-formal learning!

What can you expect?

The Program

The program is divided into two halves; in the first half, we will learn through several practical workshops everything necessary to produce short documentaries and movies. In the second half, the participants will be divided into groups and will produce short documentaries and movies. And don’t worry! Youth exchanges do not follow a formal learning methodology, learning takes place through various activities with a more interactive and informal approach.

The charm of South Spain

The project takes place in the south of Spain (Andalusia), one of the most charismatic regions of the country. We will enjoy its gastronomy, its people and its history. Elements that we will use to produce our documentaries and films. We will need several locals to participate in our documentaries and films, so we will organize multiple activities that will help you to make new connections with the locals.

One of a lifetime experience

Youth Europa projects are a unique experience, where the subject matter of the project is often put on the back burner. This is because we place special emphasis on creating an interesting group of diverse personalities, a group that will continue to help, support, and communicate with each other after the project. We never tire of repeating it, in these kinds of projects you will meet people and live experiences that can change your life!

Have fun while developing yourself!

Social program

We have put all our efforts into the program of activities. However, we have been able to recover, and we have put the same enthusiasm into the social program… the backbone of the project, because a cohesive and motivated group is the only way to guarantee a project with incredible results! Throughout the program, several leisure activities are included, such as energizers, team-building activities, treasure hunter, visit to the city of Malaga, cultural evenings… These activities will allow us to get to know each other better, forge new friendships and have fun together.

How to get to the event?


You must arrive on February 28th in Málaga and participate for the entire duration of the event. The departure day is March 8th. You can arrive in Málaga through the airports of Seville, Malaga, Madrid or Valencia and then take a bus or train. More information on travel options will be provided once you have been selected for the event. You will receive your reimbursement after you have provided us with all the documents within a month after the event. If you’re economical, it’s possible to get your full travel expenses covered! It is mandatory to travel with the European Health Insurance Card (with minimum duration until the end of the project), it’s also important to be fully vaccinated.
The travel reimbursement limit depends on the travel distance. The upper limit per country is:

Spain (0-9km): 0€
Greece (2000-2999km): 360€
Slovakia (2000-2999km): 360€
Estonia (2000-2999km): 360€

Meet the people behind Youth Europa!


Since every project that we are carrying out is based on our own interests and skills, you can expect us to be highly motivated and energetic. Our extensive experience makes us more flexible and helps us make meaningful adjustments to the program. Keep in mind that youth exchanges are collaborative events where you also have the chance to help and contribute. Come and meet some of the awesome people behind Youth Europa and who knows, maybe you’ll join us one day!

Proof of participation

YouthPass Certificate

As a participant of this event, you will receive YouthPass – a certificate of non-formal education recognized all across Europe that allows you to describe what you have done and learned. On top of that, it can be a great way to stand out at a job interview or when applying to a university, not to mention the part where you get to show off to your friends:)

Send your application!

Deadline: 28.01.2022

Contact us

Ask us anything!

Frequently Asked Questions

This project is supported by Erasmus+ program. This enables us to keep the participation fee very low and even remove it for people who are in financial difficulties. We know it sounds too good to be true, feel free to check out the reviews:)

Not at all. We try to focus on non-formal learning methods. This means that all activities are interactive and you will usually work in groups.

Everyone who comes from the eligible countries and is 18 to 30 years old is welcome to apply. There are no prerequisites, we actually welcome people who have no prior experience at all. Also, this event is not political. We don’t care if you hold conservative or more liberal views. Just be friendly and cooperative, we’re all here to learn, make friends & have fun!

Click the “apply now” button below if the deadline has not passed. Fill the form and answer all the questions as sincerely as possible. We will get in touch with you if you have been selected. Make sure that @youtheuropa.org mails don’t go to your spam!:)

The participants are selected based on their motivation and interest in the topic. There is no catch, you just need to be sincere and honest in your application. Also, if you’re not selected in this project, it’s more likely that you get selected for the next ones. 

Questions such as this one will be answered by the organisers or your group leader. Don’t worry, we will help you find the best possible option!

We will cover your trip to and from the project destination. There are some limits that apply, this is based on your travel distance. These limits are mentioned in the information above. If you buy the tickets early enough, it’s common to get your travel 100% covered.

After the event, all participants will fill the reimbursement form where you will be asked to upload the travel cost documents (itinerary, boarding passes, invoices etc.). The reimbursement process usually takes between 1-2 months. Remember that we will help you on every step of the way.

Nope. You will not be forced to do anything that you’re not comfortable with. But it’s definitely a great place to step our of your comfort zone. This is going to be a journey in your personal development:)

No problem, get in touch with us and we will do our best to provide you some answers. You can do so by heading over to the contact page.


This is the draft schedule. Some of the activities can depend on weather and other unpredictable aspects. We will always let the participants know about the changes. 

Day 1 (28.02)
Day 2
Ice-breaking & Getting to know each other | Filming workshop
Day 3
Filming workshop II | Documentaries discussion
Day 4
Editing Workshop | Group work – DocumentariesTopics
Day 5
Editing Workshop II | Group work – Documentaries Production
Day 6
Group work – Documentaries Filming
Day 7
Group work – Documentaries Filming | Group work – Documentaries Editing
Day 8
Group work – Documentaries Editing | Wrapping up!
Day 9 (08.03)

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