- The second edition of the joint project “Route to exile” will take place from July 15 to 30 and the call to participation is open until May 29, 2022;
- The free itinerant educational project organized as a summer camp is aimed at young people aged 16 and 17 from all over Spain;
- The new edition will fully covert the participation of 40 youngsters, 10 more than in 2021.
- The free activity is financed by the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda through Spain’s Institute of Youth and with the collaboration of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation.
Trailer of the call for participation “Route to exile 2022. The banished presents” during the presentation of the exhibition with the creative works of the first edition.
The call for registration for the second edition of Ruta al exilio is open until May 29, 2022. The news about the joint project was delivered in an official by the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda in Madrid. The meeting was attended by the Ministry Ione Belarra, organizers and collaborators of the route, as well as family members and participants of the first edition who presented the creative projects developed under the 2021 scholarship. The itinerant educational project is carried out by the Association Be Wild Be Proud and promoted by the Spains’ Institute of Youth (Injuve) and the European Observatory of Memories of the Solidarity Foundation of the University of Barcelona (EUROM).
The first call received over 300 applications and was attended by 30 participants from July 15 to 31. The second edition offers 10 new places and will explore the Pyrenees’ border and the Mediterranean coast between Catalonia and France from July 15 to 30, 2022. The project aims to bring recent Spanish history closer to the new generations through visits to places of memory of the Spanish Republican exile, workshops, and socio-cultural activities.
The 2022 call is entitled The banished presents and is open to young people from all over Spain who are between 16 and 17 years old. In the words of the organizers, the curriculum of the second edition “looks at our recent past to address its similarity with current conflicts and exiles”. To do this, “it will investigate not only the causes and consequences of the Spanish republican exile but also the processes of memory reconstruction and construction of national identity in Spain, comparing them with other similar processes in nearby countries.”
The project aims to provide Spanish youth with the tools to establish connections between stories of the past, events of the present, and imaginaries of the future, promoting their civic spirit and active participation in resolving current conflicts.