About us

Local youth work

Foster the participation of the young people, integration of migrants into the local society and fight against racism and discrimination

International cooperation in the field of youth

Promotion of the youth exchange and offering the youngsters from our local community the first international and intercultural experience.

Developing trainings and training materials

A team of experienced trainers working for different European institutions like Spanish NA, Council of Europe and SALTO

Intercultural communication

Currently we are running various programmes that focuses on the elimination of all forms of racism and intolerance.

Our Story

Cazalla Intercultural is a local NGO located in Lorca, Murcia, in the South East of Spain, founded in 2007. The mission of our team of professionals is “To promote active citizenship, social inclusion, youth mobility, voluntary service, sustainable development, stand up for human rights, integration, non-discrimination and against gender-based violence, through non-formal education, youth information and international cooperation.

  • International Volunteering 80% 80%
  • Project Management 90% 90%
  • Training and Education 95% 95%
  • Training participantsr Happiness 90% 90%
Vladislav Petkov

Vladislav Petkov

Trainer and youth worker

Pro European Network (PEN) – Bulgaria

Aga Byrczek

Aga Byrczek

Trainer and youth worker

Cazalla Intercultural – Spain

Dariusz Grzemny

Dariusz Grzemny

Trainer and Youth worker

Szansa – Poland

Tea Stanic

Tea Stanic

Trainer and Youth worker

Cazalla Intercultural – Spain

A bit more of our story…

Tea Stanic

Coming from the faculty of Arts of Ljubljana where she studied Spanish and French philology, from the moment she entered the classroom for the first time she became a strong defender of the principles of non-formal education.

 Tea Stanic has been active in the area of education for Gender Equality and Human Rights for the past 10 years. Currently working as manager of European projects at the Association Cazalla Intercultural in Spain.

She started exploring the topic of Gender and Gender Based Violence (GBV) in 2008 when involved in the Daphne III Program, coordinating the project Heartbeat in Lorca and conducting workshops for Young people on GBV in intimate relationships. After that she leaded numerous trainings for facilitators, teachers and trainers on GBV and micro aggressions, leaded conferences and seminars on the topic on the national and international level.

From 2014 specially focused on invisible racism and micro aggressions, exploring the topic of power relations and developing methodology to be used in formal and non-formal educational settings.

A part from that, since 2012 she is actively involved in the training pool of the Spanish National Agency of Erasmus+ Program, leading trainings of the EVS training cycle and TCAs. Moreover, passionate multiplier of the learning to learn competence, global education and graphic facilitation.

Aga Byrczek

Aga is a youth worker active since 2003, currently working in Cazalla Intercultural, Spanish NGO located in Lorca, Murcia, covering different positions: trainer, project designer and coordinator, volunteer coach and finance manager. She holds a masters in political science from the University of Wroclaw and she could be described as an observer of political and educational trends especially related to interculturality, diversity, inclusion, human rights and global education. Her articles are collected in the “Youth work in Practice” blog. Aga is also a learning freak and loves designing and experimenting with new NFE activities on both international and local levels.

Vladislav Petkov

Vladislav Petkov is a coordinator, expert and activist on issues of social justice in Bulgaria, particularly in the sphere of anti-racism, gender equality and LGBTI rights. He holds master’s degrees in Law and Cultural Anthropology, and is currently doing a PhD on cultural anthropology at Sofia University with his research focused on cultural populism. He was trained as a trainer on human rights education by the Council of Europe’s Directorate of Youth and Sports back in 2009 and since then has planned and facilitated numerous learning processes on local, national and international level on topics, related to human rights. He serves as a country coordinator of the New Genderation project in Bulgaria and in this capacity has worked directly with young people on countering and prevention of gender-based violence. In 2018 he was an active participant and an advocate for the failed ratification in Bulgaria of the The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention). He is also a member of the Sofia-based Club for Eclectic Feminism, an informal collective for discussions and action on gender equality. Chocolate-lover and Beyonce fan.

Dariusz Grzemny

Dariusz Grzemny is a youth worker in Poland and a trainer/consultant in educational projects across Europe dealing with anti-discrimination and human rights education.

Rooted in local youth groups, his international work experience includes the Amnesty International Secretariat in London, where he worked as a human rights education advisor and the Council of Europe where he was an educational advisor. He is a member of the Pool of Trainers in the Youth Directorate of the Council of Europe. He was involved in the development and implementation of the No Hate Speech Movement campaign in the Council of Europe. He is an author of several educational materials on human rights education. He is the editor and co-author of the revised version of „Gender Matters – a Manual on Gender-based Violence Affecting Young People”.

Dariusz currently works in SZANSA, a local NGO is Glogow (Poland) advising and monitoring the work of the youth workers who work with the issues of violence, including gender-based violence.