Communication throughout the course will be through Google.
Therefore, it is required that all participants provide a
personal email account.
All correspondence will come from
please adjust your settings so
that these emails are not sent to trash or spam folders.
Ferrocarrils de la
Trains via metro
operated by the
Public transportation - metro, buses,
trolleys, and trams
Trains operated by
REMEMBER - Professional visits are arranged as a
courtesy by our hosts, and therefore, all measures
are taken to arrive on time. Please read the daily
itineraries thoroughly to become informed of our
hosts, as well as calculate the appropriate time it
takes to arrive at the meetup point. We intend to
leave as a group at the appointed time of the
meetup, and will not wait for latercomers. Thank
you in advance for your cooperation!
This page contains other valuable information regarding the logistics of the project and how to navigate
the metropolitan area.
REMEMBER - Bring the European Health Card along with your passport, as Greek citizens enjoy reciprocity with the Catalan health services. If you don´t have a health card, bring instead the insurance policy purchased on your behalf by the project sponsor. It
is advisable to photocopy all important documents
such as these.
Sivitanidios Public School of Trades and Vocations,
3rd Professional – Vocational
Project “Erasmus+"Innovation and Εxpertise as
Key to Professional Development”
December 1-7, 2019 - Barcelona, Spain
This is your project, so we invite you to make it relevant by bringing questions, concerns or suggestions for
revisions to our attention. Emails are always welcomed and will be answered promptly.
We look forward to welcoming you to our hometown of Barcelona! Your project organizers: Sandra, Montse,
Chris and the team at Global Skills Network, email: info@GlobalSkillsNetwork.com
The evening prior to each day's activities, paticipants will receive an email with the itinerary so that they can plan
your travel. The document will also contain specifics on the professional visits confirmed for the project. For this
reason, it is imperative that each participant provide a personal email in order to receive invitations to access
Google documents. The itineraries will also be available at the document downloads section (4) of the Google
Drive and on the project's ITINERARIES page.
In Case of Serious Illness
TMB Journey Planner
Barcelona has an excellent system of public transportation that cris-crosses the metropolitan area, divided into five
"zones" that require different tarriffs for travel. The network map (3) links to TMB travel planner in English if you
want to schedule private visits or popular tourist destinations and want to know the easiest way to travel. Each
participant receives a daily travel pass valid on public transportation: TMB (city buses, metro, trams) RENFE
Rodalies (Spanish local trains) and FGC (Catalan trains) within Zone 1 of the Barcelona metropolitan area.
Not valid on tourist buses, Tibidabo rails or sky telefericos on Montjuic or the skyrail across the harbour between
Montjuic and the beach. Each participant is responsible for his or her own passes, and they unique to the holder -
they are not shared. If you should lose your pass, you can purchase a replacement pass at any metro station or
at customer service kiosks at Plaça Catalunya, Plaça Espanya, Universitat or at the Sants train station. Please
familiarize yourself with the public transportation systems available for the metropolitan area, as it will be important
to calculate travel times and distances during your stay.
REMEMBER - In case of loss or theft, the holder is responsible for
replacing the pass. These can be purchased at any metro station
If you are not a citizen of the EEU or EEC, you must bring a health insurance policy to cover illness and accidents.
Likewise, all medications, regardless of citizenship, need to be paid for by the program participant when needed.
You will find a local pharmacy very close to your accommodations. There are hundreds of pharmacies in Barcelona,
and we have in place a 24-hour system where there is always a pharmacy on call in every neighborhood.
During their stay in Spain, we advise program participants to be careful and look after their personal possessions
(e.g. credit card, passport, etc.). It is best not to carry a lot of money and use a credit card instead for purchases.
It would be a good idea to keep a record and photocopy of information about passports or National Identification
Documents and also of credit cards. We advise them to keep these at their accommodations in case the originals
are lost or stolen. The photocopies will be of help if they need to report any stolen documents.
Although Barcelona is one of the safest cosmopolitan cities in Europe, common sense is still needed. The local
Catalan police -- Mossos d'Esquadra -- are the most wonderful resource we have for safety. But please beware
of unsafe situations: do not travel alone after dark, especially in the “Raval” sector of town. Never surrender your
personal property to persons posing as police officers. And be vigilent of pickpockets, especially in the heavily-
congested tourist areas such as Las Ramblas and metro stations.
Bringing a laptop is required for participation in this project, but please leave your valuables and jewlery at home,
as we cannot be responsible for loss of personal property. The beneficiary will be responsible for submitting a
police report for theft and will be expected to go the police station unaccompanied to fill out the paperwork, which
can last up to 3 hours, outside work hours.
Even though you are not coming from the United Kingdom, it is advisable to refer to the ongoing travel safety
campaign operated by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). It encourages travelers to be better
prepared for their overseas trips with a view to avoiding common travelling traumas, risks and dangers.
We strongly advise that you visit the Know Before You Go website to learn more about general travel
safety advice and information specific to your destination.(www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/)
Welcome to Barcelona - Benvinguts!
A major transit hub for travel throughout Europe, Barcelona is served by three airports - you will be
arriving at Barcelona El Prat Josep Tarradella International airport, about 45 minutes from the city center.
We will be awaiting your arrival with dedicated transportation for airport - hotel - airport transfers:
Arrival: December 1, 2019 - VUELING Flight VY8101 LV ATH 1155 AV BCN 1405
Please look for a welcome sign for Sivitanidios once you exit the baggage area of Terminal 1 to be
escorted to the airport transfers arranged for your group.
Please note - we cannot accommodate people outside the project
on dedicated transportation for airport transfers. If you are bringing
a spouse, friend. family member or significant other, he or she will
need to arrange for their own transportation.
Important notes on scheduled arrivals to and departures from El Prat airport can be found at found at
HOTEL: Onix Rambla, Address: Rambla De Catalunya 24.
Click on the map or the Google Maps icon for an area view and famiiarize yourself with your surroundings
in order to identify areas you wish to visit during your free time from the training. Click on either the Ajuntament
de Barcelona icon or the TMB icon to use the travel tool "journey planner " in English to find the best public
transportation option where you can use your transportation pass or find discounts for transportation modes
not covered under the pass such as the tourist bus.
Departure: December 7, 2019 - RYAN AIR Flight FR6327 07DEC19 BCN 1730
Pickup at hotel 13h30 for transer to airport for return to Greece upon completion of project, as
Ryan Air requires passengers to be at the airport three (3) hours prior to departure due
to strong security measures. If you miss the bus, you can take a taxi that will cost approximately
Our guide to Barcelona is available in the document downloads (1),
Here, you will also find recommended cultural and historical sites (2)should you be interested
in visiting them during your free time.
Carrer Bruc 149, local 1 08037 Barcelona