Youth, Theatre And Intercultural Dialogue - A residential training course for social inclusion
24 September - 1 October 2015 | Serbia
About the project:
The training course “Youth, Theatre And Intercultural Dialogue - A residential training course for social inclusion” will take place in Serbia, from the 24th of September to the 1st of October 2015, for a total period of 8 days (including travelling days). 24 young people from Serbia, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, UK, France, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany and Portugal will participate. The main topics of the project are Intercultural Dialogue and Conflict Resolution: participants will gain skills and competences on how to promote Intercultural Dialogue among young people coming from different backgrounds to foster social inclusion in youth activities and how to manage conflict situations to achieve and promote a Peace Culture. The main aim of the project is to provide participants with new skills and competences based on Social Theatre and Applied Drama; these skills and competences are focused on how to manage conflicts, in order to promote Intercultural dialogue and Social Inclusion in youth activities. Activities will be focused on Social Theatre: participants will develop their own “toolbox” to reflect on their personal learning process, not just focused on “what I am learning”, but also on “How I am learning” and “How I can use what I am learning”. The activity programme includes icebreaking games, team-building activities, simulations, working groups, activities based on facilitation’s techniques, an outdoor presentation with an external audience and leisure activities. Participants will not acquire just new exercises and techniques, but they will learn as well how to use them, and they will experience them during the outdoor presentation and the “Learning Space Dynamic” session. The use of these specific working methods (Social Theatre and Applied Drama) involves a reflection not just on “what”, but as well on “when”, “how” and “with whom”. All the activities will be based on Non-Formal Education approach.
Aims & Objectives:
• To raise understanding of diversity and promote cultural awareness in participants and their intercultural learning process and dialogue.
• To explore xenophobia, nationalism and intolerance issues and to offer to participants a clear methodological approach and new tools based on arts and creativity in order to improve the impact of their youth social initiatives.
• To share among participants local best practices in youth work and creative working methods focused on promote social inclusion among European young people.
• Intercultural Dialogue
• Conflict Resolution and Peace Culture.
• Nationalism, intolerance and xenophobia.
• Creativity as a basis for intercultural work (art as a common language).
• Art as a tool for social transformation and social inclusion.
• Theatre as tools for youth work.
• European youth cooperation.
Social theatre, Applied Drama, Performing Arts.
Main programme elements:
The primary focus of the TC will be the use of social theatre to promote intercultural dialogue and peace culture. The training is based on practical work: activities will include a very good overview and practical experience of these tools through individual work, working groups and collective work, and an outdoor intervention with the hosting local community, using the techniques we will train during the course, as a result of the work done and as an important learning opportunity for participants. Each participant will end this project with ideas about how to use these tools in their future actions. A purpose for this TC is to proceed with already existing network members to follow-up plans, to exchange good practices and to prepare future quality projects.
The group will be involved in the following activities:
1st day: Icebreakers, Presentations, Team-Building
2nd, 3rd and 4th days: Workshops for topic's analysis
5th day: LSD Sessions (Learning Space Dynamics)
6th day: Evaluations and future perspectives
REACH is looking for:
2 Participants from Serbia
2 Participants from Spain
2 Participants from Hungary
2 Participants from Croatia
2 Participants from UK
2 Participants from France
2 Participants from Macedonia
2 Participants from Albania
2 Participants from Greece
2 Participants from Germany
2 Participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 Participants from Portugal
We are looking for young people actively involved in youth work in their organisations (young volunteers, youth leaders, youth workers, educators and social workers, trainers and facilitators) in order to ensure a strong project’s impact through the activities planned for the follow up phase. As well REACH and its partners are looking for potential participants interested or with some experience in arts and creativity, interested in developing new specific competences in these fields, concretely in Social Theatre and Applied Drama.
We will select 24 participants, application contents will be the bases of the selection's procedure.
- Age limit: According with the funding rules of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, this activity is addressed to young people from 18 to 30 years old; nevertheless, some exceptions for participants over 30 will be allowed.
Here you can find call for participants: https://www.salto-youth.net/downloads/trainingcalendar_training_download-file-5066/YTID%20-%20Call%20for%20participants.pdf
To apply please follow the link and fulfill the form:
Deadline to apply is 8 May 2015 !
70% of the travel costs for selected participants are covered by the project. Participants should cover on their own the remaining 30% of travel costs.
Selected participants will have to pay a participation fee of 35 euro.
Costs for board, accommodation and training are fully covered by the organizers.
Visa costs are fully covered.
This activity is funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.