The youth exchange project "Artigo" will take place in a Youth Centre in Lisboa, Portugal, from October 10 until October 17m, 2010 with the participation of 32 youngsters from Portugal, France, Romania and Italy. The groups will be composed of youngsters between the ages of 18 and 30 and a group leader (it is not required, but it would be good if the leader has musical and technical competence).The project will focus on including youngsters with fewer opportunities (discrimination, with a low standard of living, disabilities or learning difficulties, immigrants, youngsters from the suburbs, etc.) to improve their non-formal education, trans-national mobility, participation, active citizenship, empowerment and inclusion in society at large.The project focuses on the subject of human rights through artistic mediums - using music, composition, video-art and multimedia. The title "Artigo" refers to the human rights articles that will be the starting point and background of all the activities.The objective of the project is to encourage participants to create individually and collectively tracks (music, lyrics, poems with music, readings, beats, videoclips, etc.) and graphics for a DVD which will feature all the diverse material that was created. All the technical devices necessary for carrying out the activities will be provided by the Youth Centre.
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