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Carnival Europe (A celebration of diversity).
Start date: Aug 1, 2012,

Venue: Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Activity type: A multilateral exchange exploring cultural diversity through carnival arts (music, dance and costume making).The theme: The project will use intercultural activities and performance as the main tools for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore issues around cultural diversity and citizenship.Objectives for the participants will be: to explore and share skills through creative workshops, and celebrate, through collaborative performance work; to explore and celebrate the diversity of young people’s histories traditions and cultures through the arts; to explore the processes used to build and present creative work that celebrates European cultural diversity and impacts on ideas of European citizenship; to improve the skills of working collectively in an intercultural environment; to develop their social, personal and group work skills; to produce an intercultural arts event presented to up to 40,000 people; to have taken part in peer led skills sharing workshops in local community contexts and professional development activities.Duration: 7 days of programmed activity.The countries involved: Participants from United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Turkey and Greece.The number of participants: 72 people in total (60 young people and 12 group leaders)The implemented activities and the methods applied: The project will host a number of intercultural arts workshops delivered by professional facilitators and peer led skills sharing sessions in diverse community contexts. Through these activities the participants will create performance work presented to audiences within large-scale outdoor event. Throughout the project there will be discussions, workshops, evaluations as well as cultural visits and a social activities programme.
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