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Creative expression to promote Human Rights
Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Jan 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Aim of the Training Course "Creative expression to promote Human Rights" (Province of Liege, Belgium, from 16th till 25th October 2015) is to create an international educational process able to empower knowledge and competences on human rights education and education for democratic citizenship for 27 youth/social workers, peer educators, volunteers, youth leaders, young artists and trainers coming from 9 different European countries. The idea is to let them reflect on and promote human and social rights (free expression, education, culture, housing, health, employment, mobility, etc.) through different creative languages, techniques and tools (Music and dance, Puppet and Forum theatre, Comics and graffiti, Video and multimedia, photography). Project would like to answer to the needs expressed by youth workers to make easily understandable human and social rights to young people, to fight youth discrimination and marginalisation, to enlarge the opportunities of social and cultural inclusion. The possibility to look and interact with the society around, to exchange social backgrounds and point of view, to express their opinion and creativity, it will represents a great inclusive opportunity for participants to empower their own role of citizen, to take back the flow and to express their opinions on society and social injustice, to fight youth discrimination and marginalisation, to stimulate their active participation in the decision making process, to contribute on field to the development of our communities. Objectives of the project are: to train youth workers, youth leaders, responsible of youth organisations, volunteers on the topic of Human and Social Rights (free expression, education, culture, housing, health, employment, mobility, etc.) through the use of artistic and creative tools (Music and dance, Puppet and Forum theatre, Comics and graffiti, Video and multimedia, photography); to enhance their knowledge and competences in the daily work they do to promote processes of social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development among those young people coming from disadvantaged and marginalised contexts; to improve in terms of quality the work that all partners realise in their local environment to affirm the respect for human and social rights; to have an European overview on good practices, strategies and activities realised in the different involved countries on the topic of fighting against marginalisation and exclusion of young people coming from disadvantaged conditions; to share results and outcomes of the project (puppet and forum theatre performances, live music and dance exhibitions, different kind of artworks, audio and video tracks, etc.) with the local community in order to aware/sensitise civil society and citizens on the thematic and topics of the project (human and social rights, inclusion of young people, creativity and artistic expression); to plan follow up measures to be realised both at local level, applying the competences acquired during the project (multiplying effect) and at international level through the Erasmus+ Programme in order to generate further possibilities of inclusion and involvement of young people. All the activities planned, from preparation till follow up, will guarantee the full involvement and the free expression of participants in a process in which all the partners and participants will have a role as much participative as possible using methods of non-formal education (sharing by experiences and peer education, learning by doing and through interaction, self-direct learning, intercultural education, clustering). During the project will be realized icebreaker games, team building, NGOs Market, intercultural evening, show and tell session, field visits and work on field, practical workshops using different languages, techniques and tools, sharing activities with local community to present projects outcomes, sessions on future projects, several evaluation moments both practical aspects and fundamental contents. The entire project will be coordinated by an international team composed by three facilitators/trainers coming from Belgium, Bosnia and italy assisted by 2 support staff coming from belgium and portugal. the team of facilitators/trainers will be in charge to switch on the communication among the partners and participants playing the double role of coordinator of the preparatory phase and resource persons for the activities.
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