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Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The EP Summercamp brings together 60 people (48 participants, 12 group leaders and youth workers) from 6 nations (Germany, Ireland, France, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England) in Jugendakademie Walberberg (JAW). Each partner will bring 8 participants with fewer opportunities and/ or disadvantaged backgrounds (school drop outs, unemployed, delinquent) between 16-20 years. Within the 12 days at the EP Summercamp they will try out various creative and sportive disciplines, e.g. media (digital storytelling), theatre (theatre of oppressed), music (beat production, songwriting, recording), dance (Streetdance, Clipdance) and sport (Basketball, Volleyball, Kaos-Football, Football-Golf). Like this youth with fewer opportunities will get access to a safe intercultural learning environment where they can try out ways of team cooperation, creative expression and develop faith in their own abilities. Main aim is to recognize own personal resources, to step beyond assumed personal limits and widen the social and creative competencies. The EP Summercamp includes an advanced planning visit that will be happening May 14th-16th 2015 in Jugendakademie Walberberg. Each partner will send one professional youth worker who will be actively involved during the summer camp as well as a young group leader. Together we will fix the content of the Summercamp workshops and their daily structure, exchange methods regarding conflict management, sexual abuse prevention and risk prevention and define roles within the international team. From May 11th till 14th 2015 we’ll organize the international EP Training for 16 workshop leaders from Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary and England. The training strives to raise the quality and to widen the range of workshops we can offer at our international youth activities. Main focus will be the transfer of media education (digital storytelling) and theatre education (theatre of the oppressed) methodologies that can be used at future youth encounters. Hence, existing methods will be exchanged and serve as basic ground for the development of new methods that can be used within the work with disadvantaged youth on international level. Therefore we’ll set up the online “EP methods pool” that will be accessible from all youth workers that are keen on new ways of working with disadvantaged youth. The online cloud document can be updated and further developed by all partners and thus put in practice new methods throughout Europe. JAW will be in charge of the document’s implementation and will coordinate the maintaining process.

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