Start date: Dec 1, 2016,
End date: Jan 31, 2018
Europics will be a youth exchange that will have as main objectives the integration and education to dialogue and mutual respect. To do this, you will use as the main tool the story in pictures (visual storytelling) .Integration and inclusion, particularly in light of current events and facts related to immigration in Europe, they are among the most important themes of the program and key elements of the European Union itself. For this we need to treat them each time with renewed spirit of initiative and with different and innovative tools, tools that can tell and develop the various phenomena linked to them with efficient language and understandable to all, especially to young people.The visual storytelling, that is, knowing how to tell in pictures, could provide a valuable tool for developing numerous stories of integration, inter-ethnic coexistence, to immigration, to the knowledge of the other.The visual storytelling is a tool at the same time ancient, which has its roots in cartoons and comics but now it is also well placed in the web, and is proving to be more than suitable to treat a large number of issues. The passion for drawing and photography shared by many young people of all ages, sexes, nationalities.The visual storytelling has to do with creativity and culture and combines different techniques and passions: drawing, writing and narrative effectiveness, the ability to mix channels and media (graphics, photography, printing, the web, etc.).The visual storytelling is an equally valid tool for the achievement of certain key competencies, such as especially the teamwork, communication and relationships, the spirit of enterprise.The visual storytelling finally, communicating mainly through images and with very little text, has no language barriers and can be "read" from everyone and all ages."A single image can tell a thousand words."
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