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Green Art - Umweltbildung durch Kunst
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Context The cities of Jena and Aubervilliers are contractually sealed sister cities since 1999. In a professionals visit, staff from both organizations met and shared their work with young people from. The idea of a common youth meeting was created. This youthcamp will focus environment and art because environmentally friendly lifestyle is a cross-cutting issue. Goals During the Intercultural Camp "Green Art - environmental education through art" is about the breakdown of intolerance and prejudice through getting to know each and experience. Participants should receive the necessary know-how through intercultural experiences, acquire a knowledge and experience growth and develop their own skills and abilities by applying cultural techniques. The participating young people should be made aware of how important a sustainable use of resources as well as essential knowledge, interest and responsible behavior on the subject of pollution should be. dimension of the issue pollution. Participants should be qualified to participate in the democratic life of Europe . Number and profile of participants The participant group should be composed of 24 youth and young adolescents from 16 to 25 years. It should be the same number of participants from Jena and from Aubervilliers. The participants will come together from different social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. A focus will be on the participation of disadvantaged youth and gender balance. Activities The various days of the camp are structured by collective starts with warming ups, working time in the workshops, followed by common active and cultural leisure activities and detailed reflection round. Methods The polaris basically works participatory and resource-oriented. We make use in the field of informal youth education, particularly the method of empowerment. An important tool additionally constitutes a constant reflection. In the workshops, various cultural methods apply. Examples include, various methods of street art, the "Recycled Art" and "upcycling". Methods of media education and nature education are also included to accompany the workshops . The leisure activities with the young people we will work together to integrate a variety of sporting and cultural activities, and we put a focus on the associated promotion of group processes and the shaping of activities by the group of participants. Expected results and impacts We aim to a thematic, cross-cultural, methodological and cultural competence acquisition and acquisition of personal skills for the young people. The aim is to develop the ability to interact successfully and appropriately with young people or groups of other cultures. During the implementation of the workshops, the young people learn different cultural and artistic techniques and methods .. Young people receive opportunities for international networking on thematic, methodological, political, or social level. The participants are empowered and encouraged to develop a sense of civic behavior in Europe and a European identity. Through daily life with each other and working together personal skills such as problem solving, communication skills, self-confidence and knowledge of foreign languages were developed . Potential long-term effects The young participants are to be empowered and motivated for participation and organization of society and taking over this responsibility . Young people will be able for taking part in various mobility programs and Europe can be discovered as a potential pllace of work .. We expect an improvement in relations between German and French youth among the participants but also by their multiplier effect in their social and cultural environment. The subject of environmental awareness should remain for the young participants an important issue, as established in their environment, as such. Again, we expect multiplier effects by the participants. An ongoing collaboration between Polaris and OMJA within the field of youth work is aimed at.

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