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

The “Mix'cities” project is an exchange of 60 young people from 14 to 17, coming from twin cities of Limoges and Pilsen. The project is part of a broad partnership approach promoting popular education, coordinated by French Bastide Social Center and Czech Lud'ka Pika high school. This approach includes a preparatory work to be done both in Limoges and Pilsen, an advance planning visit and the youth meeting in Pilsen from 19 to 24 October 2015. All activities will be built around the following theme: “Image to discover oneself ". The project activities, which will be undertaken by young groups, integrate different areas serving non-formal education such as graffiti, photography, video, as well as a presentation of these various elements in a body language show. The activities will be promoted within the wide-range event “Pilsen, European Capital of Culture 2015", since the realization of graffiti in the city of Pilsen and its opening will be part of the festival "Bonjour Pilsen!". The “Mix'cities” project aims at offering young people a European citizenship experience, based on mutual learning and on the discovery of a new cultural and social environment. Project activities will be an opportunity for each young person to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes which will serve their cultural and socio-educational development, and encourage their active participation in society. Young people will be made aware of these achievements through the use of "Youthpass" instrument, which will give rise to a collective and individual brainstorming on the benefits of the project. The objective of the project is also to give young people the “thirst” and readiness for mobility. In particular, the project targets, in France, young people from popular urban areas, thus strengthening their ability to look beyond their neighborhoods, by proving to themselves they are able to commit beyond national borders. A broad communication will be organized around the project, in which young people will assume the role of ambassadors by promoting this “pilot” initiative to their families, inhabitants, institutions and other structures which are in a position to develop similar projects.

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