Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Nov 30, 2015
The youth exchange project "Play4Change" was created together with trustful and well known partners from Greece, Italy, Belgium, Georgia and Latvia.
Project took place on 27th July – 4th August in Rezekne, Latvia. It was organized by European Association "World -Our Home" which hosted 34 participants from 5 organizations both European and neighboring countries. Young people of different cultures and backgrounds came from Greece, Italy, Belgium, Georgia and Latvia but with a common interest, connected through the global language of music.
Project aim was to increase youth potentials and artistic skills to be creative, use their music skills for employment, know better the creative industry in European countries. The project used music as a tool for non-formal learning in order to improve life chances whilst offering young people the opportunity to progress their music skills and use these skills for employment.
The main themes of the project were youth creativity and employment. Creative youth spent 9 days in Rezekne, exploring and exchanging ideas about the themes of creativity, employment and entrepreneurship, promoting common international artistic youth initiatives, recognition of NFL in youth employability, development of common innovative projects in creative and cultural industries. Project gave a chance to young people to feel the connection with other youngsters, learn from each other and from different cultures, from different musical styles and gave opportunity to build an international band. In the end of the project participants showed "European songs" on the big stage during Rezekne city festival and other public places in Rezekne.
The project stimulated youth active participation, understanding of European cultures, music, creativity, strengthening their own motivation to use their music skills for entrepreneurship. Participants understood their role in the society and Europe.
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