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Sol & Arte
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Sol & Art will be a multilateral youth exchange with Finland, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Estonia and Portugal organizations and is following the tracks of the artbased "Drums for Peace" youth exchanges, aiming to also engage disadvantaged youth. The fifty participants will, according to their own priorities and to ensure a good mix of nationalities, be actively involved in workshops such as dance, music and percussion streamlined by professional artists. Thus, the workshops also serve as a catalyst for intercultural and informal learning and explore the theme "Short Stories", linking the urban culture with local and national popular culture, bringing personal testimonials to the project. The exchange will involve some youngsters from Guimarães - especially those with fewer opportunities to work inclusion, European citizenship and inclusion - with the cooperation of local authorities and social organizations. Project activities will last for seven days. In our organization and "Drums For Peace" network we believe that exchanges with participants from North, South, East and West are an excellent way to combat racism. It is not “only” "just" six countries represented, but even more cultures, creative, and inclusive learning experiences. The project will include workshops, performing arts, linked through the participation of groups and joining in the final show, viewing the arts as a meeting point, showing that social inclusion improves the final product and the social and individual skills. The project includes a public presentation in the city center of Guimarães and a video will be shared across all countries and shared on websites and social networks.

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