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Youth in Action
Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Jul 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This international youth exchange created an unlimited space of creativity for 30 young Roma and non-Roma from 5 countries (Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, and Germany). During 11 days the young people will created their own story and vision based on a wide range of artistic methods, including theather of rhythmic / musical, creative painting , as well as the life theater/ social circus, and video-media. They especially learner how to work together as a team. The project aims were strengthening the mutual cooperation between modern youth theatres working on local level with a specific concept of art action and social inclusion of young people of different social and cultural backgrounds.This international youth exchange created a long-term cooperation of this network and promotede self-initiative and responsibility within the artistic and creative work of young people. The whole project was based on a process-oriented and inclusive approach in which the participants were the ones who shaped the final product according to their ideas. The final products were a public theatre and dance performance presentation at the Herdelezi street festival,which takes place regularly every year. This international youth exchange raised the self-awareness and self-esteem of the young people, gave them the capacity to express themselves and empower them to get engaged in society and made their voices heard. Art and theater are a low threshold means for involving young people with fewer opportunities which stimulated them to get involved in future activities. Art action is more than a tool!
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