December 10, 2018

Youth in Art : Painting an Inclusive Europe

youth exchange : Cagliari- Italy

IT has been for me a Great opportunity to get to know the otherness, and most important get to know my self … Zakaria Touri (CasaBlanca)

Five FCC-Moroccan Paricipants had made it in Sardinia a Youth exchnage Held between 1st and 8th of March 2018 in the heart of the Medieval town of Cagliary .
Participants from Italy-Morocco-Egypt-Tunisia-Greece-Spain-France, have been working on the use of non-formal methods to each research and discuss social inclusion and the factors that affect it within their own countries, then work together multi-nationally, using input from their own culture, to raise awareness of and address these issues and the methods in which problems may be resolved. This wasperformed using the art forms they
have chosen, thereby promoting and presenting their culture and at the same time becoming part of a larger group and tackling a wider issue. Additionally, time was be given each day towards
self-reflection outside of the activities and for young people to approach any topics with staff that they may feel are too private for them to address with the whole group.

Great time spent among amazing participants, and a creative space was coloured by the cultural diversity of participants from Meddeteranian.

About The Project

Youth in Art: Painting an Inclusive Europe is a youth exchange that will bring together 35young people (5 participants from 4 EU countries: Italy, France, Spain and Greece; and 5participants from 3 Meda countries: Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt plus the group leaders).
The activities, which will last for one week, will be held in Cagliari, the main city of the island of Sardinia, door and harbour of the Mediterranean Sea. The implementation of the project will be facilitated by the numerous accessible theatres and open spaces which will serve as venues in the city itself.
In an era where the expression of culture is creating conflicts, misunderstanding and violence we want to gather together young people from the opposite sides of the Mediterranean Sea, giving them the possibility to explore the multicultural dimension through different arts. Participants will be involved in a creative and artistic dimension where they will be able to express themselves and the culture they represent helping the  communication and combating the exclusion and marginalization.
The participants will come from backgrounds that have been linked with social exclusion such as those who have dropped out of school, the long term unemployed and those lower on the socio-economic scale. Each group will be lead by a young person currently working in the field of social inclusion in order to provide direction to the young people and share best
practice. The overall focuses of the project will be to explore, raise awareness of and fight barriers to social inclusion that are central to the participants, and to propound the cornerstone European values of solidarity and brotherhood especially with young people from another continent so much linked with Europe… Read more here 

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