2018: The Art of Social Inclusion

Our long term programme for the year 2018 is called “The Art of Social Inclusion“.

Financially supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, this one year programme will focus on developing the competences of all actors involved in the youth field: youth workers, facilitators, social workers, youth leaders and young people themselves. It will mainly aim at empowering young people to take action towards social inclusion, all of that through the medium of art.

The objectives of the Work Plan are:

– To understand the process of social inclusion nowadays;
– To develop competences of youth workers, facilitators and social workers in facilitating local and European activities for social inclusion;
– To try out and experiment different tools and methods to work on social inclusion;
– To support and valorise young people’s actions at local level;
– To learn / become active and inclusive.

In the frame of this long-term project, 4 activities will be organised:

Training of Trainers

Strasbourg, FRANCE (May 2018)

The first activity of the Work Plan will consist of a Training of Trainers and gather youth/social workers and facilitators coming from the majority of our member organisations. The programme will focus on how to work on social inclusion with young people having a vulnerable background. The participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills in innovative and artistic methods to work with youth on this topic. After the training, a practice phase will be implemented at local level through actions with youth from the participants’ community and at European level through the 2 regional youth meetings.

Regional Youth Meeting

Tbilissi, GEORGIA (July 2018)

The first of two regional youth meetings will take place in the Caucasus region and gather young people coming from Y-E-N members and partners from the neighbouring countries. This youth meeting will bring young people together to work on youth expression and peacebuilding / conflict transformation.

Regional Youth Meeting

Zakopane, POLAND (August 2018)

The second youth meeting will gather the organisations located in countries from Western and Central Europe. There, the young people will be able to share on social inclusion of young refugees and their transition from childhood to adulthood.

Each regional meeting will allow all youth/social workers and facilitators who participated in the Training of Trainers to practice their (newly) acquired competences at European level and within an intercultural team with their peers from the region. The 3 groups will work on different topics but all using art as a way of expression (theatre, digital tools, dance, music etc.)

Training of Trainers

La Claquette, FRANCE (November 2018)

This training will be the last activity of the Work Plan. All of the participants of the first training will get the opportunity to gather, reflect on their practices and increase their capacity to improve access to Social Rights of all young people, thus completing their learning process started during the first training. This activity will also aim at evaluating the whole Work Plan.

This work plan is supported by: 


KA2* – Capacity Building in the field of Youth

This project will aim at developping innovative complementary pathways for boosting employability of young people through social youth entrepreneurship and providing them with tools for cultural entrepreneurship in particular. The partners will come from Argentina, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Lithuania, Mexico and Vietnam.

Partners: Fundación Sustentabilidad, Educación y Solidaridad (Argentina), Active Bulgarian Society (Bulgaria), Youth Express Network (France), Business & Innovation Center of Serres (Greece), « Active Youth » association (Lithuania), Iniciativas Internacionales para la Cooperación (Mexico), Brigada de Voluntarios Bolivarianos del Peru (Peru) and Center for Sustainable Development Studies (Vietnam)

This project is supported by: 

KA2* – Strategic Partnership for Youth – Exchanges of Practices

The aim of this strategic partnership will be to experiment, share and confront practices on innovative, digital and creative methods and tools to foster youth empowerment and social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities / in vulnerable situations. It comes as continuation and follow-up of “Angle It Right: New Perspectives on young people with fewer opportunities” (2016). The partners will come from Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands.

Partners: Active Bulgarian Society (Bulgaria), Youth Express Network (France), United Societies of Balkans (Greece), Affabulazione Associazione Culturale (Italy), The Exchangeables (The Netherlands), Youropia (Spain)

This project is financially supported by  and 


KA2*: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices