2018: The Art of Social Inclusion

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

Financially supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, this one year project 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:

“THE ART OF TOGETHERNESS”
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 3 regional youth meetings.

“ALL INCLUSIVE #1”
Regional Youth Meeting

Tbilissi, GEORGIA (July 2018)

The first of three 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.

“ALL INCLUSIVE #2”
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.

“ALL INCLUSIVE #3”
Regional Youth Meeting

Rahovec, KOSOVO (September 2018)

The last youth meeting will be dedicated to the Balkan countries and will focus on youth expression, intercultural dialogue and social inclusion of minorities.

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.)

This work plan is supported by: 

OTHER PROJECTS

“ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR CULTYOURE” (EU4YOU)
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: 

“DIGITALISE IT!”
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 supported by: 

AGENDA

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