Programme: ERASMUS+: Youth, Key Action 1: training course
Dates: 4—12 July 2021
Venue: Coma-Ruga, Spain
Hosting organisation: Associacio Programes Educatius Open Europe
Participating countries: Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Northern Macedonia, Latvia, Bulgaria
Spanish cities (and cities in other European countries too) have lots of exquisite meaningful street art, and it was on those very streets that the idea for the project ART OF EUROPE first emerged. Having observed the popularity and continuous effect that this unique form of art can have in raising awareness about a certain issue and sending profound messages in a striking way, an initiative was born to work on a project aimed at presenting urban art as a medium for promoting
cultural diversity and inclusion of migrants.
In particular, ART OF EUROPE intends to achieve the following objectives:
- equipping youth workers with competence for using urban art as a tool for encouraging cultural diversity and inclusion of migrants;
- emphasizing the importance of accepting and promoting cultural diversity through
non-formal learning workshops aimed at presenting the benefits of multiculturalism;
- enhancing the quality of the youth work and the capacity of partner organizations for targeting marginalized groups in their communities through providing them with new youth work methods and effective beneficial activities based on urban art;
- stimulating European cooperation in the youth field through connecting and training youth workers from organizations from various European countries and providing grounds for collaborative work on joint urban art ideas.
During the Training Course ART OF EUROPE, the participants will have the chance to learn more about cultural diversity, different forms of urban art and how to use it to promote supporting cultural diversity and migrants, and to produce their own urban art.
The Training Course will gather youth workers interested in promoting cultural diversity and inclusion of migrants through urban art older than 18 (the preffered age range being 18-35)