Termín konání: 18-27 November 2019
Místo konání: Larnaca, Cyprus
Programme & action: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: Training course
Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus
Dates: 18-27 November 2019
Participants: Robert Balog, Alena Aichlmanová, Jáchym Wiesner
Host organisation: Network for European Citizenship and Identity (NECI)
Participating countries: Greece, Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Bulgaria, Turkey, Poland
Project info: Please read the info-pack.
Project report: Stage for Social Inclusion – November 2019, Cyprus
Through teambuilding games at the beginning of the project, we began to focus more on the subject of social inclusion and how to support it with theatre techniques. This was very interesting and beneficial. The visit of the refugee camp was one of the most interesting part of the project.
Inclusion activities were interesting, because through them it was shown that we are openminded yet we have still some prejudices. The theoretical part of the theatre part seemed to be a neccesary aspect of implementing inclusion because it gave us the tools and ways for other activities.
The theatrical techniques carried out during this project were very interesting. In addition to conducting these activities by the course leaders themselves, we had the opportunity to get to know two experts from the theatre environment. Most of the activities consisted of improvised acting.
An example of an activity:
The director told the story and gradually invited the participants of the course to play a particular scene. In this way, we gradually played the whole story. It was very interesting how each of the participants took up their roles with a specific approach. It is possible to imagine that, for example, this activity can be used to improve mutual communication and social inclusion of different-minded people.
We also learnt the definitions of terms used in social inclusion and worked with them (explanation through a role play), the differences between some commonly used words (such as integration and inclusion), the stereotypes and how to work with them, how to recognise a stereopype. It was interesting to learn about the situation with the social inclusion in other countries.
There was also a very useful the explanation and practical advises of Erasmus and the future possibilities, and also there were some great ideas during work with other people during the NGO market and project building on the last day.
In general, there were endless chances to work with expectations, judgement and stereotypes and learn how they can ruin the experience.