When you don’t go to Europe, Europe comes to you
Project idea in brief
Creativity, art, communication and visibility are important key-words not only for businesses, but for the social life of every individual – you and me! Do I know my social rights? How can I tell others about them? How can I use different media and art forms to spread this knowledge at limited cost? The youth exchange “Creative Effects’ Workshop”, will be organized with 8 partner organizations from the EU, the dates from the 28th of August to the 4th of September 2010. Three topics will be addressed: creative non-standard media, social rights and intercultural dialogue.
The youth project will have 3 main blocks:
- Creative workshops, practicing different ways to express our ideas (flash mob, graffiti, video, internet, music & ecology etc.);
- Preparation of the programme - creative social rights workshops for rural schools;
- Travelling to 5 different rural schools and organizing these workshops and international events for local rural youth about social rights.
At the end of the project there will be a big open event and concert in Riga or in another Latvian city about the topics.
Social rights addressed: Right to employment, right to education, right to non-discrimination.
Target group: Direct: 36 young people, aged 18 - 25 and 8 leaders. A balance between socially active and young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods or less privileged backgrounds will be sought. Second level target group: 300 pupils from high schools in rural areas in Latvia facing geographical, economic and social obstacles.
Local authorities involved: We have contacted the school directors of those we aim at visiting and they were positive.
The current stage of the project: Applied. Action 1.1 of the “Youth in Action” Programme.