Past Projects

ACR: "Arts for Conflict Resolution (3-10 June 2016) N.Epidavros, Greece with the support of the European Youth Foundation.

Arts for Conflict Resolution: Description of the Project
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Arts for Conflict Resolution: Methodology of the Project
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The purpose of ACR is to explore the theoretical bases and practical use of arts and more specifically drama and theater in conflict resolution and conflict transformation. Art has the potential to open insights and avenues for learning for conflict transformation that the didactic presentation of information often cannot. Through drama, one can readily approach the precise problems that can lock people in conflict - intolerance, the inability to perceive an adversary's point of view, and the blindness to one's own contributions to antagonism.

 

 

Aim & Objectives:

The aim thus ACR is "to provide the space and skills for individuals and communities to respond to conflict, in all its forms and in all levels of society, in a creative and redemptive way that reaffirms the sanctity of human life." In this respect, the objectives of the Training are twofold: to advance the principles of conflict resolution education, and to help develop conflict resolution education programs within arts-based youth programs.

ACR seeks a bottom-up approach to conflict resolution by helping its "spect-actors" to recognize and name the forces that shackle them in ways that help participants to recognize the personal and community strengths they do have to create positive responses. Through their involvement in ACR participants can discern and build on foundations for dialogue and tolerance.

Arts-based organizations benefit from such training by being able to provide youth with a program that helps build self-respect, respect of differences, and social responsibility, while also providing them skills and processes that help peacefully manage conflicts. Arts organizations already lay a foundation for peaceful conflict resolution by creating a safe environment that encourages the active and open expression of ideas. This Training seeks to build on this foundation by providing arts-based programs a collaborative framework to resolve conflicts peaceably. . Use of art and theatre as shape of participation gone towards the social life The art serves as glue in the social cloth, it is a cloak that unites several personalities inside a community.

 

The idea is that we emphasize in the utilization of the artistic tool like connection between several individuals, and for the development of a social conscience and participation in the choices of the community, especially for the youth who very often are excluded from the "political"choices or that absolutely they it are frightened or they don’t feel themselves directly involved. To participate means to be a part of an open community that

grows and is defined like collective and shared construction, in which they all are duties bearers, rights and knowledge and here the theater enters into game once more that in his several fields, the theater of the oppressed one sees itself, it can develop this sense of belonging to the political and social life of the community.

 "Right to Write", 1-6/Sept./2015, N. Epidavros, Greece.

"Right to Write" is a Project Writing Workcamp addressed to young people from Greece and abroad who want to deliver a KA1 youth project in their local community.It will take place in N. Epidavros 1-6/Sept./2015:
"Right to Write", 1-6/Sept./2015, N. Epidavros, Greece.
This Workcamp is a practical course for successfully preparing and writing Youth project proposals for Erasmus + KA1 funding programs. Our aim is to help you understand what is needed in a way of clarity and purpose and being able to accurately state it within the confines of the program guide architecture. This way you will learn to compose and deliver a project proposal with a high degree of acceptability. To achieve that, we will use the methodology of non-formal education creating a framework of collaboration, peer to peer learning and learning-from-doing. During the project, we plan to use the needs of the local community as a means of inspiration and initiative for the development of a common project. "Right to Write" is supposed to host the thoughts, ideas and work of all of us. The trainers will provide a presentation and analysis of the basic components of the application form on which later the tasks will be distributed to the group. Within this framework, we plan to use our afternoon sessions to give the opportunity to each participant to develop his own youth initiative with the support of an experienced facilitator. By the end of this project every participants is expected to have completed their individual projects and participate actively in a networking – partnership building session that will host also the representatives of the local authorities and other local cultural organizations. In the end of the project there will be handouts with all the used/shared material for all the participants.
We are currently looking for 12 participants who will have a clear and concise idea about the project they want to deliver, but are still unsure of how to proceed. After the end of the Work camp, each participant is expected to have gained a thorough understanding of the Project Management Cycle and have his/her KA1 application ready for submission for the R.3/2015 deadline.

The participation fee is set at 120 Euros per Participant and 100 Euros for students and unemployed upon demonstration of a relevant certification. 

 

The participation fee covers:

1) Food and lodging for the duration of the project, 

2) Daily excursion to the Ancient Theatre of Epidavros, 

3) Trainers' fees.

 

The Application form can be found at: http://goo.gl/forms/wCGb3LJ1r8

Eligibility criteria 

  1. > 18 years old.
  2. Participation in at least 2 KA1 projects (Youth Exchanges or Trainning)
  3. Have a clear and concise idea for a youth project in their local community.
  4. Be an active member of an NGO or informal group.
  5. Motivation – Smile - Flexibility.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at YMCgreece@gmail.com ; call at+306976220668 (Kyros), or Skype at george.kyroglou.
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BENEATH THE MASK (15-26/10/2014)

Beneath the Mask (15-26 Oct.2014)
Beneath the Mask (15-26 Oct.2014)
Youth Exchange: Beneath the Mask

October 15-26, 2014 Epidaurus - Greece

....'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.

'I -I hardly know, sir, just at present - at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
Lewis Carroll: Alice in Wonderland

The mask as a primordial symbol can be found in various cultures across the continents and during the centuries. In particular, the mask was used either as a symbol of mockery and disguise or as an item used for hiding the face or even as a means of communication with the gods and the dead. Nowadays, we disguise ourselves either to hide or to comply with social conventions, or to "liberate" us by playing a role driven from desire or curiosity. Youth Mobility Center, influenced by the present sociopolitical situation, but also driven from personal needs and interests, decided to use the symbol of the mask as a means of exploring the concept of diversity. For this purpose, we organized this youth exchange with the participation of 6 young people from 4 different countries (Greece – Italy – Romania – Croatia) who worked together for a period of 11 days in order to present a theatrical peroformance at the Amphitheater of Nea Epidavros.

Examples of past projects with YMC and partner organisations:

ACT: Active Contribution of Theatre (20/6 - 1/07/2013)

Nea Epidavros, (GR) 20-31/6/2013
Nea Epidavros, (GR) 20-31/6/2013

 

 

"Active Contribution of Theatre" (ACT): Bilateral Youth Exchange

 

PALERMO, (IT) 7th - 15th December 2013
PALERMO, (IT) 7th - 15th December 2013

Speakers of Europe

7th - 15th December 2013 - Palermo, Sicily

Speakers of Europe (SPEAKEU) is a 8 days Training Course (YiA 4.3) targeting youth workers or social workers, and IT and community managers. It will involve 40 participants from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom.

Considering that 2013 is the European Year of Citizens and in view of EU election 2014, we will promote active citizenship and participation opportunities through different media. We will learn how to properly use communication means to bring youth closer to Europe, and encourage youth participation to civic processes through new media and IT.

THE E-FACTOR: STRENGTHENING EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTERPRENEURSHIP THROUGH PASSION 08-16 October 2013 Veneto Region - Italy

The E-Factor
The E-Factor

Youth unemployment is one of the most relevant challenges in contemporary Europe. The last decades could be characterized by a strong technological change, increasing inter-dependencies among countries all over the world and an... ever-changing labour-market with strong demands. Youth transition into an adult autonomous working life has been becoming a longer and a more complex issue. Youth employability is directly related to life independence, which plays a central role in other structural social policies, like family policies, for example. All the new documents – Europe 2020 and its flagship – stress on the employability as a key factor for development.
Can Non-Formal Education support unemployed youngsters? How can a youth worker tackle the rising unemployment challenge? In this TC we will try find answers to these and related questions with an international group of youth workers. The training includes 27 participants and 14 promoters from 9 countries that will get together from the 8th to the 16th October 2013 (including travel days).

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