TREE – Theatre for the Right to Education in Europe

London,UK
14th to the 21st of November 2013

Short description of the project:
The project equipped participants to work in intercultural environments and how to use theatre arts (ex. physical theatre, image theatre etc.) in different contexts.

Objectives of the project:
– To increase their awareness of the diversity of European Citizens and the right to study/education.
– To raise debates and confrontations about the subject matter.
– To increase awareness of the value and importance of youth participation as a form of active engagement through theatre tools to develop and improve competences for personal, social and professional development.
– To enhance sense of intercultural artistic practice.
– To create an atmosphere of mutual understanding between people from different cultures.
– To develop innovative activities at local level.
– To facilitate opportunities for young people activating their skills using theatre tools.
– To develop exchange of good practices at local, national and international levels using non formal education.
– To promote young people’s commitment towards a more inclusive growth through Theatre tools.

Topic/Theme of the project:
The focus of the training course was to study the actual social situation in Europe and the educational system, the main common problematic in different countries and if/how we can contribute to social change and cohesion and to foster a development of Europe through culture and arts. The participants had a very good opportunity to share experiences, methods and good practices using diverse theatre methods, in which they can develop individual and group values, improve their skills, expand their knowledge about other cultures, and plan how to transfer these concepts in their future actions.

Methodology & Working Methods:
The training was based on practical work. The methodological approach of the training course was based on Non-Formal Education. Participants worked on group dynamics, team building, simulations, practical workshops (Theatre), working groups (exploration of the topic), reflection groups, intervention in the street and evaluation of the process.

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