Dream up! Drum up!

In line with the Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy and the European Union’s New Youth Strategy, the overall objective of the project is to create the conditions for high quality services for vulnerable youth to mobilize, connect and empower them from local to international levels by targeting three unique groups of youth, namely those
– living on the streets of Lusaka, abused by abusive adults and/or abandoned by parents unable to provide for them
– from the townships of Cape Town in search of fraternity in a post-apartheid world that is still unequal
– mentally and sensorially disabled people in Toulouse, often isolated in living spaces that are not very open to the outside world due to a lack of resources.

Based on a SWOT diagnosis of the resources, skills and experiences of the partnership, the consortium identified four related issues to be addressed, namely

  • How to give these young people access to relevant artistic practices to increase their social skills and autonomy?
  • How to better detect and support their creative potential to facilitate their social inclusion?
  • How to fully use the potential of culture and cultural diversity to promote their well-being?
  • How to increase the involvement of authorities and youth decision makers at local, regional, national, African and European levels to facilitate the connection of all youth in Africa and Europe?

In response, the project plans a non-formal training program for social facilitators (animators and street educators) and cultural mediators (artists and cultural managers) by organizing capacity building activities and learning mobilities with the specific objectives of :

  • equiping youth actors with artistic and managerial skills, to increase their capacity to analyze the needs of young people according to their contexts, singularities, particularities or life environments and to equip them for the construction of relevant responses that allow a greater autonomy, involvement and commitment of vulnerable young people in their daily accompaniment
  • developing the quality and internationalization of partner organizations by increasing their knowledge and expertise in seizing European and international learning mobility opportunities for young people and youth actors
  • increasing the involvement of authorities, decision-makers and non-governmental youth organizations, locally and nationally, as well as at the African and European continental levels to promote the implementation of good institutional and private practices in favor of the mobilization and connection of young people in Africa and Europe