project avancement 100%

Erasmus+ program 
KA1 – Youth exchanges

Arts Awards

The arts and cultural sector now amounts to around 4% of European GBP, remaining even in financially challenging times a growth sector. Across Europe the arts and cultural industries are attractive to many young people who commit themselves for their leisure or for job opportunities. Yet, the current European context sees an increase in youth unemployment (more than 50% in some countries) and where the cultural sector has a image problem in its capacity to give “a real work” to the young people. The organizations committed in this youth exchange project, all from the artistic and cultural sector, wish to lead an experiment around a exchange project for young people from 5 countries: France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands and Portugal, particularly in direction of groups of young people in a disadvantaged situation but whose artistic commitment proves that they are in a positive approach in the construction of their practice, their project and their future as an adult. This project is a cooperative alliance between experimented structures which wish to meet the challenge to strengthen the skills of these young people and the youth workers who accompany them, to create the best conditions for the delivery of non-formal training, for peer led collaborative teaching, and for the creation of new cooperations that will create new actions and job opportunities at the European and international level. The project is divided in periods of artistic and technical workshops, public performances, visits of companies, cultural industries, meetings with professionals of the cultural and arts sector, the sessions of coaching and capacity building, through informal and peer led learning teaching techniques, to allow the young people, particularly the disadvantaged youth, to feel legitimate to live an intercultural experience at an European level and to strengthen their confidence and self-respect.