CALL FOR ITALIAN PARTICIPANTS

ERASMUS+ YOUTH EXCHANGE:  “TolerART ”

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Because we often feel unnoticed, deaf and overlooked, we manifest our views or emotions in a way that is not controlled by the system - by placing them on walls, walls, block facades or other places visible from afar. These "scrawls" as they were originally called, have in recent years gained the name - Street art. Their message is different, from insulting slogans to simply beautifying the surroundings (e. g. by covering destroyed buildings with large-format paintings), commemorating famous people and their actions, up to manifesting political views or finally raising social issues (Banksy's works, Escif's or the cult mural in Vilnius "Make everything great again"). Through our project we want to pay special attention to the street art phenomenon as a form of social communication. In the world of anaesthetics, biased media or spreading political propaganda, it is often the walls of big cities that are the carrier of real, dormant emotions. Therefore, this topic has become particularly interesting for us and we would like to confront it with foreign realities. Together with our foreign colleagues, we would like to raise the issue and genesis of street art, discuss the differences between art and vandalism and compare the works in our cities and the subject matter they refer to. This will increase our awareness and together we will be able to create a "Good Wall" mural, which will increase the long-term educational effect on the entire local community and engage school children in the action. In our city, this is particularly important because most of the buildings around us are filled with slogans calling for racism, xenophobia or anti-Semitism. Moreover, we will learn the basics of good citizenship, care for our immediate environment, respect for social property and teamwork. Thanks to these activities we will also learn what activism and social identity is. We also want to raise awareness of the environment about the essence of tolerance and the importance and power of the Street art trend. 

PARTICIPANTS: The Youth exchange will involve partcipants from Portugal, Italy, Poland, Spain, Romania and Slovakia) 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:   6 participants : (18-30 Y.O.) + 1 Group Leader (No age limit)

  • Interested in the topic of the project

  • Youth that never have opportunity to participate in a youth exchange

  • Youth that are strong motivated to be part of the project and pro-active.

 

DATES:  1-7 September 2020 ( 1 & 7 Travel days)

LOCATION:  Kraków, Poland 

FINANCIAL DETAILS:The organizers will cover the following costs with the support of the European Commission: 

  • 100% of meals, accommodation, activities costs; 

  • Transport cost up to 275 EUR per participant

Here you can download the Infopack with all the details about the project.