YOuth workers USing Theatre Against Radicalisation Training Course, 30/3-6/4 2022, Palermo, Italy

YO.US.T.A.R. is a 5-day Training Course (TC), under the Erasmus+ programme that will be organised and hosted by CIAS LA Guilla in Palermo, Italy. A diverse group of 30 youth workers (from different ages) coming from 9 countries (Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, Estonia, Bulgaria and Croatia) and 9 group leaders will participate. The YO.US.T.A.R. consortium will select youth workers, (four from Greece, Italy and Portugal and three for the other country) to come to Palermo, Sicily. In total, the TC will total 30 participants from 9 EU countries. Partner countries will select youth workers from different ages or participants with an interest in the arts, and participants with migrant backgrounds or living in disadvantaged areas in their countries, experiencing social, economic, educational or geographical exclusion. Participants will experience a full immersion of performing arts and non-formal sessions, five days of activities as follows:

  • energisers and contact improvisation dance and theatre techniques to foster
    participants’ sense of identity as individuals and self-consciousness;
  • introduction to themes of migration, anti-discrimination, social inclusion and European awareness to help participants think about a more inclusive Europe, and to take more proactive action at their local level, developing their understanding and experience of European citizenship;
  • visits to local centres working with migrant youth or young people with fewer
    opportunities to develop participants’ knowledge of good practices to contrast
    radicalisation and xenophobia;
  • theatre, music and dance as means of intercultural dialogue to develop participants’
    awareness on discrimination and exclusion through non-formal learning methods namely
    theatre and creativity;
  • Antigone’s myth to fight exclusion and xenophobia and participants’ contribution to make
    them more aware of discrimination and exclusion through non-formal learning methods;
  • Antigone’s myth: final performance set up to celebrate young people’s creativity through the staging of this ancient Greek drama, and disseminate the results to other young people with final performance to other youngsters and the local community.
  • YO.US.T.A.R. project will use non-formal methods namely theatre, music and contact improvisation to carry out all the foreseen activities. Trainers will conduct sessions using collaborative art-making and creative thinking.

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