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ARTooLINK (Art2Link)

Training Course

26 June - 7 July 2017 | Vranje, Serbia

The project ARTooLINK aims to show the possibilities of ART medias in the work with different social, political and cultural topics related to Roma minority.
The art is not just the boost of the creative way of thinking, but also to build capacity to use visual language in communication. Which artistic resources can we use and how to make the most of them, when there is a wish to make a change in society, even making an impact on policy making. Though participants are experienced in their professions, by gaining the skills in visual and art language they will build the bridge for understanding the different professionals and their views, which is essential for collaboration in the field with Youth work, especially in marginalized minorities. Without the regards, if the person is already established in its profession or is still searching its path, each participant will gain knowledge on the different art techniques and new methods, to maximize the success of their action. The project program is composed to introduce the more layered methodology that works on the individual as well in the group work. The individuals and group will experience each art medium from beginning to the end which is essential for its understanding and possibility to later implement. More important is that those art methods are taken from good practice with Roma community and our consortium wants to share it with other organizations facing the same difficulties to make bridges between the Roma communities - Roma Youth and other people and to eliminate the strong discrimination. This was reached with project Roma ARTirythm granted in 2016. (see: http://magicincurrentworld.com/pages/erasmus.html) Participants will be able to make their own projects by using the artistic medias with the appeal, they will experience a healthy and enriching exchange of ideas from other organizations. They will be more prepared for stronger collaboration building a solid network between participants with different professional profiles, offering the possibility to create international actions together in a near future. We will provide the participant with the right set of skills, to communicate and connect with each other and to work with different problematic, backgrounds and understandings. This could be implemented fields, tackling efficiently different issues and needs. They will also learn to work with the community and not "for" community but being outside the community. The project will teach participants to work with their agendas and to develop creative and open minds with the space for new perspectives and new approaches - for instance with art as a tool that empowers the Roma youth. Each partner organization is sending 4 participants, with different profiles and working or having done so, with or in the Roma community. Desirably for this project we are targeting 4 different kinds of profiles (however the project do not require that those are professionals, it also welcomes those that are still searching for its future career and wants to gain the news skills in those fields). 1) Social Worker (including Psychologists) A person that is engaged in the social issues in the community. Social worker deals with the “basic needs” as is standards in health, education, rights, etc. When those needs are fulfilled, the social worker is then able to engage/create healthy developments for the community (pedagogic activities, including culture activities, political activities, etc.) 2) Educators/Facilitators/Cultural Actors A person that has professional skills and experience in non-formal education and facilitating the events, projects, or cultural actions. 3)Activists/Artists/Artivists A person that is actively engaged in promoting the interests of the group or community. This person is the bridge between the community and public (including the policy makers). This person is focused on mediating the issues in an active way, ideally promoting it using art as a vehicle for engagement. 4)Future or present political actors including those in Political sciences This person has engaged already in actions leading to political career or policy making positions. The person can be a leader of youth political party, can be the active member of youth parliament, or studies the political or diplomatic studies. This person can already be in certain position at a ministry, municipality, etc. Aiming for a long lasting and continuous support coming from within the political system against discrimination, towards a multi-cultural society. Why? We believe that it is important to establish the recognition of each profession by appreciating their work, but what the project aims to establish trans-disciplinary cooperation between the different types and ways of thinking. The project activities are designed to recognize the work of each one of them but to put apart those professions and to open the mind for “different languages”. This is reached through non-formal methods of how to present myself, how to establish communication, how to contribute to others work, how to work in a team, how to lead the discussion, how to work in big teams. We believe that it is necessary to have each representative of those profiles being it professionals, (or on the way to be the professional, or practicing it in the community) and to teach them together with the collaboration as that is the most important element for the community to grow, to be active, and prosper in a positive way.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 36 participants

from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, working with or from Roma community in the fields of social work, education, political actions, or active art

Working language(s):



Magic in Current World (Youth NGO)

Since 2011 our association takes active part in organizing culture, art and education events/programs (exhibitions, workshops, residencies, youth exchanges, discussions - dialogues, etc.) for young people. Although the projects are mainly focused on cooperation between the Czech Republic and Balkan states, projects have supported international cooperation over the Europe (Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Austria, etc.) with aim to share practices, culture and knowledge in different fields of art, art management, but also creativity (creative thinking) and using art as a tool in education in variable fields (ecology, human rights, social inclusion, etc.). Our main methodology uses art as a tool that develops and support creative thinking that brings young people possibilities and efficiently in their future professional choice and also personal lives. As an organization following the values of the European Union and the world of youth, our all programs are designed in non-formal education, active participation of young people in organizational part of projects as well as their initiations and ideas in our agendas. Consequently, all those parts brought as innovative, dynamic and consistent work as an organization.

more: http://magicincurrentworld.com/
or here: https://www.facebook.com/MagicInCurrentWorld/

Contact for questions:

Danica Dimitrijevic


Phone: +420777060478


All the costs related to the training course are covered by the Erasmus + program (food, accommodation, activities, training, etc.). Nevertheless, you will need to cover your personal expenses. The travel costs from your home to the project venue is reimbursed by Erasmus+ according to the distance from the city the partner association is based to the venue of the project. It works with a flat rate. You can do a simulation on this website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT Spain, Portugal (2000-2999 km): 360€ Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Germany, France (500-1999 km): 275€ Greece (100-499 km): 180€. Serbia: under 100km = 20€; above 100km = 180€ There is no participation fee.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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