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Burst Your Bubble. Change through Participatory Theatre

Training Course

8-16 November 2019 | Mazotos, Cyprus

BYB will meet the need to endow youth workers with resources, strategies and tools to enable them to reawaken people, and to make them aware of their social role, which is to embrace all and to give a voice to those who do not have one.

¿Why you have to burst your bubble?
We live in a society where we are enclosed in our own world, our private ‘bubbles’,
where our lives are defined by the places we go to and the people we interact with.
Most of the time, our behaviour is exclusionary rather than inclusionary. We avoid
interacting with individuals belonging to marginalized groups, or even thinking
about who they are and how we might relate to them.

There is a critical need to promote activism among the youth people in Europe in order to fight and defend human rights. Everyday we can see how this world is changing in the wrong direction, also in Europe. Conflicts, tension between countries and rejection to accept human beings from other places of the word for their socio-economical or religious condition. Or simply because our minds have being "bombed" from the mass media about the idea that to accept people from other places can ruin our country, our place, our bubble.

There is a need to endow youth workers with resources, strategies and tools to enable them to reawaken people, and to make them aware of their social role, which is to embrace all and to give a voice to those who do not have one.

What are we going to address in this training course?

- Follow-up on the "rainbow spectator" project and the movement created by the participants, as well as taking advantage of the already existing network of individuals and organizations

- limited awareness of basic human rights violations all over Europe within the general population towards marginalized groups. For specific groups, such as disabled individuals, refugees, religious minorities, LGBITQ+ and others.

- Reports in the media of violence against various groups which consist of minorities within communities. The lukewarm reaction of society towards these, leads us to believe that there are high levels of indifference. This leads to a need for youth workers to Gain more knowledge and develop new skills regarding discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes recognition.

- The need to take the theatre to the people, challenging the bystander and the passive position of the audience. The need to be creative outside the strict confounds of formal theatre-making.

These are the methods that we will use during the project:

- Applied Theatre methods

- Active presentation

- Facilitation & Improvisation

- Visiting relevant organizations and institutions.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 23 participants

from Albania, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Theatre workers and practitioners

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Rooftop Theatre Ltd. (Others)

Rooftop Theatre Group, formed by theatre enthusiasts and active citizens from communities living in Cyprus following the opening of the checkpoints in 2003, is working to face the challenges of a changing culture and society on the island. The Group attempts to achieve this by enacting through dialogue, theatre and performance an exploration of personal and cultural identity and of the insights, skills and possibilities needed to live in a multicultural society. Through its activities and outreach programs, the Group aims to help bridge the gap and heal the historical conflict between communities. Theatre can and does help develop active tolerance skills in people, that is, openness to the other, a greater maturity and understanding, in contrast to the passive tolerance that many members of society have today. Rooftop aims to break down gender, cultural and social stereotypes through self-reflection and dialogue.

Contact for questions:

Javier Esteban


Phone: +35796850457


Participation fee

No participation fee required.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and food is granted by Erasmus + Program

Travel reimbursement

Denmark up to 360€

Serbia, Italy, Greece, Ukraine, Albania, Slovenia and  Turkey up to 275€

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

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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