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PROcess THEatre YOUth WORK

Training Course

23 May - 1 June 2022 | Ventimiglia, Italy

A training course for youth workers, activists, educators and theatre practitioners interested in holistic tools for conflict management and transformation like processwork, systemic theatre and social clown.

The course will offer participants tools to work with violence and conflict in groups of young people through elements of group facilitation and processwork combined with theatre and clowning exercises. By working on our cultural identities and European heritage as a history of exchange but also of conflict, participants will learn to recognise the invisible elements that hinder intercultural communication and improve their understanding of themselves and of the groups they belong to.


· Processwork is an interdisciplinary methodology that offers tools and attitudes to facilitate any kind of human experience, both personal and collective. It focuses on the process of relating - with oneself, with others, with the world - by approaching the dynamics of conflict and power through the valorisation of all points of view and levels of experience present in them, facilitating their interaction and thus transforming conflict into a space of encounter and dialogue based on the integration of diversity.

· Systemic Theatre is a methodology developed by Tr3s Social based on its long experience in the field of social and community theatre. Its roots can be found in the Pedagogy and in the Theatre of the Oppressed, in the Systemic and Complexity Paradigm and in Processwork itself.  Systemic Theatre is a tool at the service of mediation and facilitation processes, where groups are protagonists in the creative process of researching and transforming conflicts.

· Social Clowning is a methodology that combines circus arts, clown therapy (Patch Adams) and gelotology (science of laughing), using play and comedy to dissolve mental and emotional closures, in favour of the spread of justice and social dialogue. In our project in particular, we will explore the potential of clowning techniques to work on complex issues such as power, rank and privilege in groups using an inclusive approach (paraverbal and non-verbal emotional communication).

These three methods are useful and innovative tools to work with conflict management and transformation in contexts of discrimination and marginalisation among young people related to factors such as origin, gender and sexual orientation, disability and religion. The combination of these tools can foster the creation of feedback loops that integrate and enhance diversity and stimulate a sense of belonging.


Participants will learn tools usaful to intervene in situations where discrimination and marginalisation are present in groups of young people such as school workshops, neighbourhood centres, street education, etc. They will acquire useful tools and attitudes to respond adequately to the emergence of a conflict in the groups of young people they work with, supporting all parties involved and fostering mutual understanding and the development of a more compassionate attitude while promoting the overcoming of inequalities and discrimination.

Participants will improve their ability to create safe spaces of inclusive listening where diversity, minority voices or those who feel most vulnerable can find the strength to express themselves, overcoming discrimination and marginalisation. They will acquire the ability to recognise the privileges that each individual has, and deepen their reflection on how each of us can use them at the service of others and the group, increasing cohesion and mutual understanding among young people and stimulating inclusion and equality.

Participants will improve their ability to create inclusive spaces to encourage young people to bring out their talents, expectations, needs and to overcome emotional and communication blocks. Participants will also learn to recognise when a relationship or group is entering a pattern of violence, and will acquire tools to transform these repetitive behavioural patterns into patterns that embrace compassion, solidarity, understanding and integration with respect for all parties, thus learning to manage conflicts and turn them into sources of learning. They will learn to recognise their own personal power and reflect upon what may still be challenging aspects, existing belief systems, points of possible personal evolution, and learn techniques to transform this personal awareness into constructive energy for action through an effective communication style.


The medieval village of Torri Superiore is a small jewel of popular architecture located at the foothill of the Ligurian Alps, a few kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea and the French border, close to the coastal town of Ventimiglia. Originating in the thirteen century, the village is structured in three main bodies with more than 160 rooms, all connected by an intricate fabric of stairways.

Its complex structure has often been compared to a fortress or a labyrinth, perched on the mountainside. The village has been entirely restored and is now open for ecotourism, courses, meetings and programs of environmental education. The participants will stay in shared rooms within the ecovillage.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 27 participants

from Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Activists, Theatre educators


Associazione Arte del Processo (Others)

Associazione Arte del Processo is the first school in Italy of Processwork, process-oriented counselling, facilitation and conflict transformation. Processwork is an interdisciplinary methodology that offers tools and attitudes to facilitate any kind of human experience, both personal and collective. The school focuses on the process of relating - with oneself, with others, with the world - by approaching the dynamics of conflict and power through valuing all points of view and all levels of experience present in them, facilitating their interaction and thus transforming conflict into a space for encounter and dialogue based on the integration of diversity.


  • Tr3s Social (Others)
  • Collettivo Clown (Others)

Contact for questions:

Dario Ferraro


Phone: +393283032257


Participation fee

The coordinating organization will ask a participation fee based on a sliding scale between 50€ and 150€. The amount will be self-determined by the participants themselves based on their possibilities. This fee will be used to contribute to the costs of accommodation and training activities.

Accommodation and food

Food and accomodation will be covered partly by the Erasmus+ funds and partly from the participation fee. There will be no need for participants to pay for food and accomodation.

Travel reimbursement

Participants' tickets will be reimbursed up to a maximum amount that depends from the country where they travel from. To be eligible as a participants, your country of departure and return have to be the same.

To reduce the project’s environmental footprint, participants from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Netherlands and Greece will be asked to avoid flying for traveling to and from the training. To make travelling by land more realistic for participants from Greece, Netherlands and Portugal it will be possible to refund the costs for food and accomodation along the way up to a maximum of 120€ (all included).

210€ Italy (green travel - no fly)
275€ Ireland (flying allowed)
320€ Spain, France, Slovenia (green travel - no fly)
320€ Greece, Portugal, Netherlands (green travel +1 travel day each way)
360€ Estonia (flying allowed)

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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