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Youth Arts as a means of Political Participation

Training Course

12-15 January 2023 | Cork, Ireland

Are you interested in exploring the power of arts in political activism? If you would like to learn how to promote your message through arts and connect with international like -minded creatives this training is for you.

Led by artists and facilitators, Helen O’Keeffe and Claire Coughlan, this training will explore issues that matter to you. This Cork (Ireland) based residential opportunity for youth leaders and young people will provide safe space for activating your potential in communicating through arts and will explore creative forms of political activism. This hands-on training course will mix the power of art with the energy and enthusiasm of young people. 


  • To explore and identify issues that matter to you and how to use visual arts as a means of activism and a form of political participation.
  • To learn by doing, developing practical skills that you can apply in the creation of an art activist piece addressing these issues.
  • To explore how European projects such as Erasmus+ Youth Participation Activities and European Solidarity Corps projects can support this type of work
  • To explore different visual arts methods such as street art, zine making and posters, as well as examples of creative activism around the world and what makes effective actions.
  • To develop relationships with like-minded peers involved in similar activities across Europe and connect and explore their issues along with the issues of their peers.

Participants will:

  • Realise an art activist piece through a process of collaboration
  • Developing experience of working with others in solidarity
  • Gain new creative methods of working and confidence in expressing their voices through these approaches.
  • Be able to connect local to global, linking issues to the broader EU level and a clear understanding of how Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps can support.
  • Leave with ideas and potential partners to apply their learning for either a national or an international youth project

12th Januray 7.30 pm dinner- arrivals

13th Januray 9.00 am- 5.00pm 

14th Januray 9.00 am- 5.00pm 

15th Jnauray 9.00am- 1.00pm -depratures 



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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth coaches, young people

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



Leargas (National Agency)

Contact for questions:



Phone: +353 1 887 1208

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

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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