Name of the place / building: Kindergarten/ Folklore museum’s courtyard of Syvros
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In the summer of 2021, the artists volunteers from Syvros leaded by the president of the village and the volunteers of Solidarity Τracks, with the support of the City Hall of Lefkada, painted, decorated and animated the cultural and educational complex of the village, in the frame of RESCUE project under Erasmus plus programme (Adult education). They designed and created a mural at the primary school of Syvros, with the aim to provide the children beautiful learning environment, as well as artistic and aesthetic revitalization of the building, and general cultural development of the small community of the village. The activity was based on the initiative of the local residents. Apart from the artistic design of the central exterior wall of the school, volunteers also painted an interactive game with ecological connotations in the school’s courtyard.
In the low wall in front of the terrace of the museum, a traditional motif was designed. as inspiration of the old textiles decorated with this kind geometrical shape in the style of the old carpets that can be seen in the museum.
Moreover, opposite the building, in the other part of the courtyard, a little garden for the children was created. Wooden flowerbeds (jardinieres) were made by the volunteers and put there. The main reason for this was to have children participate more in actions regarding nature and the environment. In each flowerbed, there were different plants, and wooden sticks with the plants’ names were added. On this side of the courtyard, as there was an existing metallic frame covered in plants, more frames were added in order to facilitate exhibition works made by the children or artists presenting their work. All kindergarten-related fences were painted accordingly.
1. Event name: Opening event
2. Event date: Tuesday 20th of July 2021
3. Event description:
ESC volunteers organized a European Gastronomy event. They prepared traditional recipes from their country with local products in order to share a common buffet with the local community during the opening event of the renewed kindergarten and folklore museum courtyard. Volunteers also implemented workshop for kids and all ages to promote healthy food and European values.
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Name of the place / building: Avicola football pitch
This is old football pitch on edge of the town, which was not use. It has 200 sq. meters. In the past, people didn’t deal with this place, so it was fell a bit. But now we’re trying to improve this place because it has potential.
1. Event name: Keresztúri napok (Town days Cristuru Secuiesc)
2. Event date: 30.07.2021 – 01.08.2021
3. Event description:
Biggest event in our city (Cristuru Secuiesc). Town days have a lot of opportunities for children’s (Craft tent, student days, …) and adults also (concerts, market with hand-made products, street foods, …). Everyone’s going to find something good. Also, we organize sports competitions.
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1. Event name: Children daily camp
2. Event date: 05.07.2021 – 09.07.2021
3. Event description: This camp we organize every year for 6 to 10 years old kids. It is daily camp, without sleeping. Almost every activity we organize in the football pitch – traditional games, Olympic games, cultural exploring, …
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1. Event name: Petőfi emlékfutás (Petőfi memorial run)
2. Event date: 06.08.2022
3. Event description:
The Petőfi memorial run is a community run, where the goal is moving, not winning. For the start and the finish, we were looking for a location related to the topic, so we found the abandoned Avicola football pitch. The route also included one of Cristuru Secuiesc attraction, the Sóskut bath. People run in several categories. One of these categories is BABY category. There the children could run or walk through the safety route in the football pitch.
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Path for Soft Skills through Theater – Training Course for youth workers
17-28 June in Lefkas, Greece
Theatre is a mediation tool that integrates all these mechanisms. The frequent and long-term practice of theatre allows a considerable development of soft skills among young people. The development of soft skills is essential for the personal development and professional success of young people, including those with fewer opportunities. Non-formal education is a sure value for the development and recognition of the non-technical skills of young people. It is therefore necessary to mobilize the actors of non-formal education, to further help young people to develop their soft skills through personalized and adapted theatrical practices.
In this context, Solidarity Tracks in cooperation with Compagnie 3.42 organized a training course, where were invited 33 youth workers and young leaders/animators from different background active in non-formal education programs including people who are working for youngsters with less opportunities, experienced in setting up theatre activities, from 10 European countries.
During this 10-days course, in Lefkas, Greece, we strengthen our knowledge of the concept, types and values of soft skills and the appropriate methods and developed these skills. We shared our methods with young people in our activities to improve their soft skills. We also developed new skills on different methods of theatre education for improving the soft skills of young people, and the personalized choice of non-formal education tools through theatrical practice adapted for young people with different profiles & abilities and/or from different socio-cultural and economic backgrounds.
Project Funded by Erasmus+
RESCUE – Renewed spaces – U Educate is a KA205 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices with the Project number: 2020-1-FR01-KA204-080064_202010071705-1
E-learning platform of the RESCUE project: e-rescue.eu
SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT
Our project aims to rehabilitate abandoned public areas by involving local actors to take ownership of the area and create social links through innovative methods of non-formal education and citizen participation. We believe that giving a second life to these areas, by developing economic and/or cultural activities, contributes to upgrade our territory by directly involving the inhabitants.
Within the partner local communities, there are many abandoned public spaces, especially in popular neighborhoods. Restoring life to these places in the communities helps to improve the well-being of the inhabitants, to feel integrated into their community and to create new opportunities for the development of the territory.
Our project is focused on the development of social enterprises that aim to combine economic efficiency and social impact in order to better exploit abandoned public spaces. In order to develop concrete methods for the involvement and effective engagement of citizens in the development of their community, we wish to develop this strategic partnership project involving 4 European partners from France, Romania, Italy and Greece. We will involve 5 participants per partner country, educators/facilitators and territorial agents from the local communities concerned who will be trained to actively contribute in the implementation of the local activities planned. They will mentor 40 adults beneficiaries, including some with fewer opportunities, in their training and in the setting up of local initiatives for entrepreneurship, by experimenting with the pedagogical tools that will be created.
AIMS OF OUR PROJECT
The main objective of our project is to promote the adoption of innovative practices in rehabilitating abandoned areas and by developing collaborative and accessible learning approaches for adult education.
Our operational objectives are to:
– Enable adult educators and territorial staff from various European countries to exchange experiences and best practices, and to develop skills on how to mobilize the citizens of their communities in a process of positive territory change.
– Develop innovative educational methods that encourage commitment to active citizenship and social entrepreneurship for the benefit of local communities by focusing on an efficient development of abandoned public spaces.
– Raise awareness and mobilize local authorities and policy makers to increase their interaction with citizens and to involve them more in a participatory development process for the benefit of the community.
– Elaborate innovative initiatives for the management, development and exploitation of abandoned public spaces, taken by partners and local actors at large-scale, as good practices for local, sustainable, participatory and inclusive development.
The quantitative results of our project will be as follows:
- The results of a research survey aimed at detecting abandoned public spaces and the proposals of local citizens for the development and operation of these spaces according to their needs.
- 3 interactive online training courses meeting the support needs of adults who wish to invest as social entrepreneurs to renew and operate abandoned public spaces.
- 4 E-tutorial videos to support and develop the inspiration of stakeholders during the planning and development of public spaces to be improved.
- A technical & educational guide in interactive and offline versions, complementary to the videos, on methods for involving citizens in the organization and management of abandoned public spaces in their community.
- A cartography (GIS – geographical information system) which locates and gives a visual overview of the developed public spaces and the entrepreneurial initiatives set up by the beneficiaries of this project.
- Creation of a resource book that presents the process, results and impacts of the public spaces that will have been developed.
The qualitative results of our project will be as follows:
- Improvement of the training offer and resources to support adult learners in the field of social entrepreneurship for the development of the territory.
- Improvement of resource persons skills (educators, facilitators, mentors, etc.): Two training courses will take place for 20 beneficiaries in order to improve their mentoring skills (face-to-face and remotely) in the relevant field.
- Promotion of cultural diversity and diverse methodological approaches for the engagement of adults in local development through transnational partnership.
- Emergence of a reinforced dialogue between citizens and political decision-makers on the development of a common territory plan and the use of abandoned places for the benefit of the local communities concerned.
- Development of certain public spaces abandoned by various forms (volunteering / taking entrepreneurial initiatives / activities, etc.), especially in popular neighborhoods of the communities involved.
Duration of the project: 24 months: From December 2020- November 2022
Output 1 – Survey results:
TC Romania Making off video
The I.D.E.A – Theater for Inclusion, Diversity, Education & Art – Project promoter Compagnie 3.42
Theater for Inclusion, Diversity, Education & Art
Training course in Lefkas Greece, 27 educators
from 9 European countries (Greece, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland and Romania)
In this training, the beneficiary youth workers/ educators shared experiences, views and good practices on the subject of Inclusion and Diversity and elaborated theoretically and practically on theater as an artistic and social means and reached an innovative methodology favoring social inclusion, integration and intercultural dialogue. Theater as method boosted the educators’ competences and potency for launching new activities for the young people and centered theater as a means of the social inclusion of young people with special needs and/or less opportunities.
24-31 March 2017 – Maiori (Amalfi Coast – Italy)
“Ha, Ha, Ha…for health, learning and well-being” is an 11 day training course organised by ACARBIO in cooperation with Solidarity Tracks (Greece) and Compagnie3.42 (France) with the participation of other associations from European, Mediterranean, Balkan and Eastern/Caucasian countries. This training course involved a total of 13 countries (Italy, Greece, France, Spain, Poland, Romania, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Tunisia, Palestine, Armenia, Georgia) with 26 youth workers who acquired competencies & skills about the pedagogical aspect of laughter, so that they could practice this sort of activities with young people in the future. During the training in question the participants had to think up and develop new skills about laughter without reason, other than innovative methods for using this activity in non-formal education.
– Workshops: Laughing sessions for youth workers
– Laughing sessions used in the training and more: Other laughing sessions examples
– Highlights of the project: https://youtu.be/udXKguNFhTk
Other material for dissemination:
– Summary Video: https://www.facebook.com/acarbio.onlus/videos/1437420732955362/
– Live of a laughing session: https://www.facebook.com/acarbio.onlus/videos/1432369930127109/
– Intercultural night: https://www.facebook.com/acarbio.onlus/videos/1431409316889837/
– Article http://www.positanonews.it/articolo/3181380/maiori-costa-damalfi-pierre-fayet-risata-salvera-mondo)
– Interviews by local journalists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbT8hBOsKVk
We work in rural villages and small theaters. We offer our shows and laughter yoga sessions.
In this fall 2020, we are creating 2 pieces:
MISS ADO.Com by Jean-Baptiste Mazoyer, with Compagnie Crazy in Avignon, Perpignan, Anger, Agen, Saint-Etienne….
La Cave is rebelling by Frédéric Cosseron, with Salut la Compagnie de Frontignan, Marseillan, Ballaruc, Sète….
And for disadvantaged audiences, We continue our laughter yoga sessions at the Théâtre de L’Imprimerie in Rive de Gier, with the Henri Matisse social center in Rive de Gier.