Associació La Xixa Teatre

Spain

La Xixa Teatre Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 that aims to research, develop and multiply educational and theatrical tools as a means for social transformation. We believe that education at all ages is the key for social change towards a world with equal opportunities. The scope of our activities are aimed towards the following topics:   

  • School Education, Early School Leaving, Prevention of Risk Behaviour among Youth;  

  • Intercultural Communication, Racism, Xenophobia, Social Inclusion and Integration; 

  • Gender, Equality Policies, and Sexual Diversity; 

  • Peace Culture and Co-existence, Active Citizenship, Civic Engagement, and Local Development. 

The mission of La Xixa is to facilitate the creation of spaces for empowerment through Participatory Methodologies, Process Oriented Psychology and Theatre of the Oppressed to generate processes of individual and collective transformation in contexts of social vulnerability. Participatory Methodologies allow a group with diverse interests to acquire an ever greater role in the analysis of their own reality and decision-making, thus all agents become crucial actors in their own development. Process Oriented Psychology focuses on developing a state of consciousness; i.e. helping individuals and groups to create awareness on how they perceive and live their experiences, and gives them tools to learn to change their approach. Theatre of the Oppressed Theatre (TO) puts theatre at the service of education. We conduct workshops for various groups, training for trainers and artistic actions at a local and international level. We are a multi-disciplinary and multicultural group of collaborators, trained in the field of social sciences, pedagogy and arts. The diversity within our team enriches our social and creative work, and that keeps us in permanent training and learning. 

KÉPES

Hungary

The mission of Képes Alapítvány is to help different target groups to develop their social emotional learning (SEL) competences. We explore, adapt/develop, evaluate and promote SEL programs and initiatives. 

We find this field important as SEL competencies are shown to increase academic and work achievement and they help better adjustment in everyday life. These skills can be taught and developed and can help disadvantaged people to “beat the odds” - with increased self-efficacy and motivation to learn, with more flexibility, realistic goal setting and good problem-solving skills they can achieve more than their peers from the same disadvantaged background. We set up programs for those who lack these skills the most and who have little chance to have access to such trainings. We also target those professionals who work with these target groups (e.g. social workers, youth workers). 

We mostly work with volunteers (currently we have about 15 volunteers) and involve external experts related to specific projects. As of now, two persons are employed by Képes. 

What we have done so far: 

  • We explored the use of storytelling techniques as a way to develop social emotional learning competences in young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds in the framework of an Erasmus plus project (Aladdin and the intergenerational lamp) 

  • We developed a SEL program for unemployed/inactive people/people working in Hungary's public work scheme. This collaboration was set up in the framework of an Erasmus plus project (SELFEE - Digital Literacy and Social Emotional Learning for Engagement and Employment) 

  • We are developing a training programme to help social workers/health professionals to avoid burnout/develop resilience (RESICARE – Resilience building techniques for professionals working with vulnerable groups) 

  • We work on developing the social emotional skills of youth workers and help them to keep boundaries with their clients (IRIS - Intimacy, Relationships and Interculturality in Youth Work) 

  • We started a community building project by setting up a network of self-managed volunteer groups (COBU) 

  • We are creating three Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for higher education students developing social emotional skills that are highly relevant for employability: presentation skills, teamwork skills, stress management skills (OPENSEL) 

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STORYTELLING CENTRE

Netherlands

Storytelling Centre believes in the power of storytelling. We are also convinced that in a balanced, culturally diverse society, there should be space for everyone's story; especially in times of intercultural tensions! In an ever-changing society we see it as a necessity to provide a platform for all those stories, in the theatre and in society, and to encourage people to connect through stories. That is our mission.  

  

In recent years Storytelling Centre has developed numerous activities in the field of storytelling. The Centre is now known nationally and internationally as a training centre, festival producer, producer of urgent performances by young storytelling talents and as a supporter of cultural diversity and connectivity between different cultural backgrounds.  

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​Élan Interculturel

France

ELAN INTERCULTUREL is an association created by a group of professionals interested in the challenges of intercultural encounters and coexistence. Our association's objective is to contribute to intercultural dialogue to a better experience of cultural diversity.  

As a laboratory of intercultural methodologies élan interculturel’s mission is to promote a holistic vision of culture (psychological and socio-anthropological) and to propose an innovative pedagogies to open up reflection and to develop skills and competences for intercultural dialogue. To contribute to a more intercultural society we engage in international cooperation projects whose objective is to develop new teaching methodologies that can be used in various training courses tailored to different audiences (social workers, educators, teachers, health professionals etc.). As a training organization, we use interactive teaching methods and non-formal pedagogies (applying literature, theatre, improvisation, art) that offer creative, accessible and motivating learning experiences. 

University of Groningen

Netherlands

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

Ibn Battuta Foundation

Spain

Fundació Ibn Battuta is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 constituted at a national level to provide social, cultural, educational and employment support to migrants for a full inclusive and real citizenship. Our work is also based on promoting these people in European society to avoid discrimination and racism.

The purposes of the foundation are:

  • Provide social, cultural, educational and employment support to migrants, with special reference to those of Moroccan origin.

  • Promote diverse young people and women in the European society, especially in the cultural, educational, sports and employment spheres, avoiding discrimination and racism for a full inclusive and real citizenship.

  • Facilitate understanding and culture through mutual knowledge, respect, interaction, participation and coexistence.

  • Promote the relationship with Morocco and the Arab countries through cooperation projects on employment, training, and others, as well as through cultural and educational activities and trips that enhance the figure of the traveler Ibn Battuta.

"REBELAH - Religion, beliefs, and laicity in cultural heritage to foster social inclusion in adult trainings" (project nº 2020-1-ES01-KA204-082412) is a strategic partnership within the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. It is an adult education project, financed through the Spanish National Agency, SEPIE.

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