ARTiculating Values: Youngsters act in EuroMed

The project "ARTiculating values” did promote the intercultural dialogue amongst people from EU Member States and MEDA-countries especially amongst those with different social backgrounds in the respective countries, e.g. majority society and minorities or migrants. The main aim was to support the development of core values, mutual respect, empathy and critical thinking.

The project was coordinated by Interkulturelles Zentrum and supported by the Anna Lindh Foundation as well as the Austrian Ministry for Education, the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs and others.The project involved 22 schools and non-formal youth and cultural organisations from Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Creative ways to deal with values

Debates, the exploration of similar values and personal encounter within the framework of the International Training Event (25-30 April 2010) as well as joint work towards common aims - respectively the elaboration of a theatre performance based on the methods of A. Boal or the writing of the so-called "Pages for Peace” - contributed to a better understanding and to positive experiences that were meant to prevent the participants from being ignorant towards "the other” and from being susceptible to "easy-made solutions” as claimed by populists. Follow-up activities, including workshops with drama educators in the participating countries, were supposed to convey this spirit to a broader audience and to foster an ongoing self-reflecting learning process.

Pages for Peace

To counteract negative pictures provided by media and to contibute to more empathy and respect for the other, ARTiculating Values participants from various countries of Europe and the Mediterranean have created their own "Pages for Peace."

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Reviewing ARTiculating Values: Youngsters act in EuroMed

This publication documents the ARTiculating values project at all its stages: From the first preparations to solving different tasks, over an international training event to a variety of follow-up activities in eight countries. It gives a lot of examples and ideas how young people can work creatively to ARTiculate their values.

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ARTiculating Values - on Stage in EuroMed (Film & Bonus Material)

In 110 Minutes the movie documents the encounter and common creative work of 50 youngsters, teachers and youth workers from eight different countries - Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Netherlands and Turkey during the ARTiculating Values International Training Event in Austria in April 2010. It shows how participants learn to use Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed as a method of expression and possibility to understand and discuss often controversial issues. The film accompanies the participants on their journey from the first steps with this for most of them new way of expression towards the big final performance.

The bonus DVD includes films of theater performances in different partner countries, games, teaching materials, extra interviews and a photo documentation of the exhibition "How far can values travel".

The two DVDs are included in the publication "Reviewing ARTiculating values".

All publications can be ordered (postage payable) at Interkulturelles Zentrum (iz@iz.or.at).