Here are projects that have been showcased during the NCG Forums since 2009. Culture, social inclusion, environment, solidarity, media..., they all have on thing in common: the aim to strengthen the notion of citizenship and "living together".
Geolocation : Check out the European map of the NCG Forum projects.
(Let’s touch ourselves (Si On Se Touchait )
Si On Se Touchait (Let’s touch ourselves) is a breast cancer prevention organization that is positioned upstream of the usual screening tests (screening tests organized already for 50 years), simply based on touching and feeling ourselves. The objective is to encourage women but also men to become aware that prevention should become a gesture of daily life.
Pauline, Solena / Nantes
In order to enhance urban sustainability the project Cargonomia embraces three different but very complementary activities. The main goal is to promote low-tech, carbon free, urban transport system, to increase the consumption of local organic food and to create an open space for community activities dealing with sustainability. The project’s main actions include cargo-bike transport and rental services, organic food distribution and organization of community events around similar topics through creating a convivial space.
Orsoyla / Budapest
Back at seventeen
Back at seventeen is an audiovisual project where people of different nationalities and ages are invited to remember how they were at their seventeen. This project makes a trip to this age of uncertainty of adolescence and transition to adult life. Conducted through personal interviews, the soul of this project is to work on integration of youth, who recently left their seventeen, to seniors, who have almost forgotten their seventeen.
Angela, Yaiza / Torrijos
Klepisko is a unique art hub and theatre situated under a thatched roof. It involves youth and very dedicated young graduate professional actors, artists, musicians and film-makers. Project initiated in summer 2015 situated in abandoned barn in a small polish village, gives opportunity to access cultural events and workshops for kids and residents of the surrounding area.
Jan, Paula / Lublin
Ride for your Rights!
The project aims at raising awareness of the importance of mobility of young Europeans and students among members of society and European stakeholders. Young people from all over Europe take their bikes and cycle across European countries. Two pan- European tours have been organised over the last two years, covering 18 countries and involved more than 500 active cyclists and thousands of supporters. The project has gained thel support of the last two Presidents of the European Parliament, the President of Lithuania and Olympic Gold athletes.
Julian, Nikolay / Vienna - Sofia
Our aim is to create a small aromatic garden (created with recycled box) as a practice of common act of (re)signification of the Public space. The focus of the project is to create a strong connection between residence and specialized people through a talk and different workshops about the community space perception and participation stimulating a critical reflection. Second step will be an upgrade in Padova with the creation of a permanent MULTIETNIC GARDEN (seed from different countries sent by the same resident involved into the project) and with a creative recycling workshop.
Olga, Camilla / Padova - Venice
CookforCouch brings an option for travellers seeking a place abroad to stay with local hosts. The deal is that the traveller buy the ingredients, prepare a traditional meal from their home country and share the recipe with the host as an expression of thanks for the hospitality. We are focused on the people who seek an authentic experience shared with others from around the world to share a meal and interesting conversation around a table: from poor students and adventure-seekers who want to immerse in local culture, to those who are maybe unable to travel and who are willing to open their homes and kitchens as hosts.
Jérémie / Nantes
Alive and Kicking Neighbourhood
In this project, students live and work in a number of targeted neighbourhoods in Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague which are facing social deprivation. Together with partners such as municipalities and housing associations, students actively contribute to social challenges in these neighbourhoods, by initiating and organizing projects for residents. Thereby, students are given a key role in improving the social environment, such as liveability and social cohesion.
Sarah, Maartje / Amsterdam
Benenova cooperates with local associations in order to prepare short and specific voluntary projects with strong social impact that focus on making the sympathy engagement for all easier. Every citizen, regardless of age or minimal contribution can engage in realization of those projects by sacrificing just a few hours from time to time.
Laurent / Nantes
The project consists in revealing a place, the Paul Nizan Street, and getting the residents involved in the transformation of their neighbourhood. It offers the residents an opportunity to meet and to have solidarity initiatives on a large scale of the common space (public space, vacant ground floor…). The project brings together the authors of the city, whether they are residents or institutions. It plays the role of a mediator and negotiator between those who live in the city and those who make the decisions, in a neighbourhood in the middle of an urban transformation.
Maud, Anne-Lise / Nantes
USE-IT Nantes is a useful alternative tourism map, it is for free and without advertising, in English, made for young travellers, by locals. Its main objective is to share a selection of cool and unusual places: the sights, bars, places to go out and many other treasures which can be found in Nantes. Thanks to this project Nantes can join a European network of Use-it maps.
Louis, Ismaël, Lisa / Nantes
Bristol Nature Network
Bristol Nature Network responds to the need for a forum that enables the passionate and talented young wildlife enthusiasts in Bristol to join together by providing opportunities for our members to engage with nature, work with the local community and maximise benefits for themselves, the environment and the city.
Jennifer, Madeleine / Bristol
Poupi Le Nuage
Mix between a speechbubble and a cloud, Poupi Le Nuage is meant to create social cohesion. It incites people to go meet everyone. Poupi likes to travel all over the world and make lots of friend. You can express yourself through it, strike a pose and get an original picture. But it would have been difficult if there was only one Poupi. That’s why it got cloned. Now, everyone can adopt his Poupi to set off on an adventure to the four corners of the world... while travelling as well as during the daily life.
Tristan, Adeline / Nantes
Architecture and re-use
This project focuses on the creation of interdisciplinary workshop-based event that will promote the re-use in the field of architecture, object design and art creation. Know-how, inventiveness and ingenuity are applied for the reflection on the reutilization of the materials issued from the re-use in order to offer habitable or poetic structures. Different materials to be re-used will be gained by a selective collection or they will be brought by the inhabitants.
Thomas, Lilian / Nantes
Real Innovative Great Heroic Tasks
Project is executed as a few hours event, between young job seekers and their potential employers. Representatives from the companies give participants current tasks concerning issues that the company is struggling with. Participants try to solve those tasks in order to prove their skills and to show the potential the young people can offer to the companies.
Sanja, Nina / Ljubljana
Inspire your teacher
We believe that teachers are the main driver of academic success. Thus, it is essential to recognize their social mission and motivate them to do even more and better. The campaign Inspire your Teacher aims to activate students and mobilize society to recognize and motivate teachers. The main activities are: workshops in schools, sharing of inspirational contents and a big communication campaign. We want to inspire the world so that the world is able to inspire more and more teachers!
Cristina, Catarina / Lisbon
Promote access to culture for all young people by respecting their differences and fighting discrimination (on the grounds of disability, sexual orientation, etc.); young people are involved in organising cultural activities and events for young people.
Aikku and Atlas / Helsinki
A case of belonging
Exchange intercultural experiences based on an original play expressing the identities of the playwrights, their conception of borders and their native country, and also their memories.
Sinead and Rachel / Bishop Auckland
The participants aged from 12 to 16 years will get the chance to develop their video skills by exploring and trying out the cultural and social life in their own city, and making video reports about it. Their work will be then collected and displayed on internet, so that peers and other interested parties get an overall picture of cultural and leisure activities in their city. Helped by a mentor, the youngsters will learn how to use a camera, do interviews, and so on.
Shauni, Barbara / Ghent
BioBlitz Student Volonteers
Raise awareness among young people of the environment and address biodiversity and environmental issues. Organisation by 150 young volunteers from Bristol of a major event which they hope to extend to the national level.
Sara and George / Bristol
HIP HOP - EUROPEAN EXPRESSION
This educational and social project targets the exchange and promotion of different cultures of the urban hip-hop dance style. During an international forum in Nantes, several European dance groups should gather in order to strengthen the passion of hip-hop dancing the young French people have, as well as to familiarize the broader public with this urban culture by the means of shows, schools of dance, workshops and others.
Esthelle, Nathan, Sabrina / Nantes
RE-BON, Nantes gleaning network
RE-BON project objective is to act specifically to reduce the food waste and to raise awareness about this topic among citizens. One of the core activities done by the volunteers is the collection of the fruits and vegetables meant to be trashed by the agricultural concerns. This food is further used and redistributed by charity associations.
Flavie / Rezé
Against Discrimination and Hate Speech
"Together against Discrimination, Nationalism and Hate Speech" : The project effects on the reality of human right violations and empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed for acting against discrimination, nationalism and hate speech. It is based on peer to peer approach and enables school students to become multipliers and to promote combating human right violations in their schools, which guarantees long term impact and follow up of the project.
Gubaz, Sulkhan / Tbilisi
Paint the City, paint it yourself
Paint the City! is a community project to beautify neglected public facilities which are used every day. Since the April 2013 the inhabitants of Bratislava have been using bus-stops decorated by artistic elements. The goal is to bring the joy of the use of those facilities so that they serve their purpose with dignity, and also to encourage citizens themselves to greater solidarity and responsibility for their environment.
Slavomir, Maros / Bratislava
The city is yours
The city is yours is a mobile cultural center with the purpose of taking the participants to undiscovered places in their own city as a way to create social mobility and break down segregation walls. That way participants get the opportunity to form their opinion based on their own experiences rather than on stereotypes and prejudices. We use hip hop culture with focus on breakdance as a platform to create a new and natural interaction among people beyond the district boundaries. Everybody can make a unique interpretation from dance grounds and, in this way, have the freedom to create and find himself in the process.
Ernesto, Daniel / Goteborg
Radicalisation LookOut !
The Radicalisation LookOut! builds around an observatory on the Far-Right and populism and the production of information campaigns targeted at the European youth aged between 14 and 25. The project aims to inform on the threats these parties and movements represent for Europe, directly to youth, in and out of learning environment. Information shall create a virtuous circle of involvement and activism, thus defeating the culture of ignorance and fear on which populism thrives on.
Sebastiano, Francesca / Pavia
Everybody loves French accents
This project will create a place of communication where young people from France will have the opportunity to practice English while discussing with each other or with the volunteers around the interactive installation that will further integrate the visitors of the site. The main objective is to encourage French people to speak English and to allow them to open themselves to the world.
Tiphaine / Nantes
Discover your town through photographs: young people organise their own photo marathon in Nantes, Saarbrücken and Tbilisi to promote and deepen relationships between young people in these three twin towns.
Anna-Rebekka and Joséphine / Saarbrücken
Youth political cinema club
Cultivation of a culture of youth civil activism, free discussion and critical thinking by screening controversial and debatable political films, inviting expert lecturers, hosting discussions, creating atmosphere of tolerance and respect of human rights.
Nadezda and Timofey / Moscow
OK CORRAL Studios and Residency: Young artists supporting young artists: workshop and residency for 20 young graduate artists. Support the launch of young artists onto the art market and facilitate mobility throughout Scandinavia for them.
Troels and Phillip / Copenhagen
Exchange your Exchange
We want to change the perception of Central Europe by giving exchange students from all over the world the opportunity to try “Erasmus life” in different cities: Brno, Vienna, Bratislava and Prague. This would be a unique chance to experience these four beautiful cities, their cultural heritage, special local traditions and of course to enjoy their never-ending nightlife.
Michal, Nena / Brno
Blackport Design Kollectiv
Students from the Pforzheim Design School organise artistic activities and shared experiences with young people. These activities area aimed at developing the creative industries and the appeal of their towns, ending the isolation of students and reinforcing the bond with local residents.
Janusch and Simon / Pforzheim
Youth Media Days 2013
The second edition of the Festival analyzes deeper the problems and issues faced every day by the young Italian journalists, trying to develop proposals and solutions. In particular, we showed new successful models of media business, both Italian and European, because we believe that a real change can start from the bottom, thanks to the dynamism and the will powers of the young workers. We would try to show innovative and creative approaches which can save our future!
Martina, Flavia / Napoli
JOBNET – Fighting youth unemployment
JOBNET is a research on youth unemployment led by youth. It was conducted in 6 countries at the same time and the results have been put together in a conference and in a final research paper. The youth groups didn’t have prior experience on research, but following the principle “nothing about us without us” and using innovative methodology, the final research paper includes accurate quantitative and qualitative answers about current situation in Europe on youth unemployment.
Liene, Liga / Valmiera
Minority in Majority
Organise artistic and fun events and activities for 30 young people from 6 different countries belonging to an ethnic minority or majority in their respective countries. Facilitate mutual understanding and shared experiences in a spirit of creativity and citizenship.
Oksana / Vilnius
BREAKING TOUR is a project that supposes a creation of a mobile studio that would make a tour of Europe in order to meet the activists of different urban cultures. The main idea is to highlight the groups, communities of artists, associations and others, thus creating dynamic of exchange among the European youth through the common activities such as music recordings, radio broadcasts, reports and so on.
Antoine, David / Nantes
Young Dance Laboratory
Since four years Young Dance Laboratory combines verbal and non-verbal forms of expression in order to explore new aspects and new forms of artistic work. Working together as a company, being part of it and at the same time being someone special – these are some of the experiences. Current project “No play about love” examines how the youth deals with love.
Dominique, Sina / Dortmund
Taking part workshops
Improvement of the mental health and wellbeing of people suffering from common mental health problems, increasing their access to local services and improving relationships between primary care and the 3rd sector.
Victoria and Mathew / Wallsend
Me and Society
The group with 20 members will be established, out of them 10 deaf-and-dumb youth and 10 GoriUniversity students who will attend master class of photography, with practical photo-taking part on the topic of “Me and Society”. Participants will communicate with each other only in a non-verbal way, in order to make equal conditions for everyone and also to feel how it is to be deaf-and-dumb. In addition all of them will express their feelings and emotions through their photos.
Nona, Teona / Tbilisi
A map of precious memories
The idea of this project, realised in 2012, was to combine two concepts: collecting of inhabitants’ memories and promotion of the Warsaw district Ursus, in order to raise awareness about the history this quarter has to offer and also to strengthen the sense of local identity that the new inhabitants often lack. To connect the new with the old, the stories collected were hidden and possible to be found by the means of geocaching internet platform.
Magdalena / Warsaw
Combating racism and fostering tolerance of young people in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania by fighting traditional and new stereotypes, training specialists working with youth and education of young people.
Diana, Natalija, Oksana / Vilnius
Equal opportunities for men and women
Identification of the problems of gender inequality within Georgia and an information campaign according to the results of the research, identification of the role of globalization as it pertains to gender equality.
Tamari and Tamar / Tbilissi
News from Saarbrücken
The project offers to young people from Saarbrücken and Nantes the possibility to discover similarities and specificities of those two twin cities by the means of youth exchange or workshops led by young people that will focus on the mobility in Europe, the initiatives and the involvement of the youth and the place of interculturality in the European context.
Linda, Emaleu, Sandrine / Nantes
The project aims to support internally displaced people, especially youngsters, and give them a chance to express themselves through visual art. We organize ART visits to internally displaced people camps, offer free workshops, bring results, show the problems and get people involved. We see ART as the best way of self expression, starting point to talk about the problems, ideas, starting point for dialogue and integration.
Davit, Teona / Tbilisi
Circus Giovanni – a multinational group of 18 young people – is composed by artists, musicians, clowns, dancers and jugglers. We meet once a week in Vienna (Austria) to improve our skills and to discuss our next projects. Our mission is to give our audience the feeling that everybody can be an artist, and that it is great fun to be creative and active. Another very important aspect of our circus is, that we are organized in a direct and democratic way. The equality of each person is really important for us, so we don’t need a head because everyone should be able to realize his*her ideas.
Hanna, Theresa / Vienna
Around U is the online magazine of the Dortmunder U - a centre for arts and creativity - where young people can depict their view and their individual perspectives of culture and their everyday reality also. Around U was founded in order to help young people develop journalistic skills in new media, especially as a blog by the objectives art and culture. In essays and interviews the self organized group of young people covers several topics which are underlined by photos and videos.
Wesley, Diana / Dortmund
„Multilingual Lithuania“ was initiated in order to encourage Lithuanians to learn foreign languages. It is created to highlight the importance of the language and culture learning. The main idea of the project is that international students from different backgrounds (usually Erasmus students) are volunteering and try to become language teachers for Lithuanians.
Auguste, Ieva / Vilnius
Flintshire Theatre Forum
To involve, consult and engage with Young People within their communities in Flintshire through the medium of drama. The project is particularly aimed at increasing participation and ensuring that the voices of the hard to reach groups and minority ethnic groups are heard, listened to and acted upon. The Youth Forum develops short, thought provoking dramas based on current issues and then gives groups and individuals the opportunity to comment makes changes and offer solutions to the situations/dilemmas depicted in the drama.
Joseph, Kezia / Mold
Music Career Path
The "Music Career Path" is a project for young talented artists and musicians who don’t have the means to enter Polish or international music scene. The project is based on three main assumptions, which are also determinants of volunteer activities - youth, activity and talent. Besides the music, project also aims at first aid education and drug and alcohol prevention. The whole event culminates with the Jeżowe Rock Festival, where selected participants will perform.
Rafal, Zuzanna / Jezowe
Big Window Walk
The Big Window Walk is a drawing art project initiated in Ghent. Together with local artists, Britt Raes draws on the windows of houses and shops. It is a form of street art that can be enjoyed from the inside and the outside. The goal of the project is to create a Big Window Walk, through different cities and countries and in that way unite the local citizens and international artists.
Britt, Jana / Ghent
Microvolunteering Consultancy Service
"Free Microvolunteering Consultancy Service targeting non profits": To learn more about the benefits of microvolunteering. The consultancy service is free and open to all interested charities. The consultancy process involves providing personalized advice to charities who want to create microvolunteering tasks, recruit or coordinate microvolunteers and/or improve their existing microvolunteering projects.
Luciana / Bucharest
Graffhistory is an artistic project that aims to promote interest in the history of the city by graffiti. The goal set is to paint murals on the walls of the neighbourhood where the story of the city will be told. Intention is to show that young people can also help to improve the city and its common places and that graffiti is not vandalism but a way of art expression and an important part of urban culture today.
Raul, Sergio / Gijon
A couple of thieves
A couple of thieves is a show inspired by a silent movie, of a mime and a clown. The goal consists in bringing together an audience that is both valid and invalid, of different nationalities, of contrasting social situations… to exchange and to share with the silent and its universal language: the body. “Forgetting our differences to share a moment together”.
Alexandre, Lukas, Vanessa / Nantes
Supporting international students. The project involves correlated activities in several spheres: an article consisting of a written in English report of a Polish student who participated in an exchange in a given country; testimony of an Erasmus student currently residing on the exchange in Poland, organizing thematic dance event with the SC Blabel, where one can personally get to know the representatives of a country.
Jacek, Martina / Chelm
Rose + EXI(S)T
The project aims to start by a theatrical poetic proposition and bring the audience to think and to express itself on the concept of commitment. The show "Rose" describes the evolution of two characters in search of reality, facing the immersion in today’s society. After the show, the audience moves to a different place, a place for discussion and animation, aiming to offer the audience concrete means of interpellation, thinking, meeting, expression, commitment.
Sacha / Liège
The project is developed in the neighbourhood of Palermo Zisa, an "urban periphery", it provides social, cultural and artistic activities, media education, made through workshops, initiatives and events; the activation and consolidation of processes of promotion of young, local development of European Citizenship and youth leadership.
Carmela, Daniela / Palermo
This club was created as a platform for future projects, network development and sustainability of Young Women Leaders’ Academy. The club’s activity is to support young people in the process of their education and career determination, promote social and civic attitude, help people who are less-fortunate and to respond to immediate needs of the society.
Cristina, Cristina / Chisinau
Man (woman) Behind the Uniform
To change the hostile behaviour that young people display towards adults in uniforms, a model was developed that consists of ten weeks course where the youth gets to meet the uniform careers in their work environment. They get the chance to try some of their daily work thus creating good dialogues and discussions that lead to better understanding for each other.
Abed, Janina / Gothenburg
Relaas is an organization which celebrates the art of storytelling by hosting a monthly storytelling night where performers share their authentic stories. It is a project of Na Ons De Zondvloed, a bunch of friends that intends to create new media art together with young media talents. Relaas wants to engage performers and audience in a shared emotional experience via the art of storytelling and sharing stories online via podcast. Each month, Relaas hosts a storytelling night. The stories told that evening are recorded and turned into a podcast that they share online for free.
Timon, Dieter / Gand
My first job. How to apply?
"My first job. When, where and how to apply!" : The theme of our project is increasing the access of young people on labour market. We organize different activities: workshops from how to communicate with people near us till how to communicate with future employers and which is the behaviour that bring us success; interactive debates and round tables, training sessions about how to use different tools: Europass CV, intention letter, etc.
Ionela, Eduard / Pitesti
The idea behind this project is to transform the construction site from a place of disturbance to an area where creativity and exchange can thrive thus creating an observatory of the changes made within this urban laboratory. This revelation will allow us to integrate the future users in the construction process, to encourage their curiosity and to initiate relation between the construction site and the exterior.
Charlotte, Anaïs / Nantes
Festival "l'Ere de rien"
The banks of the river Sèvre in Rezé (close to Nantes) host the free spring festival "l’Ere de rien" that brings together not only the local creative initiatives but also the young emerging groups of the international pop and rock scene, mostly from the whole Europe. Ambition is simple – leave the beaten paths and offer an original festival full of flawless programme and open and casual atmosphere. It is a week-end of discoveries and exchange.
Nathan / Rezé
LOOK @ U is a project of photography workshops realized in 2012. 18 young people from 4 countries took part in it with the help of local associations. Everyone choose a report topic concerning his environment about which he expressed a point of view in images. Afterwards, a portrait photo of every participant in his daily life was taken.
Solène - Nantes
The project was created in order to make art and culture accessible and affordable to EVERYONE! It brings intergenerational sharing of art and culture among all; children, youth, elderly and also people with disabilities. No Limit creates projects concerning body and danced movement by propagation, creation and production of events.
Oriane, Laissa / Nantes
This project encourages a dialogue between Ukrainian and European youth about democratic processes in their countries and their possible improvement. The aim is to encourage active youth participation in building society, developing relevant skills, cultural exchange, informal education and youth cooperation. The project is created by Ukrainian youth for everyone from Europe who is interested to make a step further to understand the situation in Ukraine.
Yevgeniya, Viktoria / Kiev
Rhodes Model Co-operation
"Rhodes Model Regional Co-operation" follows the tradition of Model United Nations conferences. The participating students have the opportunity to attain the role of diplomats, one per each country and simulate the proceedings of an organ of a regional International Organization. The simulation follows the protocol and rules of procedure of a normal ministerial meeting. The economic crisis, energy, the environment, human rights, security and education are some of the topics the young diplomats might be called to discuss.
Michael, Magdalini / Rhodes
Interreligious dialogue for Peace
The project aims to initiate inter-religious dialogue through radio auditions and discussions among young people from various religions. It was initiated by two young activists from Poland and Switzerland and the main objectives are to start inter-religious dialogue, to encourage civic education by getting to know diverse religions, to fight discrimination and to exchange good practices.
Andreas / Warszaw
Exchange from Nantes to Sevilla
"From Nantes to Sevilla, meetings, artistic exchange and intercultural action" : The main points of the project are: the common creation mixing the theatre and music and the French language with the Spanish language; the co-animation of workshops with children, the youth and adults from schools; the realization of a forum about the social intervention made by art.
Laura / Nantes
This long−term project of Erasmus Student Network (ESN) was initiated by a group of few young people in 2009/2010 and it was developed to increase the participation of students with disabilities in mobility, and make Erasmus Student Network an accessible organization. A sub-part of ExchangeAbility Project, Mapability, aims to create a map about the accessibility and services of European Higher Education Institutions for students with disabilities, in order to provide them with practical information to be more confident about participating in study mobility programs.
Joanna (Poland, Cracow), Karólína (Iceland, Reykjavik) / Brussels
A fitness trail without a dime
"Rebuilding Curonian fitness trail without spending a dime" : Curonian island is a place of nature in Lithuania, in the list of UNESCO guarded territories that has to be taken care of by people and government. There were four fitness trails in the whole Curonian island built about twenty years ago. Yet only the remains are left now. Local government does not take this into serious consideration of rebuilding and saving the uniqueness of the land. Most of the time their answer is “We do not have money for this”. So… we decided to show them how it can be done without spending a dime!
Andrius, Marija / Klaipeda
Undivided Europe is a website which has been running since autumn 2014. The objective is to inform Europeans about what’s going on in their continent and to challenge them to exercise their European identity via interactive projects. Undivided Europe promotes a Europe without internal divisions and believes in collaboration between Europeans on both political and grassroot level. The site offers a unique European mixture that fits to all.
Juuso / Kangasala
Promoting and supporting youth mobility (Europe and International), social integration of youngsters children and youth with disabilities through the organization of activities and the involvement of young volunteers in local associations.
Shqiponja / Altamura
Over the spot
This project tries to offer a different point of view on European countries, such as Italy or Greece, different from the idea we have of their current economic situation often stereotyped by the media. The goal is to promote initiatives of the individuals and associations of those countries who succeeded to organize different activities in social or business area despite the difficult situation in their countries.
Francesco, Theodora / Athens
We make creative and informative videos. The most important part of our project are local online media. In these media we disseminate short videos made specifically for Internet. It explains cultural and political news as well as association’s events. In the future, if this project could grow, we will show our job to young people with social exclusion risk. They will learn to explain stories and make videos, and their videos will be disseminated in our media.
Luis, Daniel / Figueres
Bandsalat special prize 2014
Young people between 14 and 30 were asked to participate in a short film competition with a special topic of “International Week against Racism”. The aim of this project (that takes place regularly every two years) is to make young people involved and think about problems such as racism nowadays and how everybody can do something against it. The results were presented to a broader public during an award ceremony.
Zoë, Mato / Saarbrücken
Nabū is an original format magazine, printed on quality paper, with funny and quirky content, all made by young people for young people. The magazine about Nantes and its region is edited every three months and is for free. A dozen of volunteers work in writing, visual design and advertising in this magazine. Nabū involves Nantes youth and highlights local dynamism while offering entertaining content.
Marion, Margaux / Nantes
Sustainable Development & Western Balkans
The project consists of a road-trip which facilitates the immersion in the target territory, taking the pulse of the advanced Sustainable Development and of the green.project local initiatives, mainly through exchanges with the local concerned actors. The aim is to state, after an initial inventory, what innovation has been made regarding our criteria, and this in a very different context. Nantes being the Green Capital, the group wanted to take the occasion for looking at the Sustainable Development abroad from a new angle.
Maxime / Nantes
Belgrade sound map
Belgrade Sound Map was initiated with the aim of mapping, recording and presenting the narrative heritage and atmosphere of urban communities. The project brings the legacy of older generations closer to younger generations through the use of new media. Simultaneously, it explores the city’s untold stories, presents them to visitors as well as to residents and uses the medium of sound to bring the interviews and atmosphere to life.
Virdzinija, Bojana / Belgrade
Radio Jeans Network
Renew the radio media in Europe and the Mediterranean area in order to foster to the circulation of ideas among young people in schools, universities and leisure centers, by organizing trainings (technical and journalistic) and developing international meetings.
Alessandro / Genova
Youngster, Be an Active Citizen!
"Youngster, Be an Active Citizen in Europe!" : The aim of the project was to invite young people to become more active, strengthening their European and civic identity and mutual cooperation and doing it through practical engagement. The project had an integration dimension, involving youngsters of many different nationalities from Latvian, Russian and Polish schools. Two methods were used – simulation games and creative workshops – to work on two topics highly relevant for the EU and Latvia in particular: European Year of Citizens (2013) and the upcoming Latvian EU presidency (2015).
Kristine, Diana / Riga
Zines of the Zone
ZINES OF THE ZONE is a european library specialized in self-edited photograph books (or photozine). It not only shows the images, as it also uses the book as an experimentation field. These strange objects, produced in most of the cases on a low cost basis and limited in the number of copies, draws always the attention of collectors. Victims of their success, they get quickly out of stock and inaccessible. We want to make these objects visible, permanent and to be freely consulted.
Julie, Guillaume / Nantes
Young Dogs is a Young Academy for Documentary-Film, addressed to young Europeans interested in journalistic and creative work with film. The heart of this project is the weekly documentary-film-workshop scope, for everybody between the age of 15 and 25. During the workshops the young filmmakers learn how to use the basic divisions of film-work. The workshops invite young people to be curious, to take a look, to listen, to see the world sharper through a camera lens, to work together and keep the independence to go their own way.
Nina, Kathrin / Dortmund
El Mercado is a community market day to promote sustainable consumption and support young locals, musicians, artists and cooking enthusiasts within the community. The objective is to bring young artists, musicians and community members together to enjoy a communal space while promoting sustainable consumption.
Katie, Cristina / Utrecht
Europe Dance Way Project
Europe Dance Way Project combines travelling, meetings, creating a video report and developing a website with a database, all around the dance theme. The project objective is to make the information about dance as accessible as possible to amateurs and professionals and to raise awareness about this art to a wider audience. Three girls are travelling across Europe to make interviews of amateurs and professionals in order to make a video report about dance in Europe.
Lola, Maëlys, Jordane / Nantes
Artist MashRoom is a project of a web site, a search engine and a social platform that wants to share knowledge on mobility of artists’ initiatives. The MashRoom system was created by six young Italian people, with the common interest for art and social inclusion. Thanks also to other social and artists’ associations the team understood how difficult and heterogeneous is the cultural and artistic reality in Europe and, then, started to find a way to create a site where this various reality could be agglomerated. The project was born inside a working group, during a Knowledge Management University course.
Simone, Sarah / Turin
Move and build together
It is a project of an international youth camp in Nantes and the Loire-Atlantique department which will allow young people from all around the world to start a project of general interest together and to live a collective experience while developing skills. The goal is to enable mobility, meeting and cultural exchange of young people while educating them to major environmental issues.
Nino, Marine, Léo / Rezé
Student Kick-Off is the non-profit organization located in Gent. This organization is responsible for the opening festival at the beginning of the academic year. It was founded in 2006 by a group of student leaders. This large festival is completely organized by student volunteers. Student Kick-Off is “for students, by students” and it lets students experience the organization of such a big festival. It is meant to be a training institution for all students who want to learn more.
Jan, Jochen / Ghent
De pas à pattes
The project Pas à pattes aims to bring together children with social or family difficulties and shelter animals. The goal is to change their relationships with others and allow them to recover their self-confidence. Among the main actions of this project: workshops to the shelter where the children presented the animals to the public; making pictures of animals, etc.
Maude / Nantes
Fragmenta is a dance installation initiated by Nicolas Vamvouklis that investigates the configuration of the city landscape and the porosity of the human body. It aims to map the urban territory, bringing together in the heart of the city its residents (without age, gender or performing experience limitations). Symbolically charged public spaces are re-visited and dynamically lived anew through observation, interaction and spontaneous movement.
Nicolas, Olga / Milan
Spruce Up Europe
Spruce Up Europe is a project of short documentaries and a website about young people renovating old houses to transform them into the social and cultural spaces. The objective is to gather the data about old house projects, to raise people’s awareness about the patrimony to avoid the destruction of old houses and to show the creative side of youngsters.
Rita, Marine / Crestuma
Marché flottant bio
The idea would be to create a market on barges to allow regional producers to sell all products, fruits, vegetables, seeds, flowers, etc, from bio agriculture. Willing to get closer to the Loire and Erdre rivers, Nantes people expressed during a debate their attraction to water and the lack of opportunity to enjoy it. Adjustable project, it could be a turning platform of Nantes local life, communication places around the rivers, a place of use of local money “So Nantes”, exhibition venues, carrying goods by waterway, solar panels on the barges roofs etc. This project is an opportunity for the people of Nantes to find in one place organic and local products while looking at their rivers from a different perspective.
Stanislas / Orvault
Youth to Youth is a project with the aim of making young refugees active citizens through relations with ethnic Danes. It was initiated by Danish Refugee Council Youth Network and the main objectives are to make relations across ethnicity and to make refugees become active in volunteering which is meant to be a part of being an active citizen.
Rikke Cecilie, Andreas / Pandrup
GrAFiTi Theatre Festival is a student initiative of border theatre, which allows an exchange between different theatre groups. The objective is to encourage the student theatre in the “Greater Region” (Germany-France-Luxembourg) and to exchange with other European troops. The festival is special because with each edition it changes the border. In June 2015, the sixth edition of graffiti festival in the Greater Region was held in Saarbrücken. To strengthen relations between the city of Saarbrücken and the city of Nantes, a troupe from Nantes has been invited to participate.
Diego, Juan / Saarbrücken
Facing the world
Facing the world is a Franco-Georgian group of young actors and dancers working on the "Growing Up" theme. This project offers young people to come together around a theme that fits their current situation and let them question the contemporary context of their emancipation, verbalize their fears, their perspectives, their hopes, through the artistic medium. It emphasises different kind of profiles and encourages the expression of various points of view.
Aurélie & Lucie / Nantes
Collective Art Neighbourhood
The CAN is an independent project reuniting two complementary approaches: “The CAN InResidence” and “The CAN OpenHouse”. The project promotes young artists from Romania and from abroad and its objective is to create a non-restrictive space for young artists and start-ups, to help them to create their projects, as well as to create a cultural network rooted in Romania.
Anna / Cracow
Alive Book is an alternative to social network in a library. The project was created by active Kharkiv youth and its main objectives are to organize some live meetings in libraries, to involve speakers and to organize some special evenings such as film screening or book presentations.
Anastasiia, Anna / Kharkiv
Golden Envelope is the new project at ACI (Anti-Corruption International), youth led initiative is dedicated to fighting corruption and to mobilizing and empowering youth. The main objectives are to empower youth with tools to fight corruption and to raise general awareness about corruption. 15 thematic committees in total explore corruption within a thematic focus and a global anti-corruption campaign is planned. They intend to use art and creative media along with more traditional approaches used by young people around the world to effective positive change.
Ania (Poland, Liszki), Olga (Macedonia, Skopje) / Dublin
Fruta Tinta Feia
FRUTA TINTA FEIA is a research project for cooking recipes and for making natural inks with fruits and vegetables. It is realized in collaboration with a cooperative organization working in the field of fruits and vegetables and it invites consumers to share their recipes and to participate in each stage of the creation of natural inks and silk-screen printing of a book.
Elise / Nantes
The Tricyclerie is a project set up to collect bio-waste by professionals riding cargo-bikes, in order to compost the waste in urban and suburban areas. Through this activity, the aim is to face key issues of the local territory such as recycling of bio-waste in urban areas. It also intends to develop soft mobility as future urban logistic solutions.
Coline / Nantes
Paillettes & Chocolat
Paillettes & Chocolat (Glitters & Chocolate) is a creative, participatory and itinerant workshop which aims at developing the “extra in ordinary life”. It concerns visual arts, theater, crafts, sharing of knowledge, sewing, gardening etc. The target group are residents from 7 to 77 years. The main idea is to create an area for real art expression of all inhabitants.
Clémence, Hermès / Nantes
The objective of the Glimpses project is to promote the work of musicians, to spread it beyond borders in order to raise awareness of people about the European music scene. The protagonists of this project record videos of acoustic sessions from musicians coming from all over Europe, who create modern music based on a traditional heritage.
Aymée / Nantes
L’affiche (The Poster) is a dynamic artistic project offering renting and selling of artworks. This concept brings an artistic renewal, while supporting the creators and valuing the crafts. Photographs, paintings, sculptures, designer objects can be used to brighten up events or temporary spaces.
Sabrina, Simon / Nantes
Draw me an adventure !
Dessine-moi une aventure (Draw me an adventure) is a unique personal and evolving project, created by a young artist and traveller. The aim is to confront various themes: travel, art, music and creation of social links among people from different backgrounds and cultures.
Elodie / Nantes
La Galerie fontaine, a mobile, flexible and scalable exhibition space, is a way for student artists to develop their artistic practices and define collective approach. The main objective is to create a network of emerging artists, develop a space for exchange, organize exhibitions, create partnerships etc.
Michael, Alexandra / Nantes
Youth tackling Hate Speech
Youth peer learning for Tackling Hate Speech is a project that was created to combat hate speech, strengthen human and individual rights and promote intercultural dialogue between migrants and residents in Amadora, Portugal. It is carried by Bué Fixed-Associação de Jovens, a youth organization that leads a campaign to prevent from hate speech and to support those who suffer from its consequences.
Mario, Monica / Amadora
Rails Girls Beograd
Rails Girls Beograd are a part of the global Rails Girls community. Their aim is to beat the rumour that programming is not for women. They organize regular and teenage workshops to help women to step into the IT world, learn them some new skills and motivate them to start seeing programming as a creative tool for accomplishing their own ideals.
Sandra, Milica / Belgrade
DIY Skateparks in Bratislava
There are several abandoned public spaces in Bratislava. And since there are also many young people on the streets with no particular activity, we decided to involve them in the realization of a collective project which aims to create Do It Yourself skate parks. The tactic is to clean and cultivate the place firstly, then to built concrete obstacles that would liven up the spot and invite artists to paint these obstacles. Lastly, there are events held that are open for general public.
Teodor / Bratislava
Youth Activism Durres
Youth Activism Durres is a project which aims to promote and encourage democracy and transparency in policy making and responsibility of state institutions towards citizens. For that purpose, we created a youth community in Durres, Albania. Our wish is to give young people opportunities and ideas to express their life problems in the public space.
Enkli, Xheni / Durres
Rainbow Youth Centre Kirjava
Rainbow Youth Centre Kirjava is a Finnish youth centre dedicated to propagation of acceptance and support for young LGBTs. Created by the initiative of 6 young people from the city of Espoo, it is now supported by the services of the municipality. Its main targets are youth aged from 13 to 28 years. The centre runs numerous activities to promote the positive discrimination towards LGBTs.
Jere, Sinna / Espoo
Salt, Pepper and Kapow
Kapow is an association that invites artists from all over the world to collaborate and create new projects. The aim is to build a bridge between art, culture and cuisine. The project invites international artists to gather several original works and create a collective intercultural book.
Vincent, Julie / Ghent
Adjara multicultural history
The idea of this project is to contribute to the preservation of intangible cultural heritage in the region of Adjara, Georgia, by encouraging young people to create family trees. Encouraging them to be interested in their family stories, to talk to their parents, to discover authentic traditions and forgotten folklore, the project aims to promote integration and social cohesion in the region.
Liubov / Kobuleti
Awake the world
The Awake the world is a narrative project that arises from the idea that everyone needs to wake up to come to realize that violent extremism is posing a threat to our democratic societies, to emphasizing tolerance and shared values. Initiatives are based on awakening tolerance and respect in each individual instead of passing this responsibility to his or her community.
Irene, Jara / Madrid
Bialowieza forest - European natural heritage
This project leads to cooperation of young generation from Poland and Belarus with regard to preservation of Bialowieza forest (Polish-Belarusian border), which is the oldest natural forest in Europe. It is about expanding awareness of issues concerning the forest, which is made through artistic installation and also about organising workshops to discuss the possibilities of international cooperation (Poland and Belarus) within developing tourism infrastructure.
Olga, Veronika / Warsaw
Youth participation ‘s-Hertogenbosch
The project is focused on self-development, reaching higher goals together, finding our own talents, developing our confidence and letting our voice speak to help others to accomplish the same aim. Its activities include introducing the methods of installation projects and cultural events, or using the experience of older members to pass on this experience to other young people through a program "ambassadors".
Peggy, Kyra / s-Hertogenbosch
Faire Uni Saar
Faire Uni Saar is a project concerning student awareness of fair trade and responsible consumption. This project was created in collaboration with academic institutions, civil society and students. Thanks to the project, the university in Saarbrücken, Germany, obtained an award for being the first German university engaged in fair trade in 2014.
Christine, Meike / Saarbrucken
Youth Forum: ACT, ReACT, ImpACT
The main aim of the Youth Forum is to attract youth aged 18 – 35 to discuss, analyse, reflect and confront the new media representations of migrants and refugees. The participants will analyse the stereotypes applied, identify the hate speech but also discover how to apply positive new media storytelling and how the migrants and refugees turn from an object to a subject of the media representation.
Shemsedin, Ana / Skopje
Be a Volunteer of Your City
The aim of the project is to foster active citizenship among young people in Tbilisi and to help inactive young people to develop their leadership qualities, so that they would be able to take an active part in their youth lives, not only as participants but also as a creators of their own projects. This program has two general parts; firstly organising trainings for participants about fundraising and lobbying and secondly creating and implementing 4 micro projects in different parts of Tbilisi, named: “Moving Library”, “Paint Your City”, “Camera in Action”, “Green Bus for Tbilisi”.
Rusudan, Natia / Tbilisi
Multimedia for Human Rights
The project promotes and increases competences of youth workers/leaders to work in practice with young people from marginalized target groups. During the different activities the participants will be deeply immersed into the issues of Human Rights Education (HRE), anti discrimination and other related topics. Main activities of this projects are events such as training courses on HRE and different workshops based on the same topic.
Santiliana, Mikela / Tirana