Local Activities II

Local Activities II: Portugal

In Por­tu­gal, AAUTS decid­ed to orga­nize a full week of work­shops in March 2022 for more than 30 young peo­ple of Quin­ta do Mocho neigh­bour­hood. Par­tic­i­pants could learn how to express their feel­ings through move­ment and dance and had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to cre­ate a col­lab­o­ra­tive graf­fi­ti. The brain­storm­ing on inclu­sion that had been done dur­ing the Train­ing has been repli­cat­ed dur­ing one of the work­shops and the words that par­tic­i­pants stat­ed have been used to cre­ate lyrics for a rap song. Dur­ing the work­shops, par­tic­i­pants could also know more about the his­to­ry of hip hop and the per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence of dif­fer­ent migrant artists. The objec­tives of the Local Activ­i­ties have been achieved and par­tic­i­pants had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to reflect on dis­crim­i­na­tions that suf­fer migrants and dif­fer­ent ways we can pro­mote migrant inclu­sion through the ele­ments of urban art.

Con­cern­ing the vis­i­bil­i­ty activ­i­ty, it took place on June 5 at The Hood, a space cre­at­ed out­side of a shop­ping cen­tre on the out­skirts of Lis­bon, and almost 150 peo­ple attend­ed it. At the begin­ning they were sur­prised because they didn’t expect a sim­i­lar activ­i­ty, but then they were amazed and inter­act­ed with the mem­bers of the team to know more about the project, activ­i­ty and the Eras­mus+ Programme.