Urban Art for Inclu­sion is a 21-months Eras­mus+ Capac­i­ty Build­ing in the field of youth project that involves six organ­i­sa­tions from six coun­tries (Guatemala, Italy, Por­tu­gal, Spain, Togo and Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca). The main aim of the project is to pro­mote the inclu­sion of young migrants for build­ing a more fair and inclu­sive soci­ety, through urban art, that is used as a socio-edu­ca­tion­al tool.

The main objec­tives of the project are:
‑To improve key com­pe­tences of par­tic­i­pants and urban artists for car­ry­ing out actions that con­tribute to the inclu­sion of young migrants in order to social­ly trans­form their communities;
To exchange and devel­op new edu­ca­tion­al tools to raise aware­ness of migrant inclu­sion through urban art;
To pro­mote high­er qual­i­ty youth work, with empha­sis on the inclu­sion of young peo­ple with few­er oppor­tu­ni­ties, pro­mot­ing the inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion of work;
To cre­ate an inter­na­tion­al net­work of organ­i­sa­tions work­ing on urban art as a tool for social trans­for­ma­tion, inclu­sion and devel­op­ment, in order to pro­mote coop­er­a­tion and exchange of good prac­tices between Pro­gramme coun­tries and oth­er coun­tries of the world.

Dura­tion of the project: 11/12/2020 – 10/09/2022 [21 months]

The main activ­i­ties of the project are:
‑Online Coor­di­na­tion meet­ings;
-Local Activ­i­ties I: analy­sis of the sit­u­a­tion, meet­ing with young peo­ple, migrants, artists and insti­tu­tions, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of good prac­tices and def­i­n­i­tion of spe­cif­ic learn­ing needs;
-Train­ing Course in Spain about inclu­sion and urban art;
-Mid-term Coor­di­na­tion Meet­ing in Spain;
-Local Activ­i­ties II: work­shops and vis­i­bil­i­ty activ­i­ty in each project country;
-Job Shad­ow­ing: one youth work­er per organ­i­sa­tion goes to anoth­er part­ner coun­try for an obser­va­tion peri­od of 12 days;
‑Cre­ation and dis­sem­i­na­tion of project results and main out­puts (e‑Book and video);
-Final Con­fer­ence in the Unit­ed States for the pre­sen­ta­tion of project out­puts and out­comes, a pub­lic event with local pop­u­la­tion and a final eval­u­a­tion among part­ner organizations.

This project will have an impor­tant impact on par­tic­i­pants (new acquired and/or improved com­pe­tences, per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment), orga­ni­za­tions (use of new com­pe­tences and tools, exchange of good prac­tices, bet­ter qual­i­ty of work) and also on soci­ety in gen­er­al (greater aware­ness of the sit­u­a­tion of peo­ple at risk of social exclu­sion, wider inter­est towards urban art, etc.).