WHAT IS IT?
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.).