Interculturality Enriches – Press Release

This is the official ending of the transnational project “Interculturality Enriches” which was conducted with the support received from the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme.

With the publication of the movie from the exchange, officially brings to a close the European project “Interculturality Enriches”.  “Interculturality Enriches” is a transnational project which main activity was a Youth Exchange that took place between the 21st and the 29th of August 2015 in Ezcaray, La Rioja (Spain) and that involved 37 young people from Spain, Germany and United Kingdom in order to work together using theatre as main tool for intercultural understanding and reflection.

Coordinated by the Spanish entity Asociación Juvenil ON&OFF and with the support of Jugendkulturarbeit e.V. (Germany) and us at Creative Youth (United Kingdom).  The main aim of this project funded under the Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ programme was to provide to young participants a framework to explore different questions related to the main issue of the exchange (interculturality enriches) and to show them the importance of their role as citizens and on the mutual understanding of the European cultures.

To make this possible, a wide variety of methodologies and techniques were used in order to achieve successfully the objectives of the project and promote different ways of learning that could ensure that all the young participants taking part on the project could take the maximum benefit to it (a movie of the project has been edited in order to allow those not taking part on the exchange to discover its activities.

Through all these activities, participants worked together in order to design, create and implement the main result of the exchange, a public performance.  The show was implemented on the “Plaza del Mercado” of Logroño, the most crowded square of the capital city of La Rioja (Spain).  It was a great success with hundreds of spectators.  The aim of the performance was to show the power of culture, how it makes us different, richer but also how it can become a barrier or oppression tool when it is not appreciated the appropriate way.  If you missed the event, you can watch the whole video of the performance here:

In case you want to get more information about the project, you can visit its website that contains all the project photos, materials, posts and videos.  You can also follow the development of the project through its website, facebook page (please show your support with a ‘like’!) and you can contact us by emailing hello@creativeyouthcharity.org.

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