For many of us, the summer 2020 will be remembered as a summer like no other in recent history. Despite the changes
caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, luckily the implementation of projects’ activities didn’t stop.
Therefore, the association DRPDNM from Novo Mesto (https://www.facebook.com/DRPDNM), Slovenia, organized safe
outdoors events involving local youth, all within the framework of the project IMPACT. Together with the local partner
Association for development of creative movement ‘Arabeska’, several workshops were held, which saw the participation of
immigrant and Roma children. The activity had an overall positive impact on the community, since being together help
boosting the self-esteem and provide a sense of meaning. The youngsters were able to express their passion for art and to
develop their artistic competencies, as also confirmed by Klara Magič Luneai, who joined the workshops: “Artistic expression
in this way infuses self-confidence and is available as creative expression which has a positive impact on self-esteem.’’
The workshops took place on different locations and most of the activities were performed through the technique of
improvisation, which was taught to children, thus enabling them to freely express feelings and emotions. A similar activity
was organised during last year’s training in Italy, but as a matter of fact, working with children can give better results as they
generally are more keen on building trust and connection within a given group of people.
Further workshop session will be prepared and implement during the autumn 2020,… stay tuned!

For many of us, the summer 2020 will be remembered as a summer like no other in recent history. Despite the changes
caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, luckily the implementation of projects’ activities didn’t stop.
Therefore, the association DRPDNM from Novo Mesto (https://www.facebook.com/DRPDNM), Slovenia, organized safe
outdoors events involving local youth, all within the framework of the project IMPACT. Together with the local partner
Association for development of creative movement ‘Arabeska’, several workshops were held, which saw the participation of
immigrant and Roma children. The activity had an overall positive impact on the community, since being together help
boosting the self-esteem and provide a sense of meaning. The youngsters were able to express their passion for art and to
develop their artistic competencies, as also confirmed by Klara Magič Luneai, who joined the workshops: “Artistic expression
in this way infuses self-confidence and is available as creative expression which has a positive impact on self-esteem.’’
The workshops took place on different locations and most of the activities were performed through the technique of
improvisation, which was taught to children, thus enabling them to freely express feelings and emotions. A similar activity
was organised during last year’s training in Italy, but as a matter of fact, working with children can give better results as they
generally are more keen on building trust and connection within a given group of people.
Further workshop session will be prepared and implement during the autumn 2020,… stay tuned!