On the 20th of May 2021, the project IMPACT -Inclusion Matters! using Performing Arts towards Cohesion and Tolerance has officially closed its virtual doors with the Final Online Conference. The question is now, did we made the IMPACT we were hoping for? The answer is yes, as shown by the projects final outcomes: good practices, guidelines and a video
The final conference had the objective to highlight good practices designed to foster social inclusion by developing art strategies, techniques and methodologies which target refugees and citizens at the local level. The event gathered more than 60 representatives of civil society organizations as well as artistic and other institutions that work on the topic of social inclusion of migrants and refugees.
The project leader presented the project and its outcomes, and the partners presented their work on local level. Also, the conference was the perfect occasion to present the new innovative pedagogical tool developed by the project partners and the video made to illustrate the project activities.
The final conference had the objective to highlight good practices designed to foster social inclusion by developing art strategies, techniques and methodologies
IMPACT guidelines: social integration through performing arts is an innovative methodology resulting from the contribution of artists active in the field of social inclusion through arts coming from seven different countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Italy, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. The aim of the guidelines is to facilitate the design and implementation of workshops for social integration of migrants and local citizens, through the use of theatre and performing arts.
The promotional Video for Digital Education is a visual documentation of what the IMPACT project meant for the refugees and locals on personal level. Furthermore, it intends to show, to interested parties, how the proscribed strategies and pedagogy of methodology from the developed guidelines can be used during workshops. The aim of the video is to promote cohesion, tolerance and joy to the outside by selling the methodology and showing the results of a self-directed group in a visual way.
The Guidelines and the Video for Digital education are easily accessible on the ALDA webpage and YouTube so the future artists and social workers can get inspired and us this unique methodology in their communities.
The project IMPACT is funded by the Erasmus+ programme and is implemented by the Coalition of Youth Organizations SEGA in cooperation with VIFIN – Videnscenter for Integration – Denmark, as lead partner, ALDA – France, La Piccionaia – Italy, LDA – Montenegro, LDA – Bosnia & Herzegovina, Association for Developing Voluntary Work – Novo Mesto and the Urban Development Center – Serbia.