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IMPACT - Inclusion Matters! using Performing Arts towards Cohesion and Tolerance


Timespan: 2019 - 2021

The project at a glance:

The main goal of the project “IMPACT – Inclusion Matters! using Performing Arts towards Cohesion and Tolerance”is fostering social inclusion by developing art strategies, techniques and methodologies which target refugees and citizens at local level.
The project is consisted of 3 actions: Transnational meetings and exchange of practices, multiplier events through local workshops, local events and international event and producing intellectual outputs.

The Partnership:

Applicant: VIFIN – Videnscenter for Integration, Denmark
Co-applicants:

Duration: 24 months

Locations: Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Serbia.

Total project value: 182 946 EUR

Project summary

Today, we are facing increased growth of xenophobic attacks and rhetoric in Europe and with a new phenomenon in the Balkan states: as of 2018, the Balkan countries are experiencing a new influx of refugees from Africa and the Middle East and a corresponding increase in asylum applications. That is why through IMPACT project partners from EU and the Western Balkan countries strive to build a better understanding, tolerance and solidarity between refugees and European public to prevent radicalisation and the creation of “otherness” on both sides.
The main goal of “IMPACT – Inclusion Matters! using Performing Arts towards Cohesion and Tolerance” is to foster social inclusion by developing art strategies, techniques and methodologies which target refugees and citizens at local level. This project will contribute to foster social inclusion by promoting active participation, cohesion, tolerance and respect of human rights. The project aims to develop an innovative pedagogy that uses art forms as a means to bring young refugees, asylum seekers and local communities together.
Within this project, by training artists who will develop new tools and methodologies on performing arts to work with refugees and citizens, youth, local, regional and international stakeholders will become multipliers of this project outputs, ideas and methodology.

Target groups directly involved in the project activity

  • Artists
  • Refugees
  • Local citizens
  • Audiences
  • Local Authorities and other relevant stakeholders
  • Participating organisations


Main activities of the project:

The project consists of 3 actions: Transnational meetings and exchange of practices which aim to coordinate and implement well the activities as well as strengthen the competences of project partners as well as artists involved in the process. Multiplier events through local workshops, local events and international event which are key for dissemination of results. Intellectual outputs to be produced in coordination with all partners and are the main communication tools outputs. The local activities will be implemented in all partner countries.


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