"Perform to Reform" Erasmus+ Project
Thessaloniki Youth Club for UNESCO is a partner at the Erasmus+ Project «Perform to Reform» along with the following organizations: Stichting art.1 (The Netherlands), Društvo Kulturno – Legebitra (Slovenia), Helsinki Committee for Human Rights (North Macedonia) and Accept LGBT Cyprus (Cyprus).
«Perform to Reform» fosters dialogue and cooperation within the partner organizations, addressing human rights, LGBT+, youth and culture issues. The Project aims to inform and sensitize the societies about non-discrimination and tolerance on LGBT issues. Main goal of the Project is the promotion of dialogue on sexual orientation, gender equality and diversity, by using creative artistic methods such as theatre actions, arts and narrative.
Thessaloniki Youth Club for UNESCO organised the Multiplier Event «Motivating Engagement > Multiplying Equality» on May 2nd, at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, The event took place within the framework of the Project «Perform to Reform» that aims to raise awareness on LGBT issues.
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C2 - Blended Mobility of Young People
The main objective of the C2 – Blended Mobility of Young People was to allow participants to share ideas and receive information and training on how to deal with LGBT issues by using artistic and social methodological tools and best practices, and of course, to present the outcomes of the Intellectual Outputs of the Project.
- To present the Intellectual Outputs and see the reaction of the audience (youth workers, other stakeholders). The input and feedback of youth will be taken into account to make the results of the project more aligned with their ideas and suggestions.
- To be able to test the first phases of the methodology with target group: youth workers and youth and see if the soft skill methods work in conveying and senzitising youth with LGBT related issues.
- To open up new forms of discussing sexual diversity, in relation to migrants and refugees.
- To create a basic introduction to the use of creativity in dealing with LGBT issues.
- Different team building exercises and sharing experiences;
- Lectures about the creativity;
- Group training;
- Peer to peer training;
- Advocacy training, dialogue techniques, discussions;
- Role-playing exercises and practical cases;
Impact – Results:
Participants got to know each other beyond a superficial level and would have the first knowledge of what the others did in the field of creativity and the social domain connected to change the minds of other youth concerning LGBT issues.
They worked together, shared knowledge and interacted in an intercultural context. Participants acquired a further knowledge on how to work with creativity and advocacy on LGBT related issues.