IDE 3.0 - EMPOWER IDENTITIES is an Erasmus+ funded project in the field of youth. The aim of the project is to identify and share performing and visual arts that promote creative learning across Europe. The project will produce a free toolkit with a collection of relevant educational tools and materials.
Arts can contribute to community cohesion, structural integration, and social change. It can break down language barriers, promote self-esteem and facilitate the expression of emotions and the processing of traumatic experiences. These needs have been made even more evident by the global pandemic and urgent to address. Our project EMPOWER IDENTITIES focuses on performing and visual arts that support creative learning to build resilience for change and promote social inclusion. In addition, there is a constant need for youth workers to share ideas and learn from each other in order to adopt and implement new methods, especially in situations like migration, racism, radicalization, or unforeseen changes such as the pandemic, which may not have been the focus of youth workers; daily work before. Crises can be painful and violent experiences, but they carry the opportunity for transformation. Art and culture can be a good help in dealing with change. The project not only draws attention to the positive influence of art in general but also raises awareness for the art and culture scene, which has been strongly affected by the current pandemic.
Coordinator: KulturLife gGmbH (Germany)
InterAktion - Verein für ein interkulturelles Zusammenleben (Austria)
MOBILIZING EXPERTISE AB (Sweden)
Drustvo za razvijanje prostovoljnega dela novo mesto (Slovenia)
Project Number: 2020-1-DE04-KA227-YOU-020812
Project Duration: 15.06.2021 – 15.11.2022