Urban Art Ventures II

After the successful implementation of the UrbanArtVentures project that was held in Thessaloniki, Greece (September 2015), together with our partners we discussed and assessed the learning outcomes and the impact the project had on the local people and the urban landscape of
Thessaloniki. The participants were given the opportunity to learn from each other and develop their skills, attitude and competences. For this reason, we decided with our partners to implement a follow-up training course in Volos, Greece, the city where our Greek partner, UrbanAct, is based.
35 participants - youth workers, street artists and art educators from Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia and Spain will have the opportunity to share and develop together methods, tools and best practices incorporating street art in youth work. Some of the youth workers that represent our partners have already used street art in community projects.
The UrbanArtVentures II project aims to use street art as a method and learning tool in youth work in European and community projects as it is inclusive and accessible to young people from different backgrounds. Street artists are very popular with young people and they have their "own
way" to influence young people with fewer opportunities to use their creative and artistic skills and learn this form of art.
Therefore, we would like to engage young people and young people with fewer opportunities to participate actively in the civil society and be decision makers. Some of our partners do a lot of community street art projects involving young people and young people with fewer opportunities.
UrbanArtVentures II seeks to lay emphasis on fostering sociocultural dialogue in order to foster social inclusion and integration, cultural diversity and free expression. Young people with fewer opportunities and refugees are the main focus of the project.

This project has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.