Partner: Bürgerhaus Bennohaus – Arbeitskreis Ostviertel e.V. (Germany)
Gellerup TV (Denmark)
ARR Social Development Association (Finland)
Inclusive Arts – City of York council (UK)
Action: Creative Europe Culture (2007-2013) Cooperation measures
Culture has an important role in the creation of economical and educational opportunities for young citizens, especially young immigrants. The cultural project “Media Art for Inclusion” is aiming to contribute to a successful integration of immigrants in the EU. By improving digital key competences, communication competences and the individual artistical creativity of young citizens with immigration backgrounds, their employability and their inclusion will be raised. The project will increase the role of intercultural and inter-religious communication to all levels of life by using art and digital media as tools. Digital media (TV, WEB-TV, Video, Photo) is an optimal tool to foster inclusion, intercultural dialogue and stimulating public debates on integration as a way of realizing the potential of migration in Europe.
The project is aiming to promote the intercultural dialogue as a process in which young immigrants can improve and develop their skills to deal with the actual cultural and social situation in their society and to express themselves. The guideline of this project is to support artistical creativity in combination with intercultural communication by using digital media tools. The project “Media Art for Inclusion” will realize training seminars, workshops and youth initiatives in the field of medial and artistic creativity and intercultural communication for multipliers and young immigrants in Germany, Poland, France, Denmark and UK. The best of all art work will be presented on intercultural events in all partner countries. People will see, hear, feel, talk and learn about cultural diversity by imaging ways how to overcome social exclusion. All art works, activities and exhibitions will be documented in the TV-magazine “Inclusion Now!” and disseminated by Internet-TV worldwide (www.europeanweb.tv, ) and in Open Channels TV / Community media in Europe.