Lead partner: Daquíedacolá, Spain

Dates: September 2018 – February 2020

Duration: 18 months

Partners: Youth for Exchange and Understanding, Belgium, Center for Intercultural Dialogue, Macedonia, La Fenice, Italy

Project overview:

The project “J.A.M.M.IN’! Joint Artistic Methodologies for Migrants’ inclusion and integration” wants to develop and promote innovative methodologies and practices that bring together the value and benefits of arts with the principles of non-formal education. The idea behind “JAMMIN” was born during an exchange in Brussels, in June 2017 – “Culture in a tin – Theatre for Inclusion, Integration and Intercultural Dialogue” where we experienced that ARTS MATTER and they’re a powerful tool for inclusion and understanding.  With this in mind we decided to find a way to underline the importance of using arts in youth work, as a tool to create meaningful changes both at the individual and societal level.

Aim of the project:

  • Reaching young refugees and migrants and empowering them to be proactive recognized actors in local communities, changing existing negative narratives into positive ones.
  • Developing capacities of youth org and youth workers to work with young migrants/refugees by using arts as a tool for social inclusion and to develop new innovative approaches combining NFE methodologies with artistic tools (theatre, poetry, storytelling) in different learning contexts (formal and non-formal).


  • SO1- To explore the complementarity of artistic and non-formal education tools and methodologies to create inclusion and intercultural dialogue among young migrants/refugees/asylum seekers and local communities through building up the space and the opportunities for “real life encounters” in different context
  • SO2- To explore and test the benefits of using art as a tool for social change and for engaging and empowering young migrants/refugees in local communities, schools, youth organisations/centres, providing them with the tools to advocate for their rights and their role in the community
  • SO3- To promote a culture of healing and bringing together communities through arts as methodology that is strengthening the feeling of belonging, progressive values and equality in society/local communities
  • SO4- To promote quality and needs based youth work by boosting and exploring creative artistic tools for social inclusion and positive changes in society/communities
  • SO5- To extend the “power” of arts and NFE in a number of different contexts (schools, municipalities, cultural centres, youth centres, etc.)