Project title: theatre.makes.politics#theatre.power.politics
Project acronym: TMP
AGREEMENT NUMBER — KA220-YOU-F04AD802
Start date: 29/04/2022
End date: 28/04/2025
Lead applicant organization:
- Bundesverband Theaterpädagogik e.V.(Germany)
- La Transplanisphere (France)
- Panellinio Diktio Gia To Theatro Stin Ekpedefsi (Greece)
- Ex-Quorum – Associação de Divulgação de Eventos Culturais (Portugal)
- Center for Intercultural Dialogue Association (North Macedonia)
- Stadt Dortmund (Germany)
Theatre.Makes.Politics#Theater.Power.Politics proposes to create a creative response on anti-democratic forces in European societies.
The consortium considers it is extremely important that youth workers working with young Europeans are able to use creative tools to question how populists and extremists of different colours try to manipulate them. TMP explores how some groups create opposition up to enemyship to other groups, be they refugees, muslims, “unbelievers”, LGBTQ+ a.s.o.
With the results of the project (creative worktools, handbook, network) youth workers will be able to shift perspectives in their concrete work, and to help young people to find a deeper understanding of people who are “different”, overcoming prejudices and discover the pleasure of exchanging, playing and acting with people they would otherwise never meet.
The project’s general objectives are:
- To empower and encourage youth workers to integrate methods into their work that will help them to address antidemocratic attitudes, such as racism, nationalism, intolerance, as well as religious fundamentalism in all its forms.
- To enrich the set of methods and tools available for youth work in the above fields with techniques from the field of theatre pedagogy and other performing arts.
- To create a core of youth trainers/ workers who have skills to tackle these sensitive issues in their work, and who also can act as multipliers.
- Input workshops and handbooks on:
- Islamic Fundamentalism
- Christian Fundamentalism
- Far-right extremism and populism: Racism and antirefugees’ rhetoric
- Far-right extremism and populism: Conspiracy theories
- Multiplier events in all partners’ countries