Youth exchange ““BEST- BE ENTERTAINING FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION””
Youth Exchange: 20. – 29 March 2014
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
About YE: The youth exchange “BEST- Be Entertaining For Social Transformation” will be in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in March 2014, and will include 45 youngsters from 9 countries from EU and SEE: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Poland, Italy, Romania, Albania, Slovenia and Turkey. For 9 days (including the travel days) the participants will have the chance to meet with other peers from different backgrounds and work and learn with each other. Our main topic will include diversity. During the exchange the participants will face different cultures and will learn to live and to be tolerant toward the other cultures. In the end participants will work together to achieve one unique dance made by their traditional dances. During this process they will have the possibility to learn to face and be tolerant to different topics which will be brought to them by other peers. Participants would use dances from national popular cultures as ICL methods to present the gravity of how people in poverty and in excluded social groups live in their countries and how they understand poverty and social excluded groups through dance. Using dance as a tool, it will challenge assumptions about gender, ethnic identity, political, religious and cultural context in which lives are lived in the global European society.