This youth encounter fall together with the refugees crisis, probably therefore our unusual constellation, being a Slovenian association, applying for an ERASMUS+ youth exchange, that would be carried out in Rettenbach, Germany, at one of our project partners’ location, the Kastell Windsor. It is nice to see funding entities acting that flexible!
In this youth encounter, held from August 29 to September 11, 2016, we addressed mainly young professionals from various creative disciplines, mostly students. At Kastell Windsor they would live, debate and work with a group of adolescent refugees from Syria and Afghanistan on the Dream-Book of a Multicultural Generation, we planned to publish after the encounter itself.
The camp itself was set in three phases. First getting to know each other, evaluate each other’s ideas of the future and check it through interaction in two German cities. Phase two should become individual analyzing and processing of the first phase/first phase and deciding for oneself, how to visualize the results and visualize them. Phase three bothered then about the presentation and stimulation of all processed and realized impulses within an exhibition.
The team itself, a team that already worked together on other international projects was composed by only experts on their fields: Lym Moreno (VEN), visualizations; Gerald Baumgartner (A), visual concepts; Urška Čerče (SLO), social relations, information-management; Zsuzsanna Pálóczi (H), historian; Rado Carlo Poggi (ITA/SLO), producer, economist and political analyst as well as Wolfgang Holst (GER), social education worker.
Workshops held included Graffiti Art, Street Art, Crossover, DTP, Film, Photography, Collage, Comic drawing and Street Poster production.
The project partners of raum AU, Slovenia were Future Icons e.V., Austria, Körmendi Kulturális Közpönt, Hungary and Kastell Windsor e.V.. All of these partners took care about selecting in their countries adequate participants, which was not easy… but it was quite fruitful.
Supporting partners however, were also quite essential and included the European Union, the Land Kärnten, the Alpe Adria Allianz, the Stadt Rettenbach, Stadt Regensburg as well as media partner ORF, BR, Mittelbayerische Zeitung.
Look at the video fly-through of this first European Creative Camp 016 (ECC016), we could use the song “International” from our friend U-Cee.