Project Name: Radio Theater: Tales of the Quarantine
Project Number: 2020-1-ES02-KA227-YOU-016757
Duration: 16 Months
Coordinator: Consejo de la Juventud de Castilla y León
Funded by: European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ program KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices – KA227 – Partnership for creativity
Partners: CEIPES – CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE PER LA PROMOZIONE DELL’EDUCAZIONE E LO SVILUPPO ASSOCIAZIONE (Italy), Consejo de la Juventud de Castilla y León (Spain), FUNDACION ASPAYM CASTILLA Y LEON (Spain), ROSTO SOLIDARIO – Associacao de Desenvolvimento Social e Humano (Portugal), ASOCIATIA INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARE SI STUDIUL CONSTIINTEI CUANTICE (Romania).  

On June 22, 2021 the Kick off Meeting (KOM) of the project was held. 

“Radio Theater: Tales of the Quarantine”; due to the COVID-19 emergency, unfortunately, the meeting was held online. 

The KOM was a great moment of sharing, which was made possible by the organizational capacity of  the project coordinator and the cooperation of all 5  European partners, each of them with different  backgrounds and skills but with a solid and lasting  collaboration that involves them in other projects. 

The project aims to provide new tools to youth workers and social educators which will allow them to improve the skills of young people in terms of creativity, public speaking, group work, body expression, artistic expression, time management, self-knowledge, taking advantage of theater and radio as new creative educational tools. The use of tales through radio and the impact this generates in working with young people, actually, are the main theme of the project. The purpose is to improve the skills of young people by promoting their abilities and values and by fostering the learning and development of key competences through the use of digital tools, which are particularly important in the context of social distancing caused by Covid-19. 

For this purpose, the partnership proposes to develop an intellectual output divided into several parts:  

– 5 radio-theater podcasts composed of 10 20 minute episodes that will also include chapter summaries available in the five languages of the partnership and a detailed description of the main characters. 

– A complementary handbook to facilitate the use of the same methodology by other youth workers.  

– Learning, teaching and training activities, developing, during the project, a formation itinerary composed of 4 trainings, each one related to the production phase of the radio-theatre podcasts.  

The KOM started with a brief presentation of the organizations involved, moving forward with a general introduction of the project and the related organizational work plans. The development of the intellectual output will be the guideline to achieve the specific objectives of the project, namely: the creation of innovative practices in the youth field through a methodology based on theater and radio, with which young people can acquire key competences and artistic skills to generate creative responses focused on learning through digital tools; the increase of the possibilities to transfer innovative methodologies concerning non-formal education among youth workers and educators; they can use an accessible intellectual output to understand how to develop and improve skills and inclusion, in response to the new reality caused by the Covid-19 crisis, betting on digitalization and the need for creative solutions.

Over the next month, the partners will meet for an online discussion, in order to get into the heart of the project and start structuring the training activities necessary to launch the 4 trainings.

To learn more about the project, follow the CEIPES social accounts on: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. 

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