Exclusion. Equality. Identity.
Theater and Performance from greek, german and polnish youngsters with and without disabilities. What means to be different in today's ‘normal’ society?
The project, which is accompanied by a Videodoku, consists of three project phases: After two theater and movement workshops & video sessions in Komotini, Greece and in Kreisau, Poland, which conclude as well visual arts, we will present our performance to an interested public audience of the Cologne Sommerblut Inclusion Festival.
'the MASK' offers a contemporary, interactive theater performance based on a jointly developed template. Together we will develop new ways of communication and artistic collaboration. Here, however, attention is focused on the joy & fun factor and the active contribution of your own ideas and experiences with the themes diversity and exclusion. A lot of outdoor activities in Greece will complete the actions.
Age of participants: 16-21
Participants per country: 7, incl. 3 places for physically restricted participants*.
Number of participants is limited.
(*1:1 supervisor possible)
Participant fee for participants from:
Poland 30 €/encounter
Greece 50 €/encounter*
Germany 150 €/encounter*
(*Discount on request)
Accommodation (with breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Theater and art workshops and providing the necessary tools for the planned program design
Leisure Outdoor program
Professional and educational support during the program
The participants receive a specified subsidy for travel expenses.
Inclusion means that no one may be excluded, marginalized or pushed to the edge. Inclusion is a human right. And as a human right inclusion is everyone’s concern, not just of those who are excluded. Because human rights are based on the fact of respecting every human being as equal and therefore stand up collectively for the rights of the others.
Inclusion means especially affiliation. And affiliation is created by to get to know and the exchange on an equal footing. This means: being able to learn barriers themselves. Young people from Germany, Poland and Greece, with and without disabilities, can complete their view on the foreign and their own world.
A sustainable getting-to-know of different countries, cultures and living conditions, enables the enhancement of mutual understanding, the reduction of stereotypes and the rethinking of the own position.
The first 'the MASK' project MASKS OVERCOME BARRIERS took place in 2015 in Komotini. Now we developed the trilateral follow-up project, ‘the MASK’ WITHOUT BORDERS AND BARRIERS '.
Responsible Project Manager
PERPATO - Association for People with Mobility Problems and Friends
Terma L. Dimokratias Str. | 69100 Komotini
Tel +30 25310 36909 | Fax +30 25310 82058 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.perpato.gr
The youth project between Germany, Poland and Greece is implemented within the EUROPEANS FOR PEACE:DISCRIMINATION. WATCH OUT! programme with support from the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" (EVZ).
With support of
German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Thessaloniki