The Erasmus+ project with the title "Sing your Music, Dance your Culture, Support Cultural Integration" was successfully implemented in Athens (Greece) from December 08 till December 22, 2019. It was organised by 46 young people (musicians and dancers) based in Greece and Germany with the support of two partners: Echodrama Cultural Group (Greece) and Projekt-il (Germany). It was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, through I.NE.DI.VI.M., the National Agency for Erasmus+ for the Youth sector in Greece. The participants (dancers and musicians) explored ways to incorporate traditional elements from the music and dance of other cultures (including immigrants’ and refugees’ cultures in Europe) in contemporary European music and dance. This incorporation led to the development of new music and dance creations and activities which integrated elements from different cultures, including the immigrants’ and refugees’ cultures.
This Youth Exchange project is based on a transnational cooperation between young people in Greece and Germany with the support of two partners: ECHODRAMA Cultural Group (Greece) and PROJEKT-IL (Germany) and will take place in Athens, Greece.
The main reasons behind the participants’ decision to carry out this project are to develop, through peer learning and methods of non-formal education, the following:
- the enhancement of the participants’ professional competences,
- their awareness of socially relevant topics,
- the process of discovering new cultural elements in music and dance,
- the strengthening of values like solidarity and friendship.
Information for the project : athensproject2019.com