INSART is an innovative project which aims to provide real opportunities for personal and professional development for disadvantaged young people and young people from immigrant backgrounds across 5 European countries – through artistic experience. The project is innovative because it demonstrates how artistic techniques can give confidence to young people, and support them towards the labour market, developing their non-cognitive skills within a non-formal or informal environment as opposed to formal academic environments which are inaccessible to the target group.
Our project aims to give better employment opportunities to young people aged 16/25 from marginalized or migrant backgrounds.
- Integrating and making complementary, classic professional social inclusion methods with a more efficient methodology, innovative and more oriented to young people aged 16/25 years old (NEET: “Not in education, employment, or training”);
- Motivating target young people in order to facilitate their access to employment;
- Training Adult trainers and teachers in new tools fostering inclusion.
The project is based on two methodological pillars:
- Intercultural approach: acknowledgement of many cultural identities in Europe and of the absence of acknowledgement of some of depreciated cultural identities. Acknowledgement of cultural differences and of their involvement in the conception and realisation of pedagogical interventions (gender hierarchies and relationships, their own life projects, and learning etc.) Diversity management as a resource in the educational process.
- Artistic Mediation: art as a method to inspire and motivate young people’s psychologically. In particular transfer and adaptation of 3 methodological elements developed by Paracommand’arts: real paths-dream paths, active principles of Art, Countries-Me.
The project will follow the steps listed below :
- Exploring networks and good practice
The first part of the project aims to explore deeply stakeholders involved in integration of disadvantaged young people and their use of artistic approach.
- Methodological preparation
In order to assure the harmonisation of basic concepts and to share the methodological principles, the pilot sessions will be will be preceded by a week of training in residence where the two methodological pillars (intercultural approach and artistic mediation approach) will be in the core of the joint work.
- Experimentation – Creation of pilot sessions
The pilot sessions will propose a workshop to 10/20 young people of each country where they will prepare an artistic project of their choice. All the process will be filmed. Different artistic projects will be shown at the final exhibition in Berlin. From four to five young people of each country who participated to the workshops will be able to participate to the final exposition
- Creation of two training of adult trainers and educators
An initial one-day training course will be organised at local level in all partner countries. Each partner shall develop at local level a training module in socio-artistic field. This training will give to participants skills to convert stigmas they suffer in resources for their personal development and their professional integration. The second training will be at international level and it will last 30 hours where each module of local training will be more detailed.
The project is addressed at the following target groups:
- Young people aged 16-25 years who are unemployed and from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Training professionals and educators
- National and local training and development programmes.
The project aims at obtaining these final results:
- Give approximately 75 young people new skills to be able to address their own needs and support their socio-professional development.
- Foster self confidence and creativity in these young people
- Give educators, trainers and professionals in the professional training and development sector new tools to develop training courses and innovative methods of engagement.