INSART_PIC3From the 9th to the 13th May 2016 a five-day international training and final conference took place in Berlin as part of the LLP Grundtvig- funded project INSART.

The five-day training involved 17 people among participants and facilitators coming from different countries in Europe to learn the artistic mediation methodologies that have been tested and promoted during the INSART project.

Participants took part in workshops experimenting in the active ingredients of arts in the areas of photography, visual arts, theater and dance provided by the artists-facilitators who were trained during the project on the artistic methodology real path/Imaginary path developed by the artist Werner Moron and Les Paracommand’arts. Participants then spent the last two days of the training working closely with the artist as mentor to create their own personal project based on what they have learned and focusing on one of the four artistic areas. Participants then presented their final art works to the group at the end of the training.

The final conference was held on the last day, the 13th of May 2016 and brought together the participants of the training and many other educators and stakeholders involved in adult education. Moreover, few of the youngsters that took part in the local trainings held in 2014 in each partner country, were invited to attend the conference.

The artist Werner Moron, attended the conference to present the artistic methodology real path/imaginary path to participants.

During the morning, the results of the local trainings held in 2014 were presented to the audience. Moreover, participants were involved in a round table to share their personal experience in the INSART project. Two participants form Italy, Milad and Giuliana, spoke about the dance training they attended in Palermo in 2014 together with a group of youngsters coming from different migrant backgrounds.

During the afternoon, the workshops of the four artistic areas were run and the results of each workshop were presented at the end of the day.

After the project activities have come to the end, the consortium is now finalising the INSART Manual for trainers and educators who are involved in the intercultural field and aimed at using art mediation to support the inclusion of young people. The Manual collects all the results and lessons learned by the artists-facilitators during the project, and provides a guide for trainers to replicate the activities and methodology used in INSART in their own local context. It will soon be downloadable on the website in French, Italian, German and English.

All the results of the personal projects will be soon available on the INSART website as part of the catalogue of art work produced during the project.