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The project “The New European Citizens- lights and shadows of the European Union’s future through the eyes of the present and future young citizens” continues, this time GEA team reached the other delegations in Bucharest, Romania, where between 16 and October 17 participated to a training course aimed at fostering their competences and skills as peer facilitators in order to become themselves promoters of democratic engagement and spread awareness among their peers about the EU.
On Saturday 16th October the training officially started: we met at Scoala Spectrum where we started with ice-breaking activities. After that we were introduced to the theatre group of the high-school from Alexandria, who performed for us a theatre piece on immigration in Europe.
Later we started working on the “Image theatre”. Participants were divided in groups and were asked to create 3 pictures on 3 topics: Euroskepticism, Brexit and immigration, to be performed in the city centre later that night during a flash-mob.
In the afternoon we experimented the mono-multi island game, a non-formal activity based on the experimentation of cultural conflicts. After the activity we discussed on the issues emerged during the game and we had the chance to reflect and discuss about different cultures perceptions and on the importance of intercultural dialogue.
On Sunday the 18th we met again in the morning at Scoala Spectrum where we experimented some drawings and graphic exercises, aimed at reflecting on our cultural identities.
After that the English group showed us the interviews s they made to European Citizens living in the EU after Brexit, reflecting on their perceptions and their future. It was a very interesting moment, the English participants were at our disposal answering questions and facilitating the debate.
After lunch we built together a viral Online Campaign with the Flash mob movie: here’s the final video, share it with the hashtag #NEC2016!