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COMPASS: enhancing motivation of older learners to learn through cultural materials

Erasmus + project number 2020-2-ES02-KA205-015598

ArteD is an initiative born from the need identified by three youth organisations from different European countries of improving youth work and enhancing its capacity to become a social inclusion tool and a means of artistic expression.

The COVID 19 pandemic has also shown that young people are strongly attached to new technologies, and are able to make the most of them and use them in a wide range of fields. In the same way, art has proven to have an essential role in our society, being a form of cultural expression, of personal expression and even an essential tool for mental health. Merging these two fields results in the concept of digital art, is still an undiscovered terrain, an artistic discipline with a promising future. ArteD seeks to emphasise motivation, active citizenship, belief in oneself and the empowerment of youth work as engines to improve the social inclusion for the youth.

The objectives of ArteD are mainly the training of youth workers in new techniques and strategies to work with NEETs to promote their social inclusion and access to the world of work through artistic expression with new digital formats. With this project, we intend to revalue the artistic and creative potential of young people, in a context in which educational trends, leisure and work of new generations go hand in hand with a technological and digital revolution.

Partner will develop:

  1. An online Training KIT for youth workers - which will be based on a set of Open Badges for the validation of competencies of youth workers in non- formal and informal contexts
  2. An online training game for Young Digital Artists

The project is coordinated by OpenEurope, a youth association from Spain, and counts with two other partners: ZINI FOUNDATION from Latvia and Zdruzenie za volonterizam VOLONTERSKI CENTAR BITOLA, from the Republic of North Macedonia.