Dresden, Germany
Act & Interact – Local Workshop – 30/11/2019

Disadvantaged young people, no matter if they are migrants or locals, often lack opportunities to participate in societal processes and to access quality education. Participatory arts and culture activities provide a good opportunity to experience a sense of empowerment and purpose for this target group. In this context – within the framework of the Open European Societies project – an interactive workshop entitled “Act & Interact” took place on November 30th, 2019, at JKPeV’s premises in Dresden (Germany).

Around 20 participants had the opportunity to gain new skills and competences on the topics of migration, integration and group moderation, as well as to connect and interact with people from different cultural and social backgrounds, through the MOB-X game and other non-formal learning activities.

After completing the workshop, the participants were able to understand the concept of an adventure room, meaning the MOB-X room and how to play it, enrich their knowledge about migration and integration, enhance their communication skills and the ability to facilitate group processes, use non-violent language and give clear instructions. In addition, they really enjoyed talking to each other and make new friends as for some of them it was the first time to talk to someone from different cultural background.

The workshop was implemented as part of the activities of the Open European Societies project that raises awareness on the migration history of Europe, giving evidence to the diversity and co-existence of different nations and cultures in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia and the United Kingdom by researching and exploring the migration history of these countries in the 20th century. It is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.