Active Youth in Craco

cr1The youth exchange in Craco, from the the 7th to the 14th of July 2016, came to an end. We got to know the local reality of the “ghost town” meeting the Mayor and local authorities. We explored, through creative workshops (theatre and photography), the role of culture in small towns and created a common performance which was the final event open to the local community. During the project we had the chance to prepare the exhibition of the Turkish participant and photographer Bedran Takin. Continue reading


Craco is ready! You?

A group of young people from Norway, France, Malta, Slovakia and Turkey will soon join the Italian group in Craco. We are ready to make activities, discussions and meetings with stakeholders to try to understand how can creativity and cultural policies help young people to STAY in their small villages instead of leaving toward bigger cities. Municipality of Craco will show its experience and learn from other countries’ contribution.

Welcome to Craco

13403148_10153803416741676_1194088493915370369_oIn a few days participants will arrive to Craco! We are very excited to host the youth exchange involving 6 countries and 30 young people to work, discuss and make activities around the main topic of the project: depopulation.

Craco is a very small town and young people tend to leave, but not everybody. There is a group of young people who really believes that staying is the solution! How can we create opportunities for you young people living in small cities in Europe? We don’t have the answer yet, but we are searching for it!

Meeting in Pezinok

pezinokFrom the 10th to the 14th of March, a group of youth workers from 7 organizations involved in the project STAY, met in Pezinok,  a nice village not far from Bratislava, for the first phase of the project. The seminar, hosted by the Slovak organization No Gravity, gave the partners the opportunity to get to know each other and to start working on the topic of depopulation. It has been also the occasion to present the youth exchange that will be hosted in Craco in August and to start planning new actions and future projects.

Now we start!

countrysideAfter a long silence, the project STAY is finally starting with the beginning of the new year. Due to some technical difficulties, the youth exchange in France has been postponed to August 2016 so the first activity will be the meeting in Slovakia.

It would be the occasion for the partners to meet and to share ideas about depopulation and possible measures to stop the phenomenon.

14 youth workers from 7 countries (France, Italy, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Turkey) will discuss youth policies around youth emigration and try to identify possible solutions.

The meeting will be hosted by No Gravity in Pezinock, a nice village not far from Bratislava.

Exchange in France

InfoFor organizational reasons, the youth exchange in France is postoponed. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to get the permission for the Italian participants (who are underage) to go abroad. For this reason we agreed with the French partner Bouillon Cube to move the exchange to the next summer.