START project aim was to develop innovative digital tools and methods for increasing the capacity, knowledge and skills of youth workers, teachers, educators, and training professionals, to acquire the appropriate professional and quality level to support young people, especially with fewer opportunities and/or disabilities for promoting social change through initiatives based on the Arts.
The main objective was to provide comprehensive training material and sustainable tools to youth workers, based on modern, artistic and creative methods, as well as competences, in order to engage young people with the Arts, as a way to foster their active participation in EU societies, increase their interest about global issues and recent social crises and enhance their social motivation to develop actions with social impact. The project will engage youth workers who wish to better understand and participate in actions for social change, but also the START project’s scope will be widened as even more people could be benefited from the project outcomes and developed material.
The project has been designed based on the partners’ experience in matters related to youth workers, trainers, teachers, and organisations active in the field of non-formal education and lifelong learning. The project will bring together five partners from five different countries, France, Italy, Cyprus, Spain, and Lithuania, wishing to promote the importance of creating social change and embracing social inclusion in EU societies through engaging young citizens with the Arts and other creative media. Project was funded by Erasmus+.