Content and aim Mostar Friedensprojekt implemented together with its partners from Greece, Serbia and Bosnia two youth exchanges under the title “All inclusive – Applying Artistic Theater Methods in Youth Work with Handicapped or Disadvanteged Youth” taking place in Bosnia.
The project intended to deliver a model for future school-focused activities. Participating teamers of the youth exchanges were taught to design own workshops. In subsequent two Youth Exchanges in Bosnia and Herzegovina they learned to implement their knowledge as facilitators under the guidance of trainers from Fabrica Athens Theater Group and their collaborators and put two theater plays on stage with a group of international youth groups that are consisting of impaired and non-impaired youth.
Participating youth learned body oriented and artistic theater methods, while also finding new ways of expressing themselves, becoming more self-confident and comfortable in their bodies. Main objective were for the participating youth to discover a new level of cooperation and mutual understanding of disadvantaged and non-impaired youth and new forms of communication in a joint activity.
The project approached also the inclusion of non-foreign-language speakers. Participating organizations on the other side will plan to promote this model of theater techniques to implement further project of inclusive theater play in cooperation with other institutions in their countries.