this Open Educational Resource (OER) was realised as a result of the journey and the experience collected throughout ARTCOM project which involved six countries from Africa and Europe (i.e., Italy, France, Greece, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia) to create innovative tools for youth workers, in order to support the social inclusion of marginalized young people in the two continents.
ARTCOM was a two years project, co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, Key Action 2 – Capacity Building in the field of Youth. Through this action and related mobility activities,the European Commission aimed to increase the positive impact of youth work, youth policies and youth system on the qualitative development, and recognition of non-formal education in Partner Countries. Therefore, our project aimed to support the cooperation between European and African countries, so as to support youth workers in their daily job with disadvantaged young people while facing different realities within the two continents.
Furthermore, our project was also aimed at developing new educational approaches for youth workers, promoting social inclusion through an innovative tool known as art therapy. Considering its extensive experience in sharing best practises and methodologies, ARTCOM partnership worked hard boosting learning, stimulating communication and interactions and reducing the social isolation of young people in the two continents, helping them to better integrate in the society.