Інститут Суспільних Ініціатив оголошує набір учасників на міжнародний тренінг Open Up:Improv for Social Inclusion, що відбудеться 3-10 квітня у Карпатському селищі Славське (Львівська область). Мова проекту – англійська. Проект здійснюється за підтримки Erasmus+.

This project is for you, if:

you are the citizen of Ukraine
you are 18+ years old;
you are a youth worker;
you are working/planning to work with disadvantaged young people or young people who are experiencing cultural difference.

About the project:

Social inclusion is one of the top priorities in the world’s social policy agenda in accordance with Sustainable Development Goals number 4 (Quality education), 10 (Reduced inequalities). Considering current social challenges, that exist in Europe, connected with a large number of refugees and migrants, who are coming to this region, the topic of social adaptation and inclusion has never been as relevant and actual to be learned and worked on.

For young people in any culture, during their period of development, their place in society, self-realization and acceptance by others can shape their future and play a significant role in determining whether they will be successful or not. We believe that one way to achieve equality and tolerance is to educate society by art and one of the most exciting art forms which is open to everyone is improvisation theatre. This innovative method of non-formal education serves a perfect example of an art form, that is suitable and open to every person, disregarding any possible obstacles, social position or profession.
The training Course was envisioned in order to properly educate youth workers on innovative tools of working with disadvantaged youth and in this way to contribute to building of inclusive society. It will gather 34 youth workers from 10 EU and Eastern Partnership countries, to develop their competences and to equip them with creative education tools, such as improvisational theater and storytelling to tackle the issue of social exclusion of youth.
Through participation in this training course, youth workers will receive multiple benefits ranging from learning new information, developing soft skills and building confidence and self-esteem.

Project goals:

  • to increase the capacity of youth workers by enriching their working methods with the
    innovative tools of improvisational theatre and storytelling;
  • to provide an opportunity for experience exchange between youth workers from different
    countries and backgrounds, on using of non-formal education methods and tools;
  • to deepen the knowledge on the background, needs and challenges, that young people with fewer opportunities are facing;
  • to promote intercultural learning and interpersonal dialogue between participants.

Participating countries: 

Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, UK, Ukraine


Organisers cover accomodation, food and travel expences. Participants’ contribution – 30 Eur to be paid upon arrival to the venue.

How to apply:

please fill in the application form Open Up:Improv for Social Inclusion by  10th of March 2019.

We will contact only selected candidates latest by 13th of Marh 2019.

In case of any questions please contact us via projects@sii.org.ua