From the 26th of April to the 1st of May 2015 the Kick off Meeting between the partners of the project BOEMI – Building our employment skills through Music Investigations and new media has been held in Palermo
BOEMI is an innovative project – co-founded by the European Commission within the Erasmus + Program, KA2: Capacity Building on the field of youth and coordinated by Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” – that is addressed to youth workers and youngsters with fewer opportunities. The project aims to promote their competences and skills and to foster the active participation in their local communities through music, new media and innovative non-formal methodologies – like Danilo Dolci’s Reciprocal Maieutic Approach – as tools for youth development and more specifically to raise employability skills of over 270 youngsters from 2 continents.
In fact, BOEMI involves 5 partners from 2 different continents: from Europe (Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci”, Italy; Crossing Borders, Denmark; Pandora, Spain) and from Africa (IYEC, Ghana; Gno Far, Senegal). During the Kick Off Meeting in Palermo, 3 representatives from each organization (among them, musicians, youth workers with musical background, youngsters interested in music and new media and PMs working on the themes of social inclusion) were gathered together to analyze the project’s topic and discuss about the activities’ planning as well as tasks and roles each one has to cover as well as the next steps to be taken.
Each partner will select a local working group that will carry out a research on traditional local music, collecting traditional songs that will be recorded and cataloged on the music platform of the project. Then, young people involved in the research will participate in an International Training Course to be held in Madrid in November, followed by local workshops and a final concert in Palermo as well as in each of the partner countries.
This first meeting, held in the Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci”, has given way to the partners to have a first taste of musical and cultural context of the other participant countries and to establish objectives, procedures and working methods for the future.
In the next days it will be published a call for applications to participate in the activities.
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