TzillEUreading - Reading from Goceano to Europe

Agenzia Eurodesk dei Comuni del Distretto di Ozieri

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Organisation:

Agenzia Eurodesk dei Comuni del Distretto di Ozieri

Country:

Italy

About organisation:

The department APP GIOVANI, of the Centre for the Family Lares, of the P.L.U.S. Health District of Ozieri, in Sardinia was born in 2008. It operates in 16 municipalities of the Health District of Ozieri, included in the two territorial areas called Logudoro and Goceano. It is aimed at young people aged 13 to 30, promotes the youth leardeship, offers time and places of socialization through the organization of events and the development of associations. It carries out prevention and awareness-raising activities through cultural projects and aggregation, enhancing the interests and passions of young people. The department collaborates with local authorities, schools, associations and other stakeholders and promotes cultural and social development initiatives. APP GIOVANI joined the Eurodesk network in 2020 and promotes the wide range of cultural, training, work, voluntary and national and transnational mobility opportunities.

Contact person:

Sara Filia

Title of the project

TzillEUreading - Reading from Goceano to Europe

Start date:

January 23, 2023

End date:

October 6, 2023

Source of funding:

Regional Fund for the integrated system of personal services (L.R. n. 23/2005, Art 26)- (Sardinia Region)

Objectives:

The Eurodesk Agency of Ozieri decided to make an event in the Island of Sardinia in Bono, a small village of approx 3,500 inhabitants and involved Bulteatro, theatrical association of the territory, that had previously conceived a Project called Tzillereading, which literally means "readings in the bar". The Department with the association have revisited the contents of the previous project with the aim of building an alternative initiative to get more easily to young people. Through the theatrical and musical language this Project wanted to inspire in the community the reflection on social and cultural issues, in contexts different from theaters. The intervention has unfolded through a series of readings and improvisations that touched on topics such as: travel, democracy, Europe, Time and from which then developed the debate, to which not only young people, but also the administrators present and the community, participated. The experimentation of this initiative aimed at youth but extended to the whole community has certainly triggered analysis and reflections about the effectiveness of events of this type, experiential, educational and emancipatory, but also projected to the knowledge of real and concrete opportunities that young people should evaluate in their life path, also as a process of improving the quality of life in small centers. The Eurodesk desk at the event was very important because it was an excellent opportunity to provide information and the the contacts.

Why does it correspond to the thematic category:

The experimentation of initiatives of this kind, oriented towards information and guidance on European programmes aimed at young people, in an unusual context such as the bar, is the innovative element of this project that aims to reach the greatest number of young people, that, suspended the school career, could be disoriented and unable to make choices and pursue goals. Often these young people do not turn to services, and this is the reason why the operators of the Agency, have decided to reach them in leisure and fun contexts. Bars are places frequented by " all", so, even those who may not be present on the evening of the initiative, could learn about the opportunities presented, acting as a "multiplier" of such information. In Sardinia, bars play a central role in the social life of young people. They serve as gathering spots where friends meet to socialize, discuss local events, and enjoy traditional foods and drinks. These establishments often host live music performances and cultural events, fostering a sense of community among the youth. Additionally, bars serve as informal hubs for networking and building relationships, making them integral to the fabric of youth culture in Sardinia.

The impact the initiative had on young people and the local community:

The Eurodesk Agency of the municipalities of the District of Ozieri and the theater group "BulTeatro" have curated a collective initiative that has valued young people, and their perspectives. The bar, which is a place for recreation and entertainment, has been transformed, in this circumstance, into a place of training, knowledge and comparison, through the important debate that, After the readings, it triggered between the younger and the rest of the present community. A way to overcome barriers and experience orientation activities in unusual spaces and with alternative modes.Inspired by the themes addressed in the readings, all the European Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes were illustrated and the concrete opportunities for young people to participate were presented, with the aim of spreading knowledge and participation in European projects in an increasingly widespread way. The immediate outcome of this initiative was the access to the service of many young people, who, after the evening, contacted the Agency to ask for an appointment and deepen their knowledge of the youth programs funded by the European Union. The Agency’s social media pages have gained more visibility.

How it ensured the visibility and promotion of Eurodesk:

- Sharing Event and Poster Official Social Pages Eurodesk Agency - Instagram, Facebook. - Local and regional press releases. - Dissemination by mail event (Municipalities, Institutions, Schools, Associations)- Dissemination whatsapp Individual citizens (youth target, community)

How it respected the green principles:

The project was shared in a sustainable way because there was no use of paper for the printing of posters to advertise the event. The posters were shared online, via social media or through the institutions of the municipality involved. Also separate collection was made during the event. Usually also the bar that hosted the initiative makes the separate collection of waste

The Eurodesk Agency of Ozieri decided to make an event in the Island of Sardinia in Bono, a small village of approx 3,500 inhabitants and involved Bulteatro, theatrical association of the territory, that had previously conceived a Project called Tzillereading, which literally means “readings in the bar”. The Department with the association have revisited the contents of the previous project with the aim of building an alternative initiative to get more easily to young people. Through the theatrical and musical language this Project wanted to inspire in the community the reflection on social and cultural issues, in contexts different from theaters. The intervention has unfolded through a series of readings and improvisations that touched on topics such as: travel, democracy, Europe, Time and from which then developed the debate, to which not only young people, but also the administrators present and the community, participated. The experimentation of this initiative aimed at youth but extended to the whole community has certainly triggered analysis and reflections about the effectiveness of events of this type, experiential, educational and emancipatory, but also projected to the knowledge of real and concrete opportunities that young people should evaluate in their life path, also as a process of improving the quality of life in small centers. The Eurodesk desk at the event was very important because it was an excellent opportunity to provide information and the the contacts.