The Academy for Actors of Civil Change is a 14-day international course designed to develop the skills of professionals working in the social field by introducing them to non-formal, artistic methods. Dóri Laczkó wrote a report about our Summer Academy at the end of August:
Natasa, Aba, Céline, Cheickna, Miloš, Marija, Sonja, Ivana, Martina, Kristýna, Hana, Viki, Heléna, Zsófi, Szilvi, Zalán – they are the trainees we first met at the What’SAP Academy at the end of July and with whom we will soon continue local work. We asked them 3 questions to know more about them! It’s time for you to get to know them, too!
At the end of July, our 10-day-long What’SAP Academy was finally possible. With this event, after many, many online meetings, our two-year project has finally started its live journey, with the main aim to promote the acceptance of social art practices as a unique and specific profession all over Europe. The project’s artistic leader, Piri Móga shares her thoughts on why this profession is important to her, how the project started, what experiences she gained during the academy, and what are the next steps of What’SAP:
CCG is coming up on our third annual summer programme! Those on the ground are often the best positioned to tell it like it is…so we asked a few participants from previous CCG programmes about their impressions. Participants came from various countries from Eastern Europe and beyond. They had diverse ways to find their way to our events: through newsletters, Facebook group posts and by specifically searching for a project kick-off programme on Google. No matter the way, we were happy to get to know them and keep in touch as alumni!
Eszter has been working with us for over two years but some of the details about the motives and inspiration behind this initiative were news to us too. So we looked behind the scenes at Careers in the Common Good with her:
Careers in the Common Good (CCG) was created out of a desire to contribute to a more open, innovative Eastern Europe. Our mission is to inspire the youth of Central and Eastern Europe to apply their passion for the enrichment of their communities: there are as many paths as there are people, and we seek to empower young adults to find the path that is right for them.
We are 10 years old! And we want to celebrate this special occasion not only with our blog, which started in January, but also with an exhibition (virtual, according to the current situation) and four related talks.
This ten day event is designed for young adults in the region to acquire vital skills for the 21st century job market, to learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, to reflect on their career paths and goals, and to be able to implement hands-on practices to initiate local change.