A "floating intercultural classroom" is the definition given by the Media Education Centre of Belgrade (Serbia) to the Danube Peace Boat project. From July 24 to August 6 jurors Natalina Caiazza (18) anf Mariangela Vecchio (23) travelled over the course of two weeks along the river Danube in Serbia, and by doing so they discovered a wonderful land and got to learn about digital and audiovisual supports as a means of interaction and social tools.
"The experience with the Danube Peace Boat was life changing – Mariangela Vecchio has claimed - I had the opportunity to meet youth from everywhere around the world and work with them on new artistic projects. I learnt about stop motion, origami and worked on short films. I was even interviewed".
Among the most precious memoried that Mariangela will bring back home is a collaboration with some disabled youth from the Milan Petrovic school of Novi Sad. "Thrugh the arts we were able to communicate even if we ddidn't speak the same language - she continued - and we worked on the Guernica project which was abased on a reinterpretation of the famous Picasso painting from a peace standpoint, and on the Magical Moments initiative, a documentary which revolved on telling the story of the most important moment of our lives".
Belgrade, Novi Sad, Backa Palanka are only a few of the cities visited by the giffoners. "We took part in conferences, visited museums and archaelogical parks and had the opportunity to appreciate the history, art and traditions of Serbia and the people who I sharedf this project with were warm and welcoming and have left me with a great memory which I shall cherish for the rest of my life".