Monday, 08 October 2018 16:29


15 youth aged between 18 and 24 have taken part in cultural exchanges thanks to the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

School, culture, multiethnicity, solidarity, labor market: the first edition of the “Destination BalKans”, comes to an end. The Giffoni Experience project was carried out with the collaboration of the Macedonian partner, Planet M, and co-funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The project was coordinated by Antonia Grimaldi, of the Giffoni Experience team, and supervised by Giffoni Experience Director Claudio Gubitosi and International project manager, Marco Cesaro.

Divided into two stages – the first being in Italy, in Giffoni Valle Piana and the second in Macedonia, in Skopje - the project involved 15 youth aged between 18 and 24 and focused on workshops and seminars highlighting the cultural heritage of both countries in collaboration with Cineteca nazionale, l’Università delle Arti Audiovisive, Università di San Cirillo e Metodio, Accademia delle Arti and European Film Academy.

An idea that, sensitizing different figures of the scholastic world - from structures to students, to teachers and parents - wanted to educate to multiculturalism through the integration and exchange of knowledge, also responding to one of the key objectives of Giffoni Experience, which is not limited only to the world of cinema but expands to all the other realities of the art world, such as theater, music, audiovisual and the visual arts.
In fact, in Europe, more and more young people find themselves in difficulty and cannot get into the labor market, especially in the art world. The project, therefore, wanted to provide a general understanding of the mechanisms underlying social, political, cultural and economic changes, by professionally training Italian and foreign students in the world of the arts, cinema and new communication, inviting them to social and political participation in their respective countries.