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Other Ways of Learning is a European research project within the Drums4Peace network using Grundtvig 2 funding from the European Union.

The initial partner countries are Estonia, France, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal and Wales.

The basic goals of this project are to collect and to find out about different participative arts methods used in cultural youth-work (especially within the Drums4Peace network) and to question how participating in these arts activities influences young people, in particular disadvantaged young people. Do participative arts (and, in this way, the youth exchanges that Drums4Peace co-ordinate) make a difference? If yes, what differences and how?

We want to invite participants and artists with experience of youth exchanges to a conversation about these questions – online and in person. We want to reflect on the goals of Drums 4Peace, the work and the final results. Is there something that Drums4Peace has that other networks might benefit from, perhaps even society as a whole? The best people to help answer these questions are the young people who have participated in exchanges over the last 8 years and it is young learners who are leading this research project, supported by some of the artists and co-coordinators who have been with Drums4Peace from the beginning.

  VAT Teater

VAT Teater is the oldest Estonian free theatre group formed in 1987 in Tallinn. The theatre is playing both for children and adults.

VAT produces classics in its own way and makes co-work with young Estonian playwrights. VAT Teater has an own hall in the rooms of the Estonian National Library. The group has taken part of festivals in Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Germany, France, Turkey, Japan ja Zimbabwe, has performed behind the polar line and on the other side of the equatorial line.

VAT Teater is the member of the Estonian Theatre Association, IETM, the Estonian Centre of ASSITEJ, the Estonian Union of Non-profit Associations and Foundations, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Association of Free Education.


logo_mjc   MJC | Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture de Montluçon

Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture de Montluçon, France, is one of 1000 Maison de Jeunes et de la Culture in France – but this has specialised in electric music, as this is a very important part of Youth Culture.
MJC Montluçon arranges a wide range of concerts with bands and has several local bands rehearsing in the 3 studios.
MJC Montluçon does provide a great variety of possible activities for young adults in Montluçon and especially the Fontbouillant sub-urb with its immigrant-population. In this way MJC Montluçon has also activities as workshops of ethnic instruments as baglama (Zas) and djembe. MJC Montluçon is a member of Drums for Peace network.

logo_varieazioni   Arci Varieazioni

We are part of ARCI, the most important laic and non governmental cultural organisation in Italy. It is a net of associations and clubs, based on democratic and anti-racist ideas and values. We organize cultural events like concerts, festivals, workshops, exhibitions, cinema-weeks, courses of music and arts and much more. We co-operate with youth-centres and street youth and social workers, trying to help also young artists to achieve opportunities to perform. We also take part to European youth-exchanges and training courses.




JCDC | Youth Center For Dialogue Among Civilizations

Youth center for dialogue among civilizations is legal non-governmental, non-profit, youth, voluntary public unit organization.
Our organization was established in October 30-th 2001 in Vilnius, Lithuania as national youth organization working in field of tolerance, promotion of cultural diversity and understanding, preservation of cultural identity.
This organization was established by non-formal initiative group that was organizing World youth festival on Dialogue among civilizations August 20-24 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Our mission is to promote co-operation among young people from different cultures seeking for cognition, tolerance and preservation of cultural identity.
Our vision - peaceful and tolerant society consolidated from wide notion individuals.

Our goals
• To stimulate youth positive attitude towards cultural diversity;
• To stimulate youth initiative and active participation for solving cultural and ethnical difference problems;
• To stimulate youth cultural communication based on tolerance and understanding;
• To develop and stimulate intercultural relations and cooperation among Lithuanian and other countries youth and youth organizations.


logo_gajac   GAIAC | Grupo de Acção e Intercâmbio Artístico e Cultural

GAIAC from Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, has been involved as organization in the activities of Drums for Peace network since 2 years ago, and some of his members cooperated before in European projects, organizing youth exchanges and training courses.
GAIAC is using the arts in order to promote intercultural exchange between young adults from Porto region and from the rest of Europe. Members of GAIAC are involved with adult education and art in different contexts, for example as teachers of adult second chance classes at Antonio Sergio School in V.N. Gaia, working with Theatre of the Oppressed and developing different artistic projects and activities in associations and social centres in Porto region.
GAIAC is a member of Drums for Peace network.

logo_cynefin   Cynefin

Cynefin is a unique cultural operator based in Wales which creates event theatre that turns our memories and aspirations inside out. Building huge labyrinths in landscapes and interiors inhabited by performers and instillations they work with artists and communities to explore and expose the intestines of culture: the sensory memories that are the gut instincts of what makes us who we are.

Belonging is a theme that haunts Cynefin's work. The word, Cynefin, (Ku-nevin) is a Welsh word for which there is no equivalence in the English Language. A rough translation would be habitat, the place or the time when we instinctively belong or feel most connected. In those moments what lies beneath mundane existence is unveiled and the joy of being alive can overwhelm us.





Take part in this survey and help us
to find out how Drums for Peace youth exchange are affecting young participants.

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