Deep It: Theatre is here to protect peace!
In the world of political instability and conflict escalation, it is crucial, especially for youth, to possess abilities and techniques aimed at conflict resolution and peacemaking. The new Erasmus+ project Deep It is supposed to serve this purpose: we are educating young participants in the field of human rights promotion and protection, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and intercultural dialogue. The project is a result of the cooperation of Thalia Teatro from central Slovakia, as well as creative and educative organisations for youth from all over Europe, including Greece, Portugal, Bulgaria, Italy and Turkey
The aim of the project is to help young participants learn about the concept of conflict prevention and resolution and to practice innovative methodology in this field. To achieve it, Thalia Teatro and other creative organisations introduce drama methods that include pantomime, physical theatre, drama, storytelling and other performative techniques that are used during the international training of the project. More than that, the participant’s task will be not only to learn but also to promote what they learned. After each mobility, participants will spread the knowledge in their local communities, using the unorthodox state-of-the-art methodology of conflict prevention on their level, working with people in formal and informal groups and individually.
The training of the project is taking place in Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia, from 16th to 26th of October 2022. Follow our website and social networks, as well as the Deep It project Facebook page, to keep up with the news, learn the details, watch photos and promotional movies.
Text: Thalia Teatro
Photo: Thalia Teatro, Archive of the project Deep it