“CreAction! - creative solutions for social change”

“CreAction! - creative solutions for social change”

 Mašta are looking for participants to join the project - “CreAction! - creative solutions for social change”. If you are interested in either creative activism, media, photography, art, journalism, social media or activism – and most important - would like to find new practical ideas for social change, then this is a project for you!

The youth exchange “CreAction! ” will take place between 7 till 14 of february 2012 in Avilés- Asturias, Spain. The project will be a participatory space where you will have the opportunity to critically reflect and debate opinions and experiences about the current global situation and the society we are living in. As a result of this process the group will collectively develop awareness raising actions using non formal and creative activism methodologies. The program includes workshops on creative activism, web 2.0 and an open space for practical implementation of actions. It is expected that the participating group from each country will also design an specific action to implement in their local communities.

This is an international project, supported  by the Spanish National Agency of the youth in action program. 6 groups from 6 countries will take part, with a total of 30 people. The main language will be English. The project aims to give opportunity to initiate and enhance collaborations and future actions and projects within the international network: Mašta (www.mastazine.net). Mašta is an informal network of organizations, collectives, artists and activists using creative activism as a tool for participation and social change.

The project is hosted by the spanish organization Ye too Ponese (http://www.yetooponese.net/), is free of charge, with free accommodation and food. Your travel expenses will be covered up to 70%. You can apply to take part in “CreAction! ” if You are between 18-25 years old. We are looking for participants resident in Germany, Spain, Italy, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.

To apply contact headquarters(at)mastazine.net with some basic information about you, your interests and background and about your motivation to participate in the project. We would really love to hear from you!

Deadline for application: 3rd of January