Specialized Projects / Projects
Art Hubs for Youth
Art as a powerful tool for social inclusion
The current immigration crisis, coupled with the growth of radicalization and extremism is one of the defining problems of our era. Europe is now facing problems of intercultural relations and clashes of culture which are creating a new wave of violence, xenophobia, racism, and social fears at a local, national and international level.
At the same time, culture and arts can be powerful means to promote intercultural dialogue and combat deeply seated stereotypes. In the context of the migratory and refugee phenomenon, it is crucial to explore the ways in which culture and the arts can help to bring individuals and people together, increase their participation in cultural and societal life, as well as to promote intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity.The Art Hubs for Youth (ABT) project aims at combatting inequality, intolerance and injustice, as well as promoting intercultural dialogue through the establishment of Art Hubs for young people from migrant and non-migrant backgrounds, utilizing the unique ability of the Arts to transcend social barriers.