30th August to 6th September 2017
Lozen, Bulgaria

EPEKA, Soc. Ent., is a partner in the project “Changing the Picture”, which will take place in Lozen, Bulgaria, between the 30th August and 6th September 2017.

The project will support the participants to communicate, to interact with different cultures, nationalities and social spheres, to share and recreate important to them and the society stories in a creative and accessible way – through social photography. The project will also support the participants to engage actively in their community and to explore their place in it, to express their opinion, to be part of social dialogue, which will develop their civic and social conscience.

The participants will receive knowledge and practical skills to identify and address actual social issues, to share and to seek dialogue and support through social photography. The project will develop personal, social and technical skills in that relation through non-formal methods and an exhibition will be realised, prepared by the participants themselves. The project aims to develop practical skills on how to use photography as tool for communication, self-expression and help in creating visual messages to others and ourselves.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To provide to 25 participants knowledge on the process of creation of visual product and telling a story in a social context;
  • To promote social inclusion, solidarity and empathy to socially excluded groups through workshops, discussions and exhibition on social topics at the end of the project;
  • To support the youth to develop practical skills to address issues in their community related to social exclusion, prejudices, discrimination, violation of human rights, marginalization, poverty, unemployment;
  • To support 25 participants to show creativity and innovation, to create their own product (exhibition) in order to provoke interest towards the art of photography..

For more information and if you wish to join the project please send an e-mail with a motivation letter and your CV to epeka@epeka.si.

The coordinator of the partner organisation: Štefan Simončič, president of EPEKA, stefan@epeka.si

This project is financed by the European Commission. The content of this announcement only expresses the opinions of the author. The National agency and the European Commission are in no way responsible for any use of the information the announcement includes.

The youth program of EPEKA, Soc. Ent., is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport — Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth.