This particular project Creative Inclusion focuses specifically but not exclusively on creative projects including youth with fewer opportunities. Creative Inclusion will mobilise 70 volunteers between 12 countries and 4 continents. 50 of these will be young people with fewer opportunituies experiencing significant obstacles in their lives, such as time spent in prison, and substance misuse, those living below the poverty line or being a young parent.
We have taken advantage of the European theme of 2009 to increase our creative possibilities for this target group as well as offering hosting placements in the UK for all young adults regardless of their support needs, by adapting our short-term host projects to include more creative activities and re-enstating two expired arts projects which we co-ordinate.
The project will allow volunteer mobility across Europe, Africa, Caribbean and Asia and will introduce new partners to EVS as well as allowing Everything’s Possible to continue building relationships with existing partners. For the last ten years, Everything’s Possible staff have been co-operating with partners, through EVS, Youth and Youth in Action. Over the previous two years we have widened participation by increasing opportunities to target groups of young people with fewer opportunities, creating both sending & hosting placements under the banner of EVS.