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Spirit of Europe is a unique European way connecting different European regions together in artwork, through understanding cultural diversity, facilitates connections or reduces barriers between diverse groups, and sustains the well-being of the community of those directly or indirectly engaged in artistic process. Its main idea is to present these regions through art, place, international cuisine, and to create interactive encounters between visitors and artists.
•Budapest •Prague •Bucharest •Sofia •Vienna •Berlin •Brussels •Rome •Paris
The member states of the European Union are more interconnected than ever, also due to the multiple political, economic and social challenges which have created dependencies and can only be tackled successfully by working together. However, this implies that more and more decisions are made as a necessity by governments and citizens are excluded from decision-making. The most challenging impact, Europe is currently not able to connect on an emotional level with its citizens to build a better EU.
To restore its legitimacy, the EU needs to respond to public apathy and anger with emotional intelligence and to offer solutions that feel relevant to people outside the Brussels bubble. To ordinary citizens, EU institutions appear distant, elitist, and difficult to understand. Spirit of Europe which touches the feelings of thousands of people can create a fascinating experience for the audience and promote the Europe with a focus on cultural variety, tolerance and cosmopolitism.
We are planning a trip to Europe within the next 8 months. First two months we plan to research what needs, tasks, interests people would be keen to share and exchange. We will invite artist from various cultural and professional backgrounds who each work with a local expert to address a specific area. In the project we will identify compatible partners throughout Europe. We will finish the year with an online website of beneficiary’s testimonials. The main subjects will be: painting and photography. Citizens of all places we visit will make their own paint - idea to leave chalk and canvas out for people to make their own art. We'll have a strong “photographic” approach, so we'll have time to appreciate all places we'll visit. Reporting on the ground including web support.
Our primary target group for audience is the local community. We want to attract citizens of all places we visit to join the event of making their own art and to record their own stories by photography. Main idea is to present these regions through art, place, international cuisine, and to create interactive encounters between visitors and artists. Artists, cultural activists, NGO partners from the selected region and local NGOs will be able to join with their presentation and make new contacts.
Spirit of Europe is a unique project co-created by its citizens, animates Europe by appealing to senses real spirit of Europe bringing together different groups of local/regional audience from places we'll visit. Spirit of Europe can motivated people in a diverse and open network in Europe and its regions. Our project goes beyond cultural, linguistic and political borders. Spirit of Europe is probably most-visited countries project than others.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
30.000 € - Customized car & Altea 4four caravan, 3.000 € - Documentation, 7.000 € - Fuel costs, 3.000 € - Food costs, 1.000 € - Promotion material, 6.000 € - Volunteer workers, team member and coordinator compensation.
Spirit of Europe is freshly developed and open for your input! Please contact us if you have suggestions, comments and further ideas for future cooperation: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mojvrbas.com All your comments, support and ideas are welcome! We'll consider each one of your initiatives! Thank you for supporting us! Center for Development projects Vrbas