Training Course: OPEN UP: Improv for social inclusion

Location: Ukraine

Dates: 3-10 April 2019

Participating countries: Germany, Ukraine

Organizer: Society Initiatives Institute (Youth NGO)

Co-organiser(s): NICOLA (Youth NGO)

Application Form: Click here.

Deadline to apply: 14 Marc 2019

Date Of Selection: 16 March 2019

Inquiries about this training course: Anna Lepskaya @


Participation fee


Accommodation and food

Society Initiatives Institute NGO is the organiser of this training and will cover accomodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Yes, 100% of the total travel costs of foreign participants, up to the limit.

The limit for participants from Gemany is 275 Euro. The limit for participants from Ukraine is 20 Euro.

OPEN UP: Improv for social inclusion

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A Training course aimed at enhancing the understanding of equality and tolerance through art and improvisation theatre.

Social inclusion is one of the top priorities in the world’s social policy agenda in accordance with Sustainable Development Goals number 4 (Quality education), 10 (Reduced inequalities). Considering current social challenges, that exist in Europe, connected with a large number of refugees and migrants, who are coming to this region, the topic of social adaptation and inclusion has never been as relevant and actual to be learned and worked on.

For young people in any culture, during their period of development, their place in society, self-realization and acceptance by others can shape their future and play a significant role in determining whether they will be successful or not.

We believe that one way to achieve equality and tolerance is to educate society by art and one of the most exciting art forms which is open to everyone is improvisation theatre.

This innovative method of non-formal education serves a perfect example of an art form, that is suitable and open to every person, disregarding any possible obstacles, social position or profession.

The training Course was envisioned in order to properly educate youth workers on innovative tools of working with disadvantaged youth and in this way to contribute to building of inclusive society.

It will gather 30 youth workers from 10 EU and Eastern Partnership countries, to develop their competences and to equip them with creative education tools, such as improvisational theater and storytelling to tackle the issue of social exclusion of youth.

Through participation in this training course, youth workers will receive multiple benefits  ranging from learning new information, developing soft skills and building confidence and self-esteem.