Minority Inclusion shouldn’t be Illusion

About the project:

The main idea of the project  “Minority Inclusion shouldn’t be Illusion” is to explore and open issues, in concrete way, of involvement and inclusion of national minorities in social, political, economical, and cultural life in one society. The project aim is to explore and open questions about the process and the importance of the inclusion of national minorities, throughout activities designed in the form of training and conference. Training “Theatre for Inclusion” that will last from 15 until 18 December, 2014 and will bring together 16 participants from 8 different countries: Albania, Hungary, FYR Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Croatia. Throughout four-day intensive training course using theatre methodologies participants, guided by trainer, will have opportunity to explore different perspectives and issues of national minorities’ inclusion, gain new skills and together develop performance regarding the issue. Theatre is one of the best ways of expression because it has fast and evident transfer to reality and it is extremely powerful tool to raise important social issues, such as intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity. After intensive training, the last day of the project activity (19 December,2014) is interactive conference “Different Models for Inclusion”. This conference aims to bring together individuals and organizations form different segments of society to mutually contribute to understanding, learning and improving situation of national minorities. Conference will open the performance that participants created during the training on the topic of national minorities’ inclusion. Project is funded by Central European Initiative and Ministry of Culture and Information of Republic of Serbia.

Methodology in the project will be based on the non-formal education, diverse theatre methods, team building, simulations, working groups, evaluation session and performance. Activities will be implemented through different workshops, and the final performance will be shown to the public on the opening of the Conference.


  • to open questions of rights and obligations of national minorities and their integration, through

different models and segments that are part of a society – using theatre methodology and open dialogue

  • to train young professionals, using non-formal education and theatre, so they can gain new tools and acquire new skills that they can use in their further work
  • to foster regional cultural cooperation and artistic creative process which will enable closer and more direct cultural exchange and learning
  • to get to know each other, so that we can better understand and continue to act together in society
  • to foster open dialogue for future local and regional collaboration and development


We are looking for 16 participants from: Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia (Italy. Greece, Montenegro can be considered).

Participants profile

Social engaged artists, performers, trainers, activists:

  • experienced in social theatre methodology
  • artists -performers
  • working, or interested in working, with inclusion or minorities issues
  • having a true interest in the subject
  • interested in new methodologies
  • focus and determinate
  • open to diversity
  • able to use English as a working language
  • be prepared for intensive training

Participant has to be present, focused and dedicated whole time during the project. Participant will be given opportunity not only to actively be engaged to the process of performance making, but also to perform at the opening of the Conference which will gather cultural, social and political individuals and organizations from Serbia and region.

Financial aspects:

Accommodation, food, venue, travel costs and logistics are in charge and covered by organizers/REACH. Selected participants will have to pay a participation fee of 30 €.


Please do find attached application form, fill it and send it to

Application deadline is 08th November, 2014. Announcement of the results will be until 15th November, 2014.


About REACH:

Regional Endeavor for Art Culture and Health – REACH is cultural platform created at the end of 2008, focusing on projects in the fields of art, culture and health with youth as its main target group. The main aim of REACH is creating, organizing and delivering trainings, workshops, cultural and artistic projects in cooperation with other individuals, organizations, companies, institutions and non-formal groups. REACH mission is promotion of civil society values and fostering individual, cultural and civil society development through arts and creative expression on local, regional and international level. Since 2011 REACH is member organization of FIRESTARTER* Network connected to theater and performance that work in the social field. Check out our website and Facebook page


Jelena Jezdovic, REACH Project manager, , +381642218387

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