One Europe, One Caucasus

Unique festival plays together with creative education, international art initiatives, social inclusion and working with migrants and refugees

Civic Engagement, Culture, Education, Europe, Migration & Refugees
Ongoing

Duration

October 2019 –
December 2021

The 27-month project “One Europe One Caucasus” represents the synergy of all partners (from Austria, Georgia, Poland and Portugal) experience in work with migrants and refugees, creative education, projects aimed at social inclusion and international art initatives with the unique festival and program called “One Caucasus” which is implemented in borderland of non-EU country Georgia, but the same time is authentic laboratory for realizing European values. „One Caucasus” is not only a festival but also a long-term borderland program. Together with local communities we organize workshops for youth from Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. We focus on creating and running interdisciplinary workshops oriented on the learning-by-doing method. Our educators and local communities are creating new educational initiatives across the Kvemo-Kartli region.

“For me it was a formative moment when I understood that the festival is more than a music festival – and also more than a peace project that brings people together. It is also a form of development cooperation.”

Alice Scridon,
Project Manager

One Caucasus Program and Festival (Action Module 1)

In this module we will use a unique space (that brings together youth from Caucasus – across the conflict lines – and beyond) for developing new international, interdisciplinary art and educational initiatives in Kvemo-Kartli, most multiethnic region of Georgia (in the borderland of Armenia and Azerbaijan). The module will consist of two editions of an international festival of a new format (free-access, participant-oriented, multi-actor festival with participatory architecture initatives) and a long-term education program led by teams of artists and educators.

Countries involved:

Austria
Georgia
Poland
Portugal

“At the festival, for example, the water supply was always a problem. But of course the village is also affected by this in other ways. By solving the problem for the festival, the whole village benefits.”

Alice Scridon,
Project Manager

Projektbild Gemeinschaft über Grenzen Hinweg Beim One Caucasus Festival

Internationale Inter3Labs
(Action module 2)

Interdisciplinary research-based initiatives where artists and experts will work together with particular social groups at risk of social exclusion (with special focus on migrants and refugees) will be organized in Poland, Austria and Portugal.

“For example, there are media workshops on how to link education with film. I like this combination of art and culture with educational aspects.”

Alice Scridon,
Project Manager

Multimedia & Follow-Up
(Aktionsmodul 3)

This included creating and promoting 5 documentary films (presenting two editions of One Caucasus Program and Festival and 3 Inter3Labs) and 5 educational animations (presenting know-how used and practiced in framework of the project in format of attractive and accessible step-by-step animations for artists, educators, architects, local governments and musicians

01 Kind Auf Der Bühne Beim Völkerverbindenden Festival One Caucasus
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

More info

Everything worth knowing about the festival and how to get involved can be found on the “One Caucasus” website

Contact

If you have any questions or requests in connection with this project, please contact us:

Alice

Alice Scridon

Projektmanagerin

Related:

Caucasus Cultural Initiative Network
Caucult
Förderung der Anerkennung für die kulturelle Vielfalt und Diversität im Kaukasus durch Kunst- und Kulturinitiativen
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