CGE Erfurt e.V, together with the coordinator Youth for Exchange and Understanding International (BE) and partners Urban Foxes (BE), AKNOW (GR), Nabolagshager (NO), Plaestel (SP) and Sguardi Urbani (IT), we are the Place makers! This project is funded by the Executive Agency of the Erasmus+ program of the European Union
The purpose of the project Place Making 4 Inclusion – reviving active citizenship for reshaping the societies is to empower youth work/ trainers/ education providers and youth organisations by using the placemaking methodology and practices to ensure social inclusion of young people of diverse backgrounds in jointly shaping the local communities.
Placemaking has become influential for practitioners in numerous fields, including the arts, community development and education. In these settings, place-based initiatives often seek to improve the well-being of local communities through creative, collaborative responses to local issues. Such engagement with place can support the aims of youth work and non-formal education. Critical pedagogies of place and placemaking can be especially transformative for young people from historically and socially marginalised groups.