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DINAMIZART

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Almedíjar


Valencian Community


Spain

When?

What?

March 2019


From 3rd

to 10th

Partnership building activity


ERASMUS+ 

DINAMIZART

Arts and Culture against youth depopulation in rural area

About us


Canopia Coop is collective and self-managed project located in Almedíjar, a small town located in the “Sierra de Espadán” Natural Park (Province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain). Its objective is to contribute to the construction of new social, economic and environmental paradigms, demonstrating that life in the countryside does not belong to the past and  can be a response to many of the problems of our time.


We believe on a resilient, sustainable and inclusive development based on participation, collective intelligence, the construction of a shared territorial vision as well as the mutualization and articulation of resources between different stakeholders. We are promoting synergies with local organizations and initiatives through dynamic networks.


In this sense, we are part of the Europimpulse Network, a collaborative space for experiences sharing and the incubation of ideas and projects. This Network aims to connect local projects and European strategies and to promote social changes from a bottom up perpective. Within the network, we have participated in several events and european projects ("Keeping Democracy Alive", Nov 2016 and "Time to (re) connect", Dec 2017 and "Cities of Today", June 2018, organized at La Surera Hostel, place of accommodation and meeting point that we manage in Almedíjar.

Why this project? 


Our territory is suffering a continuous depopulation, an aging population and a loss of basic services. This situation is mainly (but not only) explained by the lack of job opportunities for young people who have to go to the cities. Thus, between 1960 and 2017, the population of Almedíjar fell from 458 to 270 inhabitants and the school closed its doors in 2013.


As we have been able to verify through the activities developed by our cooperative (residences of artistic companies, theater and circus workshops, participation in the Trade Fair organized in Almedíjar every year, cork route ...), we are convinced that art and cultural heritage represent great vectors to reflect on our society and imagine other possible futures. Its promotion in rural areas can help to energize our villages, offer job opportunities to settle and finally make those territories more attractive for young people.

  • To share experiences about youth depopulation in rural areas; 

  • To explore art based strategies that foster youth installations in deprived areas;   

  • To impulse a European network of youth organisations working with Arts and territorial inclusion; 

  • Visiting local art based projects that contribute to rural development;  

  • Identifying common cultural strategies to foster attractiveness of deprived areas; 

  • Setting up a diagnostic and defining possible action plans to impulse young installation in Almedíjar;

  • Developing project ideas for further cooperation;

OBJECTIVES

WHAT WILL WE DO? 

PARTICIPANT

PROFILE

  • 1 project manager with experience in local development for rural and / or deprived areas; 

  • 1 youth worker with good experiences on non formal education through Art; 

DAY

PLACE

03/03

_ Sunday

Valencia Airport

04/03 _ Monday

Almedíjar

05/03

Tuesday

Torralba de Ribota

06/03

_ Wednesday

Almedíjar



Fanzara

During this week, we will stay in the village of Almedíjar (200 inhabitants) in the Sierra d'Espadán Natural Park. We will work together on identifying key factors of youth depopulation in rural areas and possible strategies to face it. We will also visit other villages where artistic projects have been set. Finally, we will show up our results to the local people during the first edition of the event FES AlmedijARTE.

PROGRAMME

07/03

_Thursday



Almedíjar

09/03

Saturday



Valencia Airport

10/03

Sunday



Almedíjar

08/03

_Thursday

ACTIVITIES

Arrival and transfert to Almedíjar

Group building, project objectives

and working methods

Visit to "Pueblos en Arte" (Villages in Art) initiative

Study case: Art development in Almedíjar

Visit to the "Unffinished museum of Urban Art"

Conclusion on study case 

Evaluation and follow Up

Presentation final results and contribution to local Art event

Transfer to the airport and departure

1

Call for participants in every country

Project Steps

2

Participants selection

3

Travelling arrangements

4

PBA preparation activities

5

PBA in Almedíjar

...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” 

—Vincent Van Gogh

6

Application for follow up activities

Nov  Dec

Jan

Apr

Mar

Feb

CONTACTS

CANOPIA COOPERATIVA Gregory DAMMAN

> [email protected]

> +34 630 564 391

EUROPIMPULSE NETWORK

Jeff ALBERGHI

> [email protected]

> +34 608 645 361