From 22nd October until 1st of November, a group od 5 participants from SFERA International,
attended to the Erasmus+ Youth Exchange “Antygone Today”, which took place in Paris and
Loches, France. It is a follow-up of an older project held in Athens, Greece, and yet
foresees two Youth Exchanges. The ending of the project was a theater play practiced during
the exchange, a theater play inspired by the Sophocle’s tragedy Antygone, performed by
the participants of the project. The theater was held in the city Chatillon Sur indre,
where the locals were able to learn more about the Erasmus+ and the given exchange.
The participants sent by 9 organizations from 9 countries (France, Greece, Italy, Austria,
Bulgaria, Macedonia, Portugal, Romania and Spain) were part of numerous activities
which included self improvement and theatre practice. Beside these activities,the program
also contained energizers and various workshops. Debates were also included which encouraged
the critical thinking of the participants on topics such as migration and how to improve
The main goals of the project were
– Promoting intercultural dialogue through non-formal education to benefit of
young people’s well being and future mobility and career perspectives;
– Stimulating youth organizations’ openness and, ultimately, youth work in
Europe through capacity building in the field of mediation and communication;
– Strengthening youngsters’ participatory attitude and competences, while exploring
The participants from different countries also had opportunity to present the
culture and food of their countreies on the intercultural night, where the locals of
the village also had opportunity to come and together with the participants to
taste different foods prepared by them and to see national dances and songs.
“Overall the project was a great experience which
taught me how to connect with new people and how to
feel free to do unknown activities such as theatre.”
said Elena, one of the participants.
Bojan who also was a leader of the group said:
“This is my fourth project with SFERA and I am looking forward to more activities, such
like this one, because it’s an opportunity where You can learn new things,
widen the perspectives, improve skills and make friends for life from all over the Europe.“
The project was funded by the European Comission and the Erasmus+ program.