SHIFT, SHAPE AND SHARE: MEDITERRANEAN CULTURAL OPERATORS OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY MEET IN TUNIS
Monday, April 17, Tunis: In the framework of the Med Culture programme funded by the European Union, 24 participants from southern Mediterranean countries completed a five-day workshop targeting cultural operators in the region. These young cultural professionals have acquired skills in the field of facilitation and coaching as well as in group and individual learning and sharing to support them in their future achievements. This activity falls within a longer-term initiative which includes further workshops and the design and implementation of cultural intiatives at a regional level.
Christiane Dabdoub, Team Leader of the Med Culture Programme: "Resilience is manifested in each of these artists and cultural operators through their enthusiasm, creativity, determination and commitment within each phase of this training. There is tremendous potential for youth in this region, particularly in the cultural milieu that needs to be explored further. We aim to respond to this learning need and the desire to mark and positively change their community through their cultural projects and commitment. "
Wafa Gabsy, one of the participants of this workshop: "Today I feel better prepared to face the obstacles we are often faced with in designing, preparing and implementing our cultural projects in Tunisia. This workshop is carefully designed to meet our specific needs as it has introduced us to new methodologies and perspectives which reinforce our individual efforts to build resilience in our communities through our art. "
Sue Kay, one of the trainers: "It's a training that follows a rather specific and unique participatory methodology which could perhaps be simplified by 'learning by doing'. The participants of this workshop benefit from diverse and rich resources and experiences. Following practical, analytical and reflective exercises, they are more confident and better prepared to face the many challenges that await them. "
The second stage of this training is planned for the month of May in Rabat, it will bring together the participants of this training along with other cultural operators from the civil society who have already participated in previous Med Culture trainings, to further explore their acquired skills and collaboration.
Read more about this training: https://www.medculture.eu/action/training-of-trainers/10504