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⭐ INCLUSION IS BEING ASKED TO DANCE booklet is now published!

Updated: Mar 17

We at INEDNET and EYP are thrilled to announce that the booklet created within the scope of “Inclusion is being asked to Dance!” international youth exchange is now published. 

The booklet was made thanks to the participation and active contribution of 30 young people from Germany, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, and Armenia to the topics of exploring diversity and inclusion through traditional folk dances.

This tool is intended primarily for 

  • youth workers, 

  • trainers, 

  • young leaders, 

  • dance teachers, 

  • people working with vulnerable groups, as well as 

  • anyone interested in educating diversity and inclusion through traditional folk dances.

It is worth noting that the tool has been developed based on the interactions and active contributions from participants through all of the 4 stages of the project - preparations, youth exchange, follow-up actions and evaluation.

INCLUSION IS BEING ASKED TO DANCE booklet promises to become a handy tool in your daily work with young people, as it offers the following benefits:

Detailed Information on each participating country’s folk dances, including the history, background, explanation of movements and the inclusive elements of each dance (8 unique dances from 5 different countries).

✦ For each dance, there are structured Original Video Tutorials in English created by the participants during the youth exchange, with visual explanations of movements and a group showcase of the dance under music.

✦ A Chart of Inclusive Elements found in traditional folk dances, developed as a result of daily group brainstormings and discussions during the youth exchange on the dances that were taught. Consisting of at least 22 unique elements that demonstrate inclusion through traditional dances, the charts allow to observe and compare the similarities, differences and ties between the dances of diverse cultures.

✦ A Step-by-Step Guide on how to use traditional folk dances in the educational context as a tool for diversity and inclusion, based on our hands-on experience and observations.

Extra: videos created by the participants of the youth exchange that reflect how dances can help overcome exclusion and discrimination (xenophobia, sexism, racism, etc.).

The development of the tool was possible thanks to European Youth Press in partnership with Infinity Greece, Bulgarian Youth Forum, Scambieuropei and INEDNET.

We believe that this booklet will be easy and fun for you to use and will serve as a valuable and practical tool for promoting diversity and inclusion.

We are open to your feedback and the best practices of its usage throughout your work. Feel free to share that with us!!!

🔗 Link to the booklet:

Note: Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Co-Authors: Diana Yeghiazaryan, Anna Jotyan

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