|Project title||“My country”|
|Thematic area||Youth and children issues|
|Name of the organization||Küklopsz Association of Art and Film|
|Postal address||1077 Budapest, Jósika utca 29. 2/18.|
|Project manager||Horkai Tamás|
|Project timeframe||March 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||1,731 €|
Hungarian people do not speak up for their own interest and future – that was the problem that the project promoter wanted to reflect. The aim of the project was to draw attention to the importance of public participation of youth especially in the fields of advocacy and self-organization.
Playful drama workshops and reader theatrical events were elaborated which attracted the attention of youth. Participating youngsters could choose from three, Hungarian historical topics: Revolution and war of independence of 1848; Revolution of 1956 and the regime change in 1989. In groups the participants had to advocate and in order to do that they were enforced to express themselves in different situations. These workshops gave platform and the possibility for youth to make their own opinion about the topics, and they could influence the talks with their comments.
A short video was made after the project which popularizes the project among university and college students. The project promoter expected more participants during the project, but they are not disappointed as some of the former participants became volunteers at the association. Moreover, the elaborated workshops and reader theatrical events are going on.