Beat Bazaar Projects will welcome 29 Youth leaders from 8 European countries to Manchester

Beat Bazaar Projects is busy preparing for the first of three Erasmus + training programmes for youth leaders. Taking place over 9 days in Old Trafford, the training programme will involve 29 youth leaders from 8 countries: Romania, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Greece, Czech Republic, Spain & UK.

The project is funded by the European Commission through Erasmus+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.

The overall aim of International Bridge Builders is to train youth leaders to raise awareness and develop positive attitudes towards cultural diversity and to gain skills in using non-formal methods of education within youth work at local, regional and international level. The training course forms the first phase of the project, which will be followed by a practice period, as well as an evaluation seminar taking place in Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania on 18-25 August 2018.

International Bridge Builders is the first of three Erasmus+ Youth training projects taking place in Manchester over the next five months, hosted by Beat Bazaar Projects. All three programmes are about celebrating cultural diversity and improving intercultural dialogue amongst youth leaders and young people.

Participants for the three Erasmus+ projects will be from 17 countries: Romania. Hungary, Italy, Lithuania. Greece, Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey, Lithuania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Serbia who will all visit Manchester in the coming months.

Beat Bazaar Projects Ltd is a small organisation based in Z Arts in Hulme, which provides music making opportunities and cultural experiences for young people and the community, increasing participation and engagement in music and the arts. Beat Bazaar Projects works with diverse communities and offers multicultural exchanges, providing intercultural dialogue in the community through music and creative expression.

Beat Bazaar Projects has recently won the Performing and fine Arts Institution of the year award at the Europia Women’s Award.

“Beat Bazaar Projects is really looking forward to welcoming youth leaders from around Europe in the next few months”