In the period from 20 to 25 August, the Center for Education and Gathering Jajce COD was part of the Erasmus + project called “be smART”. The project was held in Slovenia in coordination with the organization ASPIRA – Institute for Youth Development, which operates locally and internationally, and covers the fields of informatics, programming, education, art, filmmaking and visual arts.
The program was attended by young people from Spain, Romania, Greece, Italy, Northern Macedonia, Turkey, Portugal, Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, and two organizations from Lithuania and Slovenia. The team of Bosnia and Herzegovina was represented by our organization, which included volunteers Ajla Kurić and Leona Bilić, who on this occasion presented their country, but also gained vast experience and knowledge that they will be able to pass on in their activities.
Project “be smART!” is a training for youth workers, dedicated to the development and strengthening of visual-spatial and imaginative-creative intelligences with the help of 5 techniques and methods of art (drawing, painting, collage, architecture and sculpture) in young people.
One of the goals of the project was to raise awareness of multi-intelligence, put a young person in the forefront, adapt their methods and ways of working, strengthen their weaker intelligence and support the development of their strong intelligence. Also, the purpose of the project was to train youth workers to use these methods in working with young people and thus influence their development, and consequently the development of society.
In addition to the workshops that were an integral part of the program, young people had the opportunity to travel and get to know the beauties of Slovenia.