Project type: multilateral youth exchanges
Project locations and data:
14 - 24 June 2019 Berlin, Germany
12 - 22 July 2019 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Total number of participants: 30
Participant fee: 50 Euro
Number of participants Roter Baum: 10
Project language: English
Participating countries: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany and Serbia
After last year's success, we will double this year's edition of our small Youth Culture Youth Exchange. Double means that we will have two projects at the same time.
The first part will take place in Berlin and the second part in Bosnia. Again we will roll through the neighbourhood, spray and tinker with our own songs. Of course we will be guests at this year's "Mellow-Jam" again and present the fruits of our work. This year we send the project on its journey and the participants along, now we will not only be active in Berlin, but also in the picturesque Banja Luka, in Bosnia. Three working groups will be created during the Youth Exchange. The "rolling team" will work on their skate skills and teach each other new tricks, which will be shown at the end as a small performance. The "music crew" dedicate themselves to their talent and create new rhythms and work together on new tracks. The "Graffiti-Crew" explores the city and conquers new surfaces, which they will design collectively and conceptually over a few days. The project will be the prelude for the "Creative August" in Banja Luka and prepares the city and its residents with a little youth culture for the eventful August.
It is mainly aimed at young people who have no experience with intercultural learning and cooperation. The activities will inspire all participants as they will have the opportunity to get to know the youth culture in other participating countries.
You don't have to say much about Berlin. Just this much: Our "main playgrounds" are the "Mellowpark" and the "Anna Landsberger - International Youth Centre". A dream team that combines hip-hop and skate culture and gives you every opportunity to let off steam. Whether beats build, texts write, Mural´s and Graffitis paint, or even on roll by the Hood to boardern, everything goes!
In Banja Luka there are of course these subcultures as well. The city is a bit smaller with 185000 inhabitants, but even there it is brought to life by skating, graffiti and music. Our local partner "Zdravo da Ste" (Hello neighbour) runs the only youth centre in the city and knows exactly where something is going on. Banja Luka will offer us some surprises, because it combines the influences of Central European and Oriental culture.