Erasmus+ JobAct® Europe Social inclusion by social arts


Third international Train the Trainer of JobAct Europe in Budapest from 15st – 19st April 2019

Successful Train the Trainer series continues in Budapest: Versatile methodology teaching in intercultural workshops.

After the first two trainings took place with great success in Turin and Paris, the series continued from 15st – 19st April 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. Again, numerous committed theatre trainers and social workers from Hungary, Italy, France and Germany came together to learn methods of social art for social inclusion.

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Second international Train the Trainer of JobAct Europe in Paris from 11st – 15st March 2019

Singing, dancing and rapping for social inclusion: second international Train-the-Trainer as a step for successful intercultural exchange

After the success of the first JobAct Europe Train the Trainer starting event in Turin, Italy, the second Train the Trainer took place in Paris, France, from 11th to 15th of March 2019. Also, this time the great engagement of all participants from France, Italy, Hungary and Germany was impressive and showed again, how creative transnational teaching and learning can be carried out.

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Train the Trainer of JobAct® Europe in Turin from 1st – 5th February, 2019

With Romeo und Juliet back to the Job market – First Train the Trainer program started with success in Turin

The first international theatre training of the four-part series “Train the Trainers” took place from 01/02 – 05/02/2019 in Turin, Italy. In 5 days participants from Italy, France, Hungary and Germany were taught methods of social art for social inclusion practically and theoretically. Read more


Transnational meeting of JobAct® Europe in Budapest on 10th & 11th November, 2018

On 10th and 11th November, 2018 the project partners from Italy, Germany, Hungary and France of the EU-funded project JobAct Europe - Social inclusion by social arts met for the third transnational meeting in Budapest.

Besides the mutual presentation of the current status of the various projects the time was used for further organization, discussion of the concept of Social Art and theatre exercises. Read more


Accelerating Change for Social Inclusion (ACSI)

Accelerating Change for Social Inclusion (ACSI) is an initiative implemented by UpSocial from Barcelona and funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Obra Social la Caixa, in collaboration with Euro Cities. Its aim is to catalyse the transfer of social innovations among European cities.

UpSocial selected several social innovations from all around the world who deal with the problem of youth unemployment and long-term unemployment. From all the candidates JobAct was also chosen. UpSocial recommended all the approaches to five cities (Barcelona, Rotterdam, Athens, Stockholm, and Lisbon). Read more

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Transnational meeting of JobAct® Europe in Paris
on 10th & 11th June, 2018

On 10th and 11th June, 2018 the various project partners from Italy, France, Hungary and Germany met up again, this time in Paris, hosted by CUTS. During these two days, 19 people from 4 different countries and 8 different organizations were able to spend a productive and insightful time together.

Besides administrative stuff, short theater practices and a discussion about the meanings of social art the partners mainly dealt with the topics “time”, “space” and “tension” within three different working groups. The partners approached the topics in a variety of ways and tried out new things like drawing and acting to achieve the goals of the meeting. It was closed with a round in which the partners discussed the achievements of the meeting and a joint evening plan. The meeting again showed the good relationship between the partners and the enjoyable working atmosphere.

Merci beaucoup to France! We look forward to the next time in Budapest.

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Transnational meeting of JobAct® Europe in Turin
on 2nd & 3rd March, 2018

On 2nd and 3rd March, 2018 the project partners of JobAct® Europe from France, Hungary, Italy and Germany met in Turin with the aim to share experiences of the project work and to start mutual learning and discussion in the transnational working groups.

Each meeting day started powerfully with a theatre training “ JobAct®in Practice” led by Projektfabrik and was followed by lively discussions, short film screenings and impressive success stories from the already conducted pilot projects:
An entire outer city district sang together in a big theatre in Budapest with 100 voices, school dropouts were led on the way to vocational training in Paris and unemployed young amateurs filled the Grand Opera in Florence and the hearts of the audience twice. The entire meeting was characterized by a friendly and open atmosphere, which is also reflected in the outcome.

We give mille grazie to the Italian team from Patchanka!

A push for social inclusion!

EU-projekt JobAct® Europe has started

Under the shared goal of strengthening the labor market position of disadvantaged groups – partners from Italy, France, Hungary and Germany came together in the EU-project JobAct® Europe.

Scientifically supported by sfs, refugees, NEETs and unemployed youths are accompanied on their way into the labor market through a combination of drama work and job training.

The Erasmus+-funded project started with a kick-off-workshop at the coordinator, the Projektfabrik Witten from October 8 – October 10 2017. That job integration could be done through acting seemed unthinkable twelve years ago, when the JobAct approach was developed by Sandra Schürmann.

Today the combination of theatre and social work is so successful, that a transmission into other European partner countries is pending. To make sure this can be done successfully regarding the different frame conditions and target group specifics, a tool set for practitioners will be developed by the sfs in the EU-project JobAct Europe. In at least eight theatre projects with people in need the approach will be tested already during the project period.

This news on TU Dortmund

Read an article about the project start in WAZ (DE: Soziale Kunst soll Europa erobern)

JobAct® Europe – social inclusion by social art

With joy we are able to announce, that our project “JobAct® Europe – social inclusion by social art” got approved within the program Erasmus+ Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, Strategic Partnerships for adult education.

October 2017 we will start a 26 months project with seven partners from four countries.

Our partners are:


Technical University Dortmund