PERFECT: European School-based Cultural Production Festival

PERFECT: European School-based Cultural Production Festival

The European School-based Cultural Production Festival achieved remarkable success on Thursday 29th February 2024. The multicultural and youth-centered event took place in Sanremo at the Cinema Teatro Centrale Tabarin from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm. 

The multiplier event was organised by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (Sanremo, Italy) in the framework of the ERASMUS+ project PERFECT – “PERForming and Sharing of Local Histories ProjECT”. The project (2021 – 2024) represents a unique opportunity for the students of the school involved and for local communities to explore and share their own stories and cultural heritage. The main objective of the project is the promotion of an innovative approach to multiculturalism in the context of secondary education, pursued by proposing an approach based on collaborative cultural production and intercultural exchange among young people. The final goal is therefore the development of key transversal skills such as awareness and interculturality, active citizenship, multilingualism, digital skills, entrepreneurship and sociality. During the initiative, the five european schools partner of the project, coming from four European countries (Austria, Malta, Romania, Italy) staged original artistic performances including theatrical, dance and musical performances. The creation of these cultural products included several phases of research in the fields of history, literature, art history, music, performing arts and digital skills, all conducted by students in their respective countries. 

Each of the representations focused on the story of one or more key historical figures for the cultural development of his/her society, in a context of sharing, learning and enhancement of existing cultural diversity. Meeting on stage all together was a memorable and sharing moment for all participants, including the students who performed. During the event, students coming from different European countries had the opportunity to connect, which allowed them to  get insights on other cultures, identifying differences and similarities.

The PERFECT project is coordinated by the Istituto Comprensivo G. Lucatelli of Tolentino (Italy) in collaboration with the nearby IIS F. Filelfo (Italy), the International Institute of Humanitarian Law of Sanremo, the non-governmental organization Innovate4Future (Romania), the Centrul pentru Solutii Educationale Avansate – Colegiul National Sfantul Sava (Romania), the Stichting International Parents Alliance – IPA (Netherlands), the Organising Bureau of European School Student Union (Belgium), the Ministry of Education of Malta, the Borg Dreierschützengasse of Graz (Austria) and the Fondation des Régions Européennes pour la Recherche, l’Education, et la Formation, a network of European regions based in Lyon.   

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