An overview of implemented PATOS project activities.
Within the framework of the Youth in Action program, PATOS organized cultural exchange for young people, which empowered the participants from the region (Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia) for deconstruction of ethnic prejudices and stereotypes through drama techniques, with a view of fostering tolerance and the development of friendly relations. Exchange took place in Smederevo from 28/07 until 09/08 in 2014.
With the presentation in UK Parobrod in Belgrade, on 23th of December 2013, officially was launched a new project of BAZAART and partners from Serbia. It is named ISLANDS. The aim of this project is the use of drama in education, and to encourage dialogue between stakeholders in education and empower teachers to become agents of educational reform.
The link between the „islands“ is an educational drama through which we learn about cultural sensitivity and skills.
Don’t judge a book by its cover!
Living Library is a project of the Council of Europe, which PATOS organizes during the festival PATOSoffIRANJE since 2012, supported by of the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade, Commissioner for Protection of Equality and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Serbia.
Living Library works exactly like a normal library – readers come and borrow a "book" for a limited period of time. There is only one difference: the Books in the Living Library are human beings, and the Books and readers enter into a personal dialogue. The Books in the Living Library are people representing groups frequently confronted with prejudices and stereotypes, and who are often victims of discrimination, prejudice or social exclusion. In this library, Books can not only speak, but they are also able to reply to the readers’ questions, and the Books can even ask questions and learn themselves.