Global Curiosity Exchange Programme

Due to current circumstances, Global Curiosity will not be taking place on the original dates stated for 2020 (May and July). We are still happy to accept expressions of interest and hope to rearrange and communicate the new dates whenever the future becomes clearer.

Global Curiosity is a partnership between three European partners: in UK (Curious Minds), Greece (The Hellenic Theatre/Drama and Education Network -TENet-Gr) and Poland (The Malopolska Institute of Culture in Krakow). All three partners share the belief that there is a pressing need for young people to be able to think critically, behave compassionately and act democratically. We also believe that creativity and curiosity are vital to this.

Global Curiosity is a practice sharing programme, designed to increase the amount of ‘global youth work’ happening in communities across Europe, and to increase the involvement of arts and cultural venues and creative practitioners in the delivery of global youth work.

Our shared definition of ‘global youth work’ is:

“an approach that enables youth practitioners and the young people they work with to discuss and understand global issues in the context of their youth setting. It aims to encourage a critical understanding of the links between personal, local and global issues. It seeks young people’s active participation in bringing about change towards greater equity and justice”

Our objectives are:

1 - To encourage Global Curiosity between a variety of sectors. Inviting the question, "how does your sector deliver or contribute to global youth work?"
2 - To encourage Global Curiosity between three European Countries; inviting the questions: "what does global youth work look like in your country?", "how do you or could you use arts techniques to contribute to global youth work in your country?"
3 - To develop Global Curiosity in young people; inviting the question, "how can we support young people to replace assumption with curiosity and develop their citizenship, creativity and critical thinking skills?"


About this opportunity

Successful applicants will:

  • Visit each country and learn more about how Global issues are affecting children and young people.
    Eg we may visit a refugee camp in Northern Greece
  • Experience the techniques of sectors or professions that they are not familiar with,
    eg the UK’s Development Education Centres'
  • Reflect on their own beliefs, values and practice
  • Share their own understanding of and approach to global youth work
  • Experience the range of ways in which arts practitioners in other countries are also delivering global youth work through drama, dance, music, film, art and digital

Global Curiosity... a programme spanning national boundaries to encourage a spirit of enquiry, empathy and democracy amongst hundreds of young people.


Erasmus+ 2019-3-UK01-KA205-077728

Curious Minds, UK (Co-ordinator)
Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr), Greece
Malopolska Institute of Culture in Krakow, Poland


Contact in Greece:  Aglaia Naka