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Theatre Makes Politics#Theatre Power Politics (TMP)

Theatre Makes Politics#Theatre Power Politics (TMP)  (short description)
an Erasmus+ Youth Project 2022-2025

Main partners
-Bundesverband Theaterpädagogik e.V., (BUT), Germany (Project Coordinator)
-La Transplanisphere (LT), France
-Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr), Greece
-Ex-Quorum - Associação de Divulgação de Eventos Culturais (EQ), Portugal
-Centre for Intercultural Dialogue Association, (CID), Rebublic of North Macedonia
-Stadt Theatre Dortmund (STD), Germany 






Main areas of concerns: TMP proposes to originate a creative response on anti-democratic forces in European societies.
The consortium of partners considers it is extremely important that youth workers working with young Europeans are able to use creative tools to question how populists and extremists  try to manipulate them.

The project explores how some groups create opposition up to enemyship to other groups, be they refugeexpected es, muslims, “unbelievers”, LGBTQ+ a.s.o.

The expected  results: TMP  develops creative worktools, a handbook, an a network, in order to empower youth workers to be able to shift perspectives in their concrete work, and to help young people to find a deeper understanding of people who are “different”, overcoming prejudices and discover the pleasure of exchanging, playing and acting with people they would otherwise never meet.

The project’s objectives are:
- To empower and encourage youth workers to integrate methods into their work that will help them to address antidemocratic attitudes, such as racismnationalismintolerance, as well as religious fundamentalism in all its forms.
- To enrich the set of methods and tools available for youth work in the above fields with techniques from the field of theatre pedagogy and other performing arts.
- To create a core of youth trainers/ workers who have skills to tackle these sensitive issues in their work, and who also can act as multipliers

The project will address the 4 following issues using theatre/drama and performing arts:

  1. Far-right extremism and populism: Racism and anti-refugees' rhetoric

  2. Far-right extremism and populism: Conspiracy theories and disinformation

  3. Religious fundamentalism: Islamic fundamentalism 

  4. Christian religious dogmatism and politics

The steps:
a) 4 face-to-face Research Workshops (Paris – Montreuil France, September 2022: religious extremism, Lesvos Isl Greece, October 2022: racism, refugees, xenophobia, nationalism, Evora Portugal November 2022: Christian religious dogmatism and politicsm, Skopje, North Macedonia, January 2023: Conspiracy theories and fake news)
b) Research & Writing Groups
c) Drafting a manual
d) Presenting the manual to selected youth workers
e) Testing the methodology with Youth Groups
f) Re-writing the manual & work-tools
g) Dissemination events (local conferences)

Implementation period 1/3/2022-1/3/2025

Project ID No:  2021-2-DE04-KA220-YOU - 000049944
(Erasmus+ Cooperation partnerships in youth 2021, Round 2)


TMP in Greece

Coordination & Management: Katerina Alexiadi (Coordinantor), Vassia Kossyva

Consultant & Implementation Group: Nikos Govas, Kostis Papaioannou, Christina Zoniou, Giouli Douvou, Antonella Hira, Vassilis Klisiaris, Giorgos Bekiaris, Marios Koukounaras-Liagis, Giorgos Moschos, Babis Baltas, Nazir Nazar, Evgenia Zagoura, Anastasia Patsiou, Antigoni Tsarbopoulou, Christina Krithari

Local Associated Partners
"SIMEIO / SIGNAL" researching & confronting the far right
"PROTA 21 / InArt21" initiative for Article 12
University of the Peloponnese Greece- Theatre Studies
Trikala Youth Theatre 
Patras Youth Thetare
"SKASIARHIO" paedagogical group

Theater Makes Politics

Theatre Makes Politics (TMP)

Theatre Makes Politics (TMP)

Berlin 26-28/1/2024 Partners Meeting

Event date: 1/26/2024 12:00 AM - 1/28/2024 2:00 PM Export event

"Theatre Makes Politics # Theatre Power Politics"
 Partners Meeting 26-28/1/202

 Host: But
Particpants: Lutz, Katerina, Vassia, Hugo, Besart, Bruno, Andreas, Vincente
Project Partners organisations
-Bundesverband Theaterpädagogik e.V., (BUT) Germany (Project Coordinator), -La Transplanisphere (LT), France, -Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr), Greece, -Ex-Quorum - Associação de Divulgação de Eventos Culturais (EQ), Portugal, -Centre for Intercultural Dialoque Association (CID), Rebublic of North Macedonia, -Stadt Theatre Dortmund (STD), Germany 

Erasmus + KA220-YOU - Cooperation partnerships in youth 2022-2025



Friday 18.00 Dinner, Arriving, 


9:15 Short warm up 

9:40-10:10 Welcome, informal exchange - what is currently important for you and your organisation - brief introduction of the weekend, organisational questions, What about the schedule, do we need changes? Who ist time keeper? Who will write the minutes?

10:10-10:40 Introduction of workshop 1, “anti-refugee rhetoric..” – 20 min. presentation, followed by 10 min. questions and answers

10:40-11:10 Introduction of workshop 2 – “searching for identity…” … (same)


11.25-11:55 Introduction of workshop 3 – “Christian fundamentalism…”… (same)

12:00-12.30 Introduction of workshop 4 – “disinformation, conspiracy theories…” - … (same)


12:45 Resonances: Open exchange, first thoughts about structuring the handbook / our project result

13:30-14:45 Lunch Break

14:45 Short warm up, a game

15:00-16:00 presentation of the website (Yana), public relation in general.

16:00-17:00 working groups, two parallel hybrid (WG “disinformation…” and WG “anti-refugee rhetoric…”)


17:15-18:15 working groups, two parallel hybrid (“Christian fundamentalism” and “searching for identity…”)

18:30 Dinner

19:30 organisational questions – money issues, dates for the next zoom meetings, TPMs, conferences in Germany, Greece etc.



9:30 Short warm up, a game

9:50 Talking about the project result (handbook, videos) - elements, ideas of homogenising the structure, titles etc. hybrid with Harald Volker Sommer and others

Open process…

12:00 Break

12:15-13:00 Timetable for the pilot workshops, creation of the project result, deadlines, further questions

13:15 Lunch

14:15-15:15 open space for questions and answers, saying goodbye.


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