IYOUME was a youth exchange funded by Erasmus+ and which focuses on human trafficking, which is now a global problem affecting many young people across Europe, as the main topic of its discourse and activities. The activity took place in Marsaxlokk, Malta from 23rd of June 2018 until 01st of July 2018.
On the project, there was participants from nine countries (Malta, Macedonia, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Romania and Lithuania).
Valletta was hosting events as the Capital of Culture for 2018, hence the project was developing the young participants to perform on a bigger stage and use their creativity to engage the public and raise their awareness on the issue. We develop the youths in song writing skills, arranging music, performance and choreography. The youth were performing at the Code Red anti-trafficking concert, which was held under the Valletta 2018 flagship that was also given them hands on experience in practical and logistical planning of events.
Through this project, CCIF was empowering youth to combat human trafficking through creative and innovative tools. Therefore, CCIF Malta was taking this unusual window of opportunity availed to Malta to raise awareness on human trafficking with youth as the main actors through.
SFERA Macedonia send a team of six people that represent the country with creative musicians like a guitar player, drum player, two vocals and flute artist. During our participation, the team was involved in all stages of the project, which includes active working on the concert that was planned, preparation, rehearsals, creative workshops, intercultural nights and outdoor activities.
The artists which took part in the process were very happy and broth additional values to the concert from their knowledge and talents.
All of use gain a lot of experience, new friendship, new ideas and skills about the topic that was theoretically explained during the project.