No-one should sleep on the street! - complex awareness-raising campaigns on homelessness in V4 countries

About the project

The main objective of the project is to decrease prejudice and intolerance against people experiencing homelessness and housing poverty in the Visegrad countries through complex awareness-raising activities, in order to enhance social inclusion of homeless people.

A main principle of the project is implementation of the activities should involve homeless experts of experience in each country, so that other groups os society can gain direct and authe

ntic experience about homelessness from homeless people themselves. Participation also empowers homeless people.

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We primarily aim to target secondary school students and young adults with the activities.

Specific goals of our project are the following:

  • Through 4 partner meetings and site visits partner organization will get to know awareness-raising programs of each-other and similar organizations in the region.
  • Partner organizations will perform altogether 8 theatre plays, 9 awareness-raising local actions in Visegrad countries in order to directly reach and raise awareness of diverse groups of society towards homelessness.
  • The final event of the project will be held in Bratislava where homeless theatre plays and other activities of partners will be presented to a wide audience.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

About our partnership

divadlo bez domova logo vagott Divaldo Bez Domova’s (‘Theatre with No Home’) main mission is to work with marginalized communities of citizens in an unconventional creative form using the means of theatre, performing arts, dance or singing. The organization was founded in 2006 in Bratislava, Slovakia and it provides a platform for presenting social topics that are being overlooked in the commercial artistic sphere. It combines the artistic with the social in order to help tear down stereotypes that marginalized communities face in society. The community of actors and actresses is made up of people without home, physically disabled, people from socially underprivileged communities, social workers, theatre artists and anyone who is interested in theatre. The experience in co-creation with homeless people in art projects and organizing festivals is essential in the project.

MenhelyAlapitvany logo The project is coordinated by the Menhely Alapítvány (Shelter Foundation). Founded in 1989 in Budapest, the Foundation is an independent, secular organization that works to change the situation of homeless persons and families in Budapest, and also a member of the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA). Menhely aims to help homeless persons with a wide range of social services. It also puts a special emphasis on social awareness-raising of mainstream society and also empowering people experiencing homelessness. It publishes the street paper ‘Fedél Nélkül’ (Without Roof) and organizes the social awareness-raising programs, called ‘First-Hand About Homelessness’. These programs include the Irregular Class Discussions for high school students, interactive theatre performances titled WITHOUT TITLE – homeless – adventure – game: interactive theatre play, EKH club and training for homeless experts by experience, City Walks, Living Library and Community Dinners.
novyprostor The 20-year-old Novy Prostor (‘New Space’) – based in Prague – is a street paper sold by homeless people and people in need in 7 cities in the Czech Republic with circulation of 14.000 copies every two weeks. They work with 120 vendors across the country. Novy Prostor is a member of the International Network of Street-Papers. They have various experience in creative and artistic work with vendors such as homeless theatre, training workshops, contribution to the street paper etc. Novy Prostor is an expert in linking homeless people and mainstream society and in providing a dissemination interface through the street paper.
logo tpba kg Towarzystwo Pomocy im. Sw. Brata Alberta Kolo Gdanskie (’St. Brother Albert’s Aid Society’) in Gdansk, Poland is an independent NGO that helps the homeless people in Pomeranian Region. It is the biggest and the oldest homeless institution in the city of Gdansk since 1989. It aims to enhance social inclusion of excluded people. They put a strong emphasis on labour market re-integration of homeless people and organize several social and cultural workshops, provide accommodation, social assistance, street care units, reintegration centre for unemployed, run social enterprise, do research, run social campaigns, publish reports etc. They are a member of FEANTSA and have been taking part in international projects for 15 years. Their wide range of activities and vast experiences enrich the partnership and the quality of the outcomes.

 

Our activities during the project:

Date / Period
  Activity  Organiser
Place
10.2019.-31.12.2020  -  EKH training for experts of experience - mothly 1 meeting    HU  -  Budapest
03.11.2019  -  Cím Nélkül - theatre play   HU  -  Budapest
3-6.11.2019  -  1st international partner meeting   HU  -  Budapest
12.2019-11.2020  -  3 awareness-raising local actions   HU  -  Budapest
12.2019-11.2020  -  3 awareness-raising local actions   SK  -  Bratislava
12.2019-11.2020  -  3 awareness-raising local actions   CZ  -  Prague
12.2019-11.2020  -  3 awareness-raising local actions   PL  -  Gdansk
15.12.2019  -  Cím Nélkül - theatre play   HU  -  Budapest
15.01.2020  -  Cím Nélkül - theatre play   HU  -  Budapest
29.01.2020  -  theatre play   SK  -  Bratislava
15.02.2020  -  Cím Nélkül theatre play   HU  -  Budapest
26.02.2020  -  theatre play   SK  -  Bratislava
15-18.03.2020  -  2nd international partner meeting   CZ  -  Prague
29.04.2020  -  theatre play   SK  -  Bratislava
14-17.06.2020  -  3rd international partner meeting   HU  -  Gdansk
08.2020-30.11.2020  -  social media promotion   HU    
25-28.11.2020  -  4th international partner meeting - Error Festival   SK  -  Bratislava
28.11.2020  -  Cím Nélkül - theatre play   HU  -  Bratislava

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