Il progetto COFA
Community Organising For All
developing inclusive approaches for Community Organising
Project leader: Giolli coop (Italy)
BOB, zavod za izobrazevanje in kulturne dejavnosti, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Centar za kazaliste potlacenih-POKAZ (Croatia)
EFA London, London (United Kingdom)
Period: from 1st October 2022 to 31 July 2025 (34 months)
COFA aims to support Adult educators to use Community organising with participatory approaches to make their practice more democratic, more inclusive and better able to connect with linguistically diverse communities of migrants and refugees.
The project aims to transform Community organising through the addition of Legislative-Theatre and Newspaper-Theatre from Theatre of the Oppressed, multilingual and participatory pedagogy and Participatory Video.
COFA will organise three trainings, one in Community organising, a second in Newspaper-Theatre with Participatory Video
and a third in Legislative-Theatre and its potential for Community organising. We will also develop 5 Project Results: a podcast and article about Community organising, a website to support participatory and multilingual facilitation, a Newspaper-Theatre tool-kit, a handbook of Legislative-Theatre best practice and a Guide to start a Participatory Video process.
Results and other outcomes expected:
Through training, research leading to 5 relevant Project Results and dissemination through a series of multiplier events in each of the partner countries COFA intends to support Adult educators and Community organisers to introduce new methods that will help them be more effective teachers and organisers, especially with migrant communities. The ultimate outcome will be that migrant communities benefit from the more inclusive and more effective community organising