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Forum 2018

For the 10th edition of the Nantes Creative Generations Forum, 51 young Nantes and European citizens and holders of innovative projects (aged 18-30) met in the city of Nantes. These young projects holders came and attended the Forum in order to present their project and actions. All these projects are driven by the idea to develop and reinforce life quality and the notion of « living together »

51 Nantes and European citizens gathered during 4 days

From among more than 100 applications received, the NCG Forum 2018 invited 26 projects : with 28 european projects and 8 projects from Nantes.

The projects presented in 2018

During 4 days, our young project holders had the possibility and opportunity to exchange and discuss about their actions and projects. In total, 15 nationalities were represented this year with almost the same number of cities : Baku, Leeds, Porto, Moscow, Tbilisi, Torun, Bucharest, Belgrade, Istanbul, etc.

The NCG network has grown bigger : since 2009, it has putted hundreds of young people from Nantes and from all around Europe together : Today this network counts with 451 participants !

Localize them directly on our European map

This year again, the NCG Forum provided to its participants a great range of activities :
Several workshops and working groups on setting up crossborder projects (at the Exhibition Centre of Nantes Métropole) but also cultural outings and city tours.

Zoom of the Thursday 25 October 2018 workshops  :
5 thematic workshops on knowledges and practical means in order to develop a project and how to communicate about it.

  • Workshop n°1 : COLLECTIVE ILAGINATION & GRAPHIC FACILITATION : How to easily explain your ideas through simple writing and drawings – Animated by  Fanny DE BARRIGUE DE MONTVALON and Margot HUSSON from the organisation HEWEL. contacts and info :
  • Workshop n°2 : CREATIVE VIDEO EDITING : How to make short creative videos with the "vidéo cagette" format – Animated by Christine ALAIMI from Nantes Métropole at the Executive management of services / division civic dialogue and evaluation
  • Workshop n°3 : STORYTELLING WITH IMPROV AND CLOWN – Animated by Anita Silva (Team Mais?)
  • Workshop n°4 : VIDEO EDITING : How to create simple videos with a phone or a camera – Animated by Alizée CUVELIER from the VLIPP association. contacts and info :
  • Workshop n°5 : COLLECTIVE ENERGY AND ARTS : how to abstract your projects and ideas – Animated by Pauline Le Gal, former participant of at the NCG Forum & Cooperation Award. contact and infos :

Time open to all Nantes citizens Thursday 25 October Evening : European Aperipitch

This year, the NGC Forum organized an event on the evening of Thursday 25 October, which was open to the public at the Lieu Unique. During almost 2 hours (5pm to 7pm), the local inhabitants of Nantes had the possibility to come and meet directly the young European and Nantes project holders over a glass and to talk over their projects and iniatives.

The project holders were wearing badges to be recognized and objects representing their projects have been placed on a table in the middle of the bar space/ Area from the Lieu Unique. The idea was thus to bring together the young project holders and the locals, in a informal and relaxed way !

NCG Cooperation Award 2017-2018 ceremony

The Forum also  allowed to present the award winning projects of the NCG Cooperation Award 2017-2018 . For this 10 th edition, 5 projects were rewarded :
- Nana !
- Foodsharing
- Dance 360 Heritage Edition
- So You Think You can Dance
- Kune / Cross Performances with Refugees

Each of the 5 laureates received NCG Cooperation award trophy at the City hall, from André SOBCZAK, Vice-president of Nantes Métropole, Deputy Mayor of Nantes in charge of European affairs.

Involvement of NCG on Tour 2018 participants

he NCG Forum also greeted the young people from Nantes who participated to NCG On Tour 2018 . During summer 2018, 4 groups went abroad to meet former NCG Forum participants to discover their projects and actions over there. They therefore visited 4 cities :
- Odessa
- Athens
- and Tbilisi.
The Forum from last October was thus an opportunity for them to share their experience and to present their own made video-report on their trip during the Friday 26 October evening at TREMPOLINO.

> A Special evening at Trempolino :
- with a concert by Philémone a local artist -
- with a DJ set
> A special evening at the City Hall of Nantes, with a concert by the band Coco Pilots -  
> City tours, with official city guides from the Voyage à Nantes organisation -
>  Radio-reports made by EURADIONANTES, videos and photos

Photos, vidéos

You can find the best photos from NCG Forum 2017 on the Facebook page of Nantes Creative Generations:


2018 NCG Video - Funny box !