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Here are projects that have been showcased during the NCG Forums since 2009. Culture, social inclusion, environment, solidarity, media..., they all have on thing in common: the aim to strengthen the notion of citizenship and "living together".

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UITtesters

The participants aged from 12 to 16 years will get the chance to develop their video skills by exploring and trying out the cultural and social life in their own city, and making video reports about it. Their work will be then collected and displayed on internet, so that peers and other interested parties get an overall picture of cultural and leisure activities in their city. Helped by a mentor, the youngsters will learn how to use a camera, do interviews, and so on.

Shauni, Barbara / Ghent

Minorities around the world

A network formed by students from several European countries to produce and publish studies to raise awareness of cultural and linguistic minorities which are threatened with extinction.

Mariya and Agnija / Brussels

Big Window Walk

The Big Window Walk is a drawing art project initiated in Ghent. Together with local artists, Britt Raes draws on the windows of houses and shops. It is a form of street art that can be enjoyed from the inside and the outside. The goal of the project is to create a Big Window Walk, through different cities and countries and in that way unite the local citizens and international artists.

Britt, Jana / Ghent

Rose + EXI(S)T

The project aims to start by a theatrical poetic proposition and bring the audience to think and to express itself on the concept of commitment. The show "Rose" describes the evolution of two characters in search of reality, facing the immersion in today’s society. After the show, the audience moves to a different place, a place for discussion and animation, aiming to offer the audience concrete means of interpellation, thinking, meeting, expression, commitment.

Sacha / Liège

Relaas

Relaas is an organization which celebrates the art of storytelling by hosting a monthly storytelling night where performers share their authentic stories. It is a project of Na Ons De Zondvloed, a bunch of friends that intends to create new media art together with young media talents. Relaas wants to engage performers and audience in a shared emotional experience via the art of storytelling and sharing stories online via podcast. Each month, Relaas hosts a storytelling night. The stories told that evening are recorded and turned into a podcast that they share online for free. 

Timon, Dieter / Gand 

ExchangeAbility

This long−term project of Erasmus Student Network (ESN) was initiated by a group of few young people in 2009/2010 and it was developed to increase the participation of students with disabilities in mobility, and make Erasmus Student Network an accessible organization. A sub-part of ExchangeAbility Project, Mapability, aims to create a map about the accessibility and services of European Higher Education Institutions for students with disabilities, in order to provide them with practical information to be more confident about participating in study mobility programs.

Joanna (Poland, Cracow), Karólína (Iceland, Reykjavik) / Brussels

Student Kick-Off

Student Kick-Off is the non-profit organization located in Gent. This organization is responsible for the opening festival at the beginning of the academic year. It was founded in 2006 by a group of student leaders.  This large festival is completely organized by student volunteers. Student Kick-Off is “for students, by students” and it lets students experience the organization of such a big festival. It is meant to be a training institution for all students who want to learn more.

Jan, Jochen / Ghent

Salt, Pepper and Kapow

Kapow is an association that invites artists from all over the world to collaborate and create new projects. The aim is to build a bridge between art, culture and cuisine. The project invites international artists to gather several original works and create a collective intercultural book.

Vincent, Julie / Ghent

Woodrock Festival

Be ecofriendly by listhening to music during a 3 day-long music festival in Ghent (Belgium): The Woodrock Festival  promotes the respect of nature, environment and even won the Most-Substainable-Festival Award. Furthermore, thanks to specific outdoor installations, the Woodrock Festival greets disabled people and ensure them a brand new experience.

Bjarne, Martijn / Ghent