The project “Diversity Calls 4 Creativity” was a multilateral youth exchange that gathered 32 youngsters from Sibiu (Romania), Tallinn (Estonia), Krakow (Poland) and Napoli (Italy) in Sibiu, and the surroundings for a 7 day activity on anti-discrimination against minorities and immigrants. The main objective of the project is to tackle the problems and misconceptions about minorities and immigrants in the participants' countries and to foster understanding and awareness for the 32 youngsters by offering them a platform to become active and promote their own message against discrimination. The method used to create a message was rather unique and as far as we know a premier in Romania. AEGEE Sibiu has decided to take up this challenge and find an innovative approach to making the objectives of the project achievable and giving the project themes a different, more personal impact. Tabletop Moviemaking is a new method, a mixture of simple puppet based animation with digital video shooting. It allowed the participants to acquire basic technical skills (camera work, trimming and sequencing), but also a wide range of soft skills such as teamwork, positive arguing, debating, negotiating, defending an idea, accepting other people's ideas, as well as artistic skills, creative writing and dramatic reading skills. The participants were able to start their own projects, and hopefully in the future they will be able to make other tabletop movies on different subjects, as well as disseminate their knowledge in their community and within future youth projects. After a series of workshops, round tables, a study visit and research activities, the participants had the necessary tools as well as the technical, artistic and soft skills in order to shoot their own tabletop movies, advocating against discrimination of immigrants and minorities.
(Der vorstehende Text gibt die von den Projektträgern selbst erstellte Zusammenfassung ihres Wettbewerbsbeitrags zum Europäischen Jugendkarlspreis 2010 wieder.)