Theatre - rehearsal of successful integration into job market
In this project two kinds of organizations from 4 countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Iceland) will meet: the ones, which have experience in using theatrical methods and those working with socially vulnerable unemployed persons.
Two theatre methods are chosen for the project: Forum theatre and Rainbow of Desire. Forum theatre is aimed at strengthening social skills, learning to deal with difficult social situations, being assertive and as well staying attentive and empathetic to others. Rainbow of Desire is designed to enhance psychological abilities to reach goals, have positive attitudes, trust in oneself.
Specialists of theatre and employment together will create methodological material, practical easy-to-use tool which will reflect how theatre methods can help unemployed persons to develop their social and personal skills, needed to integrate successfully into job market. Participants will analyze situation of unemployment in each participating country, decide on 10 most important themes (main difficulties and challenges for unemployed people), learn to use theatre methods in their work and test them in experimental work with the target group (socially vulnerable unemployed persons).
Expected themes should include self presentation skills, effective communication with potential employer, etc. Coordinators will gather all the experience of partners and publish methodological material, which will present comparative analysis of situation, theoretical background of methods used and comprehensive description, plan of work, methods and examples for each of 10 themes. It will be presented in final conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, where specialists of employment, education, social work and potential employers will be invited. Vilniuje, kur dalyvavo visų šalių partneriai.