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At this site, we like to give you a short overview, about our ideas on the technics and methods of sociocultural animation, streetanimation, empowerment, participation, interculturality, streetwork and networks! We also like to have an exchange of concepts, games and literature for animation!

So if you have some good ideas or experiences, you can contact us!

Don´t mind to give us your ideas and questions on this technics and methods!

ENOA : 4, rue de la Chesnaie, 35250 Saint Sulpice la Foret, France


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At this site, we like to give you a short overview, about our ideas on the technics and methods of sociocultural animation, streetanimation, empowerment, participation, interculturality, streetwork and networks! We also like to have an exchange of concepts, games and literature for animation! So if you have some good ideas or experiences, you can join us at the MESSAGEBOARD! Don´t mind to give us your ideas and questions on this technics and methods!

l Sociocultural Animation l Street Animation l Empowerment
l Participation l Interculturality l Streetwork l Network

  l Sociocultural Animation

Socio-cultural Animation has its seeds in France and is a concept of working in many (mainly south-) European countries. Animation is directed to the artistic, intellectual, social, practical and physical skills of individuals. The aim of animation is to encourage and empower individuals and groups (i.g. inhabitants) and to discover and unfold potentials that are latent existent. Animation networks individuals and groups to carry out projects and to share decisions. Under a socio-political perspective animation is a democracy-promoting method, which tries to support participation in all life contexts. At the same time, animation presents /shows democracy by acting transparently, by assuming the needs of the people and by promoting a fair conflict resolution, that the life in the community gains quality. Under a individualistic perspective animation aims to a suggestive use of leisure time, the increase of quality of life through projects and activities.

The character of animation: The practise and activities of animation refer to the social and cultural life and interests of individuals (artistic, intellectual, social, practical and physical). The practise of animation is voluntary, open for all individuals and does not presuppose a special level one have to receive and is not obtained to reach a qualification or diploma. Animation is principally practised in a group and usually done by a professional animator with a special education.

  l Street Animation
Basically anything can be street animation. The end result of animation should be social change.
The process is to enable the individual and through them the community to value themselves for who they are and the skills that they possess.
With the individuals we can create an inventory of skills that can then be pooled together with other individuals to raise awareness of the groups skills.
Through these inventories and awareness raising there could be a realisation of projects, activities and movements that come from the people themselves.

  l Empowerment
Animation is a tool of empowerment. Empowerment is based on the following idea: through active participation people undertake responsibility for and take control over their own life. This can lead to the mobilization of own strength, which will make the gain of more self-control and self-confidence possible. In this way there can be an activation of resources (skills, decisions) and of participation in social life.

  l Participation
Participation signifies the partaking in socio-cultural life and the development of cultural exchange.
Participation facilitates the communication and cooperation between the people in a community.
Participation is the attempt to facilitate the sharing of resources.
Participation minimizes social distance, equalises rights and helps to overcome powerlessness and apathy.
Participation is the device to integration.
The aim of participation is emancipation and real (not just formal) democratisation.
The consequence of participation is emancipating learning-processes and socialization for liberation.

  l Interculturality
The international meetings and seminars of enoa are a possibility for cultural exchanges and an important moment for growing together and create a new dimension in animation and streetwork. According to our mission, enoa´s aim is to advance the intercultural competences, this means the ability to deal with different modes of living and habits, to consider the own way of thinking and to develop respect for other liveforms. Through its work, enoa will give the chance to exchange live experiences, to learn about yourself and about others and to test your own tolerance limits.

  l Network
Our network gives us the possibiltiy - for the "regrouping" of recources (professionals and volunteers, organisations, competences, informations, knowledges, experiences, finances...). - for building collective projects, to defend values, to promote intercultural learning, to change the society by being on the field and to create real partnerships, without a formal hirarchy. - to link theory and practice for training, reporting and working on the field. - to maintain contacts between our organisation for having intercultural meetings all over Europe. - to be prepared in many fields and having the possibilities to work with other organizations in every level of every type. - for being strong together and realize our aims. - for being a referent in Europe for concrete actions.

  l Streetwork
Streetwork is a method giving us the possibility to bring back public spaces to the public, to give chances for social participation and interaction, and to give the institutionalized art back to the streets and bring people and neighbours in this way together. Streetwork is an interactive method to transfer the common ground into a common home.

15.03.2007. 23:07

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