Rapping for human rights

Pimp my Europe” is progressing: From the 19th to the 22nd of May, youths from Bochum, Oberhausen, Cologne, and Unna met in Weimar to continue working on the topics of Europe, Democracy, and Human Rights. In four days they created media products creatively implementing the results of their previous workshops.

A photography exhibition on the topic of human rights, a rap song written by the youths themselves and professionally recorded, including a music video – these are the forms of expression the active youths decided upon. Thus, in Weimar they wrote song texts and improved them, researched backgrounds for photographs, and learned dance choreographies. Until late in the evening, the participants rehearsed, photographed, danced, and laughed. On Sunday, they continued to the recording studio in Erfurt – and to an industrial area, which provided further locations for videos and photos.

The project continues after the meeting in Weimar. In September, the music video and photography exhibition will be presented to the public at a vernissage and release party. As a follow-up event, a European youth conference in Brussels is planned.

The events of “Pimp my Europe” take place as part of the “Structured Dialogue” of the EU Youth Strategy and are funded by the European programme erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION. This event was also co-funded by Aktion Mensch.


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