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Balkan Route 2017

Thousands of refugees walk the Balkan Route, traveling from Greece, through Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia, in the hopes of getting refuge in the European Union. Many are still stuck there.

In May, two of our performers, Clay Mazing and Sabine Choucair will also travel that route, on a very special project. The Route to Connect project is organized by Service Civil International, who have graciously invited CWB to travel with them.

CWB will jump on board to spread joy and laughter while the SCI team is collecting stories and connecting with refugees on a different level.

The goal of the project is to raise awareness about the conditions of refugees and give visibility to associations run by refugees.

The context of the project

A Route To Connect is a project of SCI supported by European Youth Foundation focused on spreading awareness about the refugee situation in the Balkan route, giving a voice to the stories of refugees and empowering youngsters to take action. The project is part of the Building Bridges campaign. The main activities of the project are an inspirational preparatory seminar in Spain, a field trip to the Balkans and local follow up events around Europe until the end of 2017. The aim of the project is to build bridges between European society and refugees, as to promote a more inclusive and peaceful society.

Objectives

A Route To Connect aims at:

  • raising awareness about the conditions of refugees
  • spreading and disseminating stories of refugees
  • activating and empowering youngsters
  • giving visibility to local associations and actions run by refugees
  • reaching various components of European society with a realistic image of refugees
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