Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. (JKPeV) – GERMANY
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. (JKPeV) was founded in 2004 in Dresden and is dedicated to Education, Culture and Art. We are a team of project and event managers, sociologists, youth workers, volunteers, artists, and cinematographers who wish to make Dresden and other cities in Europe better places to live, grow, create and peacefully co-exist in. Our main goal is to conceive and implement projects that have a social impact, promote diversity and inclusion, and that foster active participation and civic engagement. To achieve our goal, we carry out educational, creative and cultural activities locally and abroad which foster cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary cooperation. Through these educational activities and trainings, we aim to develop young people’s and adults’ soft and professional skills, to stimulate entrepreneurial initiative and to boost their creativity by means of non-formal learning methods. Youth work constitutes a large part of this and thus the concept of the BADU open badges helps address the issue of youth work recognition and validation. The educational fields in which we tend to concentrate include: self-development, entrepreneurship & innovation, project management, communication, urban development and youth work. In most of the educational activities and projects that we implement, we use art as a medium for active participation and cultural exchange.