Democracy and participation, Social inclusion

NO SHAME

Creators

Who is behind this?

Tea Kovše and Katja Vravnik

Zadruga ZRaven

http://www.zraven.si

Slovenia

Who is joining forces?

Koroški medgeneracijski center

http://www.kmc-ravne.si/

Slovenia


Koroški dom starostnikov

http://www.kds-dravograd.si/Slovenj-Gradec.aspx

Slovenia


Aperturia Motion Pictures

https://vimeo.com/aperturia

Slovenia


The project wiill also include individual local activists, social workers and also artists.

Idea

Idea pitch

Stop the fear! Stop our self isolation out of shame for our personal history and experience. The project is comin from idea »Osebno je posebno« = »Personal is precious« www.ojoj.blog. It is raising the awareness of the experience of forced migration, war or death, which is shared by many people. Despite such heavy personal challenges and collective traumata, people are still full of energy and love.
Let’s stop the fear, the shame and the silence! We are all important. Let’s get heard!

Where will your project idea take place?

Ravne na Koroškem, Carinthia, Slovenia.
Also in other little towns and villages in Carinthia.

What is the local challenge?

Ravne na Koroškem is a small city with 7,268 inhabitants, without highway and extremely poor train connection. So it is very isolated. Sometimes it feels as if here it is a different way of life and maybe it is. It has industrial history of coal mining and steel factory. The most of inhabitants are workers. This is very simply region, full of forest and small houses. People here are nice and shy. Always used to follow and they have a feeling of inferiority. Their opinions is never heard and also very rarely spoken.
With No shame project this needs to change. But let's start from beginning with personal approach and encourage people to first stand up for their words and speak loud.

How does your idea strengthen democracy and active citizenship at a local and community level?

In order to have active participation we need to encourage people to speak up and also to raise an awarness about their importance. Our target group is people who live in elderly homes and through them we will spread the idea of NO SHAME to their friends and relatives and even widely, when they will spread the words.
THE WISE AND RESTLESS
We call our main target group "the wise" and us "restless" and often lost without focus. But they know the world through the war, big political changes, hippy times and some of them even second world war. They need to speak about freedom, courage and also about shame and fight for the rights. It looks like we will need this knowledge more then we thought. Our times become unstable and we need to recognize and also demand our rights.

Who are you doing it for?

Our main focus is to target intergeneration audience, because we believe that future is conecting the minds of experience seniors with energetic and active youngsters. We want
people to understand different perspectives in their thinking. We believe, that if you do not understand it does not mean that this prespective does not exist. We will make it more visible and part of society with active participation. This is not just about listening and hearing, this is about acting together.

How do you plan to get there?

1. STEP
Make a plan for cooperation with people, institution or organisation in order to make this project louder and reach more people.
2. STEP
Promotion and detail organization for No shame actions. We need to research the topics that relevant and important for this time and for society.
3. STEP
Looking for participants and work with them = plan the interventions, gverillas.
4. STEP
No shame actions. Realization. Including more people. Raise the awarness. Change.
5. STEP
Make the exhibiton of precious object which represent our way of living, our goals, belief in change.
6. STEP
Documentation, webpage and post production of actions.
7. STEP
Evaluation and making the plan for continuing. Our method is based and inspired by the project Personal in Precious. More: www.ojoj.blog

What are the expected results?

1. To learn how to stand for yourself and speak up without shame.
2. No shame actions and participation. Support and acceptance without judge.
3. Short films. For remembering and not forgeting. Investment for the future without shame.
Example of a short film: https://vimeo.com/366442113

How does your initiative contribute to strengthening democracy in Europe?

Europe is not just politicians, is also us. We are just affraid, or ashamed or simply we do not know how to start. We want to breake this borders and starts to be loud and try to participate when decision are made. This can be the first step towards the active participation or even it can be very succesful, specially in the small city as Ravne na Koroškem, if we reach lots of people.

What is your story?

I’m Tea Kovše, 31 years old and in my short existence I moved from town to town 8 times. In the season 2017/18 I moved four times. First because I broke up with my boyfriend and went to live with my parents. Bad idea. I decided to move to my grandfather and ended up taking care of him, as I became his only friend and security. After a while this situation became too intense and I took a little apartment close by to have my own intimate space. During the nights I was there and during the days I was with my grandfather. In this period I found out that he was diagnosed with paranoia. It got worse and he was moved to a mental hospital, and from there to an elderly home. So suddenly I was living alone in his apartment, taking care of his things. This was in March 2017. Now, I continuing.

€ 46850,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

€ 46850,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Personnel cost 13000
Local artists and cultural workers 5500
Building and maintenance of the blog 1300
PR and marketing 4550
Graphis design and visual image 2000
Translation expenses (translation of blog to English + subtitles for videos) 3500
NO SHAME actions (3x) / 500€ per action = 1500
Video making: 700€ per video (15 videos) = 10500
Material expenses 3000
Travel and accommodation expenses 2000

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

We would like to focus on our strong point in the project – through inspiration with PERSONAL IS PRECOIUS to FUTURE WITHOUT SHAME.
Did we manage to deliver the real message of the project to you?
We would kindly ask for your precious feedback about our project.

Team

Tea

KatjaV

MojcaKamnik

dobran

Idea created on May 26, 2020
Last edit on May 27, 2020

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