Social inclusion



Who is behind this?

Tea Kovše and Katja Vravnik

Zadruga ZRaven


Who is joining forces?

Koroški medgeneracijski center


Koroški dom starostnikov


Aperturia Motion Pictures


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


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« 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 specific societal challenge faced by this region?

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.

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?

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

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:

How does your idea strengthen 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.
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.

Why is this idea important to you?

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,-

Total budget

€ 46850,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

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.






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

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