The “European Citizen Campus” (ECC) will be carried out by 10 universities and student service organisations, from six different countries that all possess a long-term expertise in the promotion of student cultural activities. It highlights the vital role of these organisations in the development of a European identity amongst young people by fostering student art projects.
EEC starts a creative process on different vision(s) of the European citizenship concept seen by student eyes with the purpose to stimulate debate on this issue with the wider audience. The project core is the establishment of an international art mobility and exchange programme that will give 144 students from different academic disciplines and 12 professional artists the opportunity to visualize their approach to European citizenship.
The creative work will be carried out in trans-disciplinary laboratories that will be set up at university sites in Belgium, France, Germany Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal. Each laboratory is composed of four students from each consortium country and lead by two internationally renowned artists from two different art genres. The laboratories are dedicated to thematic variations of citizenship, namely identity, roots, home, freedom, conflict and dialogue. The works of art will be presented at local/regional exhibitions in the involved countries as well as at a main European exposition that will be shown at the occasion of the final dissemination conference in Brussels.
In total, more than 50 performed artistic works will be circulated. The creation of a Europe-wide network of student art support organizations will come about as a natural effect of the joint work of project implementation. Crucial for the dissemination of project results are the European umbrella organisations “European Council for Student Affairs”, ”European Student Union” and “University Network of European Capitals of Culture” which are officially supporting the project.