Mészáros u. 10
- Democracy and community development
- Youth and education
Artemisszió Foundation has been operating since 1998 as a non-profit organization of public interest. The founders were young anthropologists who wanted to apply their theoretical knowledge and the results of their scientific research to foster social and personal development and open-minded thinking. Artemisszió Foundation is aiming to achieve its objectives through the research, promotion, education and use of the theory and practice of intercultural communication and community building. Our intercultural community is called Mira! where our members can meet and take part in events and actions aiming to foster intercultural dialogue and empowerment. Artemisszió works with 6 staff members and approximately 30 volunteers. The majority of our projects is funded by the European Union. We cooperate on a national and international level with different NGOs, educational centers (schools, universities) and stakeholders.
The goals of the Artemisszió Foundation are:
*to encourage continuous dialogue and interaction between culturally, ethnically and socially diverse groups and to foster their mutual understanding
*to support the social integration of socially and culturally disadvantaged groups
*to empower individuals and groups by using creative and artistic methods
*to develop and disseminate intercultural training courses, educational materials, and methods
*to build a strong and resilient intercultural community
The mission of the Foundation is to provide an opportunity for the widest possible section of society to take part in activities that develop competencies that strengthen relations among people, improve communication and conflict resolution skills, and contribute to the development of tolerance, mutual understanding, and cooperation. For us, it is a priority to include socially disadvantaged groups - the unemployed, people living in rural areas, the Roma and immigrants - to increase their equal opportunities and to fight social exclusion.
Our regular activities include: complex integration program for migrants (mentoring, language classes, cultural and social events), intercultural training for diverse target groups (social workers, teachers, professionals in the field of health, police, etc.), youth mobility programs, methodological trainings for youth workers and educators, school cooperations (global education workshops, competence building program, guidance, mentoring program, programs related to democracy education and media literacy etc), and projects focusing on social inclusion through arts (forum theatre, visual art, in local and international collaboration with photographers, video-artists, etc) and artivism.