Antonis Bertos works as psychologist and coordinator for art projects in „Connect Your City“ Youth Centre in Athens that is connected with the Greek NGO IASIS. In Augsut 2020 they plan their first exchange with Germany in Saxony. What the planned youth exchange has to do with stereotypes and dancetheatre he tells us in this interview.
Agorayouth: Antonis, tell us a little bit more about the “Connect Your City Culture Youth Centre” in Athens. What are you doing there exactly?
Antonis Bertos: I work as a psychologist and specialized trainer in non-violent communication, youth and community art. Connect Your City is a service of Iasis NGO. Their operation is to provide free activities and actions for young people aged 16 to 30. Each young person can develop, design, organize and implement their own ideas while enjoying and participating in the ideas of others. There is a focus on further enhancing the idea of teamwork, collaboration, innovation and open dialogue. Through creative play and non-formal learning, the feeling of offering, responsibility, creativity, teamwork, flexibility, equality, tolerance and honesty is promoted.