Twoplustwo has been home to many various initiatives over the years – mainly focused on youth work and youth empowerment, self-development, mobility activities, training courses and youth exchanges, support for the inclusion of migrants, community-building, volunteering programs and much more. Since 2009, we have been able to host events and provide opportunities for young people within the wide spectrum of the creative field and cultural industries.
We have always focused our attention on marginalized areas such as peripheries and suburbs, looking at them as blank canvas to be filled in with new initiatives and projects addressing the ever-emerging needs of young people. As we go through, it is important for us to become a reference point for young generations and reinforce the social circles around them.
Our aim is to make young people aware of their potential and give space to the exploration of one’s abilities and skills. Over the years, we have contributed to the creation of international networks supporting capacity-building activities with European and also third country partners.
What tools are available to engage and build a community? How can arts and education tackle the issues of cultural and educational poverty of the area? To us these are pressing issues that must be addressed and that’s what we are doing.
Previous experiences encouraged towards seeking new collaborations and innovative approaches as we believe the merging of experiences can be beneficial for our own growth and, most importantly, resulting into a meaningful impact on individuals, groups and communities.
E.T.S. Twoplustwo operates through an informal educational approach,
recognizing that youth work is based on the voluntary participation of young
individuals. They actively and constructively engage in the organization’s
activities, contributing their ideas, knowledge, and personal experiences.
The organization is committed to spreading the culture of volunteering
and its values. It works to create opportunities for volunteers to actively
contribute to the organization’s growth, developing skills that benefit other
young people and the community.
E.T.S. Twoplustwo builds and nurtures trust-based relationships with
young individuals, staff, and partners. Relationships form a fundamental
basis for our approach to working with young individuals and require time
and space to develop. Without positive relationships, young individuals won’t
be engaged and won’t seize opportunities to participate actively or realize
Creativity and Talent
In the age of technology and virtuality, we strongly believe that creative
thinking remains essential if we intend to consistently develop original and
innovative concepts. Creativity is a fundamental skill needed for success in
today’s hyper-competitive and fast-paced world. The world is changing
faster than ever, and the speed of innovation, technological advancements,
and global competition has created unprecedented expectations from the modern workforce.
Inclusion and Diversity
All the organization’s opportunities are directed towards young
individuals, volunteers, and staff who wish to be involved in the
organization’s activities. The approach to working with young individuals
takes into account social, economic, educational, cultural, and geographical
barriers (e.g., suburbs and rural areas).
Our vision is about a world in which diversity is a shared value among people, technological advancement equals to the respect for nature, and creativity inspires culture of change.
A bunch of visionary minds, skillful and self-critical members of the society. We are enthralled by creativity and artistic reflection, believing in lifelong learning and acknowledging that our life doesn’t fit in our curriculum. We are mistake-makers and solution-finders.