Association Cz-Art is a non-governmental, non-profit youth organization established in 2010 by a group of young people with the aim of providing more support to youth activism. It is based in Czestochowa, in the central-southern part of Poland. The organization is actively involved in the development and implementation of youth projects in the field of local, regional and international non-formal education, which directly aims at the personal and professional development of young people.
Since its inception, the association has focused on two main areas: culture and education. The association organized many cultural events, both local including picnics, festivities, parades in Częstochowa and international (as a result of several youth exchanges, with support of European Union).
As far as education is concerned, association Cz-Art has experience at educational projects aimed at sustainable develepment and global education like: ART&EARTH – An innovative model of development and global education for European communities, A POSSIBLE WORLD, YOUTH4EARTH, START THE CHANGE!.
Moreover the association coordinated projects aimed at promotion of youth work, promotion of entrepreneurship, promotion of youth activism and personal development like: Capacity Building in the field of Youth: CULT-NET and “SYW” (Sustainable Youth Work: from volunteers to entrepreneurs), TAKE THE INITIATIVE – youth exchange, GENERATOR – workshops for young culture animators (several editions), SPACE4US – A model of blended-experiential learning for the empowerment of young women.
In addition, from 2010, the association Cz-Art has organized a number of youth exchanges both as a sending or hosting organization and other international youth meetings and workcamps (like EWOCA). Between 2010 and 2018, the association was also a hosting and sending organisation for European Volunteers (Youth in Action and Erasmus Plus program).
In 12 years of activities, the association has implemented many local projects with support of local government and sponsors and over 20 international projects with support of European Union.
The association Cz-Art works in close partnership with 25 schools and kindergartens in Czestochowa, as well as with educational institutions and local NGO’s. Moreover it has developed long lasting partnerships with NGO’s of other EU countries to promote Global Education and intercultural dialogue.