This is a call for participation in an exciting cultural Malta EU Presidency Project.

The Maltese Presidency in collaboration with Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture is inviting everyone living in Malta to be part of an international arts project by Austrian collective Time’s Up. Collaborate with international and local artists and invent scenarios for the Future of Europe and the European Union in creative and playful ways.

We are looking for people who want to share and discuss with others, look at today’s realities from different perspectives and develop possible futures for Malta, Europe and the EU.

We invite you to participate in an initial series of workshops around Malta and Gozo.

Whether you are still at school or retired or whatever your profession, we are interested in your experience and knowledge, your ideas, your visions, dreams and hopes, and look forward to engage you in a dialogue about possible futures for Malta and Europe.

We will hold our first sessions of five hours each on various dates in late November. Within these workshops we will use different playful techniques to amplify silent voices and to achieve feedback between groups. We will support a multilingual process with Maltese to English translators.

In order to make the participation as easy as possible we have set up four separate dates:

19th November – REGION SOUTH: Luqa Primary School
20th November – REGION GOZO: Munxar Parish Centre
26th November – REGION NORTH: Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary, Naxxar
27th November – REGION VALLETTA: Catholic Institute, Floriana

The series of workshops invite a wide spectrum of people from different ages, cultural backgrounds and walks of life living in Malta and Gozo. Each workshop will be held between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm. The workshops will take place in two main blocks of 60 and 90 minutes and two shorter blocks, with coffee pauses and a lunch break.

During the first Maltese EU Presidency (January – July 2017) we will undertake another series of workshops, building upon what we would have discovered in the initial work and play sessions. During the workshops and subsequent events, we will make your voices heard and perspectives and visions tangible.

To reserve your place, kindly send an e-mail on workshops@timesup.org by Thursday 24th November 2016.

For more information on Time’s Up, please visit the organisation’s website on www.timesup.org