Let’s Comics! A comic competition on multicultural societies

The project realized a series of workshops on comics with the participation of youth from different sectors of Euro Mediterranean region. Through the participation of young participants, expression of various sectors of the Lebanese society, plus the intervention of students coming from other parts of the EuroMed area, teh project established a set a fruitful dialogue, enriched also with a web-network create during the project. A specific competition has been realized involving EuroMed youth already skilled in comics. Six winners (from italy, Netherlands, Jordan, Macedonia and Morocco) have been invited in Lebanon to meet Lebanese comics writers of the same age who participated to a similar competiotion and also 30 youth aged 18-25 who attended workshops where comics have been used to glue together different stories and backgrounds. All the youth gathered in the end in a big final event in Chatila, in Beirut, where culutre and comics became a bridge between social and cultural aspects that often have troubles in a daily co-existence.

Three Lebanese participants have been then invited to attend Lucca Comics and Games exhibition in Italy, where thanks to the project a link with the Lebanese comics production has been created and Lebanon has been the host Country during the whole initatives with a specific exhibition displayed during the full length of the festival. This has been a further opportunity for young artists to meet a specific market caring of quality and innovation.