Benčić Youth Council Activities

BYC promotes the use of art and cultural education as a tool for personal transformation, community cohesion and social change. We are currently carrying out several programmes:

BYC Lab

BYC Lab workshops are a place for research and experimenting for the children and their educators. BYC lab is the oldest programme and the basis of work of the Benčić Youth Council. It is intended for 8 – 13-year-olds. It is held once a month as a whole-day or two-day weekend workshop.

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BYC Starter

The Starter is an experimental/introductory half-year educational programme by the Benčić Youth Council intended for cultural and artistic education of children. The programme is intended for the children from the city of Rijeka which attend the first grade of elementary school in the current school year 2017/2018.

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BYC Living Room

The programme encompasses several activities related to the area of Kamov – journalism workshop, book reading club and self-organized time. The Living Room activities are held at least once a month, during the weekend or any other working day on the initiative of the members.

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BYC Pop-up

BYC Pop-up is a programme by the Benčić Youth Council which includes the visits by the Benčić Youth Council to various festivals and events in Rijeka and its surroundings. Pop-up programmes emerge on the initiative of the partners (associations, schools, festivals…) who wish to create programmes together with BYC adapted to their specific needs.

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BYC Potential

BYC Potential is the Benčić Youth Council programme intended for working with sensitive and vulnerable groups, primarily of the children and the young, and secondarily for the adults. The Benčić Youth Council implements the Potential programme in cooperation with several organizations and institutions with which they signed a contract of long-term cooperation

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BYC Exhibition

The annual exhibition, held for the first time in January 2015, is a permanent BYC platform. It involves the integration and presentation of a one-year cycle of the project, completely designed and implemented by BYC members.

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BYC practice and volunteering

After frequent enquiries about the possibilities of practice and volunteering at the beginning of the academic year 2016/2017, the Benčić Youth Council decided to offer organized possibilities of volunteering and practice for students, high school pupils and interested citizens.

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BYC International cooperation and projects

International cooperation has been an important aspect of the BYC programme since the very beginning. Owing to the relation with the Musagetes foundation, the BYC has been designed as a bilingual project from the start, which makes it internationally visible.

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