Voices of Poverty and Social Exclusion – UK, Hungary, Serbia. Italy

We Are Here is our latest project producing a pan-European initiative with partners in Hungary, Serbia and Italy that brings together people who are facing challenges, struggles, barriers or discrimination in their everyday lives. In a creative partnership with artists and digital media producers they are producing creative and insightful self-portraits – films and visual statements about their lives and circumstances, their hopes, aspirations, experiences, pasts and futures.

Operating in four European countries, selected communities are working over a nine month period (between June 2010 and February 2011) to produce their own self-portraits – giving a voice to people who rarely get a chance to speak out about their lives.


We Are Here is working in the UK with teenage parents through a partnership with Campaign Trail UK, producing media material and campaigns about young people in transition. It will also be working with disaffected young people in Italy and segregated Roma communities in Hungary and Serbia.

The project will also parallel some of the events and works being undertaken by the Social Inclusion Regional Group as part of the European Year of Poverty and Social Inclusion.

Work will be exhibited at SIRG events and in public spaces including billboards and transport networks throughout 2010 and in early 2011.

We Are Here is funded by the European Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency through the Culture Fund and is also supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and UK Regional Screen Agencies.

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