This event, related to the 2010 European Year for the Combating of Poverty and Social Exclusion (EYCPSE), is connected to a series of actions implemented by the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) and financed by the European Commission (DG Comm) that have raised awareness on social issues through artistic media along the year.
Within the context of the EYCPSE, this photo competition and exhibition aims at promoting a society which supports and improves quality of life, social well-being and equal opportunities for all.
Social inclusion means all individuals and groups in society, including persons with disabilities or special needs, can live in harmony within the same community and can share facilities and life experiences with the others.
This project aims to raise public concern and awareness about accessibility and social inclusion. Participants are encouraged to reflect about this situation and to express their idea of social inclusion through the photographs they take and those submitted for exhibition.
These photos will contribute towards creating the largest collaborative mosaic for inclusion. It will be a participative action, and the final event will take place in Republic Street, Valletta, on the 10th and 11th June 2011.
The mosaic will feature photographs and also drawings collected from as many diverse sources as possible, including NGO’s, organisations and individuals.
All photos submitted electronically will be uploaded on Facebook and will also be printed and added to the mosaic.
All pictures submitted will take part in a competition. The most ‘liked’ photo on Facebook will win €200. Another prize of €200 will be awarded to the best picture selected by a Jury.
Pictures can be posted on a dedicated Facebook page entitled ‘No Exclusions’ or can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to ‘No Exclusions’, 183/2 Constitution Street, Mosta.