Paint the change

Last several years have seen a worrying rise in disassociation of vulnerable and marginalised youth from the cultural, social and political processes in Europe. Across the continent we have witnessed growing xenophobia and religious, ethnic and cultural intolerance that have managed to find outlets in hate crime and violent extremism. Street art has shown great potential in engaging young people and raising awareness by breaking through stereotypes and delivering powerful thought-provoking messages. Paint the change is international project running in UK, Athens and Belegrade, Vranje and Subotica in Serbia. Nine murals in prominent public spaces sustaining general public discussion and awareness of issues of tolerance, respect and inclusion. Ciklotron filmed Serbian events.