Social Innovation: State of Exit Zone @Exit Festival
Did you know that Serbian Exit Festival was founded as a student movement fighting for democracy and freedom? Meanwhile, it has become one of the most popular festivals in all of Europe, but Exit never forgot its roots. That’s why in each edition, it organizes the State of Exit Zone, an interactive program of NGOs located at the heart of the festival site. The goal: to achieve social change through the power of music. Read the whole story below.
This story is part of the EU-funded project FUSION – Festivals as Social Innovation Incubators. In FUSION, experts on festivals and youth work have joined forces to create a tailored suite of resources, so that festivals can realize their potential as platforms for social innovation. These include a good-practice guide with social innovation projects at European festivals, a how-to toolbox for developing projects specifically for festivals, and alliances between festivals and social innovation organizations. FUSION will enable young people/organizations to use festivals as a steppingstone to implement their own ideas, products and technologies for the benefit of society.