Smashing Times Included in The Wheel’s European Success Stories

Published On 19 December, 2018 | Latest News
Image: Interviewees in the Women in an Equal Europe Documentary Smashing Times are thrilled to have been included in The Wheel’s European Success Stories. These stories are case-studies which provide some insight and inspiration about the opportunities provided by European funding and how it has impacted just a few Irish community and voluntary organisations. Smashing Times’ European Success Story can be accessed here. The story details Smashing Times’ experience of successful European partner projects which began in 2007, and continues today with projects such as Women in an Equal Europe and Theatre for Positive Mental Health. Below is an excerpt from Smashing Times’ European Success Story, regarding Smashing Times’ plans for European funding going forward: ‘A key aim of the company is to continue our work at a European level linking the arts to civil society, active citizenship, and human rights with a focus on key areas including gender equality, peace building, social inclusion, diversity and positive mental health and well-being. EU funding has proven extremely worthwhile for Smashing Times in terms of assisting the company to build its expertise and to implement core strategic objectives, as well as enabling us to develop and implement large-scale projects at a European level. The company now has an extensive network of contacts across Europe and the resulting experience and sharing of knowledge and expertise has proven highly invaluable, both for the company and for the personal professional development of staff. Given our well-established track record, we will continue to apply for EU projects that promote the mission of the organisation. Funding will also be used for the continued development of our International Centre for the Arts and Human Rights, an arts space, resource service, networking agency, and digital hub that uses the arts, research, and new digital technologies to promote the arts, human rights and gender equality for all.’

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