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No Hate Film Festival – News

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NO HATE FILM FESTIVAL // 16-18.11.2018 // Technische Sammlungen Dresden

 

Within the framework of the Europe for Citizens project “You are Welcome” in cooperation with the city of Dresden, Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. organises the international festival “NO HATE” at the museum ‘Technische Sammlungen Dresden’ from 16-18 November 2018. The Festival aims to counter different forms of hate, discrimination, stereotypes and violence in Europe by offering a diversity of activities through arts, media and dialogue. Citizens of Dresden with and without migration background as well as international guests have the opportunity to experience an event that promotes cultural diversity, cross-cultural exchange and understanding whilst sharing various forms of counter-speech.

 

The diverse and multifaceted festival programme encourages the active participation of people from different age groups, cultural and social backgrounds. Nine Documentary films from different European cities – Ceuta (Spain), Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Belfast (Northern Island), Paphos (Cyprus), Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Thessaloniki (Greece), Moscow (Russia), Wroclaw (Poland) and Dresden (Germany) – that have witnessed conflict or war, will be screened (original language with English subtitles). Each film has a different theme but they all focus on a single overarching topic: how a community deals with a conflict. The films comprise the project “Europa Transit” within the framework of the “European Capital of Culture – Donostia/San Sebastian 2016”.

 

Documentary films:

 

1)“Waiting for Summers Return”, directed by Barbara Lubich, Michael Sommermeyer 2017 // Dresden, Germany // 96 minutes // German with English subtitles // Friday, 16 November 2018 at 19:00 // Goldberg Saal

 

2) “Dresden Refuge”, directed by Xuban Intxausti 2016 // Dresden, Germany // 56 minutes // German with English subtitles // Friday, 16 November 2018 at 22:00 // Goldberg Saal

 

3) “In Dialogue”directed by David Ramos 2016 // Barcelona, Spain // 68 minutes // original language with English subtitles // Saturday, 17 November at 14:30 // Goldberg Saal

 

4) Messages at the Border” directed by Marc Parramon // Ceuta, Spain // 67 minutes // original language with English subtitles // Saturday, 17 November 2018 at 14:30 // Museumskino

 

5) “The Human library” directed by Xuban Intxausti 2016 // Wroclaw, Poland // 50 minutes // original language with English subtitles // Saturday, 17 November 2018 at 17:00 // Goldberg Saal

 

6) “School on the Move” directed by Xuban Intxausti 2016 // Thessaloniki, Greece // 59 minutes // original language with English subtitles // Saturday, 17 November 2018 at 17:00 // Museumskino

 

7) “Sounds of Resilience” directed by Xuban Intxausti 2016 // Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina // 60 minutes // original language with English subtitles // Saturday, 17 November at 21:00 // Goldberg Saal

 

8) “Street Dancers” directed by Xuban Intxausti 2016 // Plovdiv, Bulgaria // 55 minutes // original language with English subtitles // Saturday, 17 November at 21:00 // Museumskino

 

9) “Silenced Democracy” directed by Raúl Cuevas 2016 // Moscow, Russia // 52 minutes // original language with English subtitles // Saturday, 17 November at 22:00 // Goldberg Saal

 

10) “Common Borders” directed by Xuban Intxausti 2016 // Paphos, Cyprus // 53 minutes // original language with English subtitles // Saturday, 17 November at 22:00 // Museumskino

 

The interactive travelling exhibition “PLEASE OPEN. Crates of Knowledge”, conveys to the guests the skills and advantages that refugees bring to Germany. At the same time, the boxes represent an open offer for the society: a box full of abilities of people who fled from their homes in order to start a new life in Germany. The individual life stories show both the obstacles and the future perspectives that await these people in Germany.

 

The photographic exhibition “Street stories” portrays street scenes in Syria and Lebanon. Two artists, Ibrahim Fheili and Ahmad Mehssen Kaddoura share their personal view on their homelands. The consequences of war and at the same time the will to live are portrayed. In their art, streets represent a meeting place for young and old people. They also show the power of the everyday life in the middle of chaos.

 

Short films produced within the framework of the European project “YOU ARE WELCOME” in eight European countries – the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – that focus on inclusion, integration, Human Rights and diversity will be screened in the exhibition room of the museum. The short films have different approaches and perspectives.

 

Three workshops: i) Storytelling by Dr. Rita Julia Sebestyen (held in English), ii) Hate Speech online by Yvonne Bonfer (held in English and German) – Zivilcourage e.V., iii) Zine – make your mini magazine! by the artist Stephanie Lüning (held in English and German) encourage cultural exchange, artistic expression and creativity. The number of participants in each workshop is limited (up to max. 25 participants/workshop, online registration is required, the workshops will be held in English and German).

 

The solo dance performance “Mirror” (Gnean/Miroir) by the Ivorian dancer Jean-Paul Mehansio questions the identity issue through the eyes of the “other”, encouraging the spectators to reflect on their own identities. Living between the Ivory Coast, France and Egypt, Jean-Paul starts a dialogue with the audience unveiling two facets – the introverted  and the extroverted one, hiding and emerging , folding and unfolding, through linear movements, circular trajectories and compact gestures.

 

Panel discussion/debate “Europe – A continent of conflicts and peace promises”. The film makers Barbara Lubich from Dresden and Xuban Intxausti from Barcelona discuss the current situation of Europe and its future with activists, politicians and policy makers from the region of Saxony. The discussion is moderated by Mr. Matthias Neutzner.

 

Click on the following link to read the detailed PROGRAMME:

No Hate Film Festival Programme (English)

Click on the following link to register for the workshops:

Workshop Registration Form (English)

 

Partners

 

Municipality of Dresden, Academy of Fine Arts Dresden, Memore Pacem e.V., Aktion Zivilcourage e.V. , Medienkulturzentrum (DE), ADEL Slovakia (SK), Aristotle University Thessaloniki, AddArt (GR), Oldham Council (UK), Center for Intercultural Dialogue (MK), Institute for Regional Development, o.p.s. (CZ), Jakob Gláser Memorial Foundation (HU), Othernessproject (DK)

 

 

 

 

The event is funded by:

 

 

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PAST-TIMES Project News

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PAST-TIMES PROJECT NEWS

WELCOME TO THE FIRST NEWS POST OF THE „PAST-TIMES” PROJECT!

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We will be happy to tell you about:

  • The idea behind the project
  • The members of our consortium
  • The first Transnational Project Meeting

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GET TO KNOW THEIR STORY – THE IDEA BEHIND THE PROJECT

The task of integrating host and migrant communities has never been an easy one. Migrants trying to find a better life in the foreign country often encounter different kinds of barriers. The first one concerns the labour market. Of course it is possible for them to find a job (even if a badly paid one) or live on financial support if they cannot find one. It’s getting way harder if they want to work in field they specialized in due to insufficient language skills and lacking contacts in their new home.

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These and more barriers are a common problem when it comes to migrants adapting to their new reality. They need more time to adjust and a different, complex and more patient approach which they could find in contacts with senior citizens in society. The PAST-TIMES PROJECT helps young migrants to meet seniors from their host country and to develop an appreciation of their own heritage and of the cultural heritage of their host country in Europe. We aim to develop awareness of the cultural heritage and values of Europe by letting them work with senior citizens in their host country to record and document the oral history of Europe’s older generations.

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Developing an understanding and appreciation of Europe’s cultural heritage among its migrant population is the key innovation of the PAST-TIMES project. Our goal is to compare the best examples of practices around Europe and to find solutions for a new course utilizing new resources to become a useful tool for people to guide and help them make this happen all over Europe. We will start by training the trainers – people who work with senior citizens and people who work with migrants – so they can pass it on to the regional groups.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

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WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACHIEVE?

The partnership project “Past-times Stories, Tales and Customs to Raise Intercultural Awareness” is implemented within the framework of the Erasmus+ Adult Education programme. The subject of the project is to train a cohort of migrants to work with senior citizens in their host country to record and document the oral history of Europe’s older generations and to develop an understanding and appreciation of Europe’s cultural heritage. The target group of the project are adults (in particular aged 50+), young migrants and people working with these groups.

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What distinguishes the PAST-TIMES project is that our proposed model to be piloted represents a genuine bottom-up approach to migrant integration, while also having the added value of preserving the rich cultural heritage of Europe.

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THE PARTNERSHIP

The project is developed by eight partners from eight different EU countries:

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  • E-SENIORS (France)
  • MEDITER (Belgium)
  • University of Seville (Spain)
  • AEVA (Portugal)
  • Future in Perspective Ltd (Ireland)
  • Innoventum (Finland)
  • Jugend- und Kulturprojekt e.V.(Germany)
  • INNEO (Poland)

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The organizations have different sizes, characteristics and fields of specialization, which helps us to develop a very effective cooperation. The project meetings are scheduled on a regular basis to stay constantly involved in the project and focused on our goals.

 

1st TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING IN IRELAND

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MEETING IN VIRGINIA, IRELAND

The kick-off meeting took place within the framework of the project “Past-times Stories, Tales and Customs to Raise Intercultural Awareness” in Virginia (Ireland) on 11th and 12th of September 2018. The meeting was hosted by Future in Perspective, our Irish project partner.

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The meeting started with the welcoming and presentation of the partners. All partners presented their organisations. The coordinator presented the project development plan including deadlines of tasks and the division of work between the partners. The partners discussed all the upcoming activities. On the second day, the partners continued the discussion about the shape of the future outputs. They summarized the meeting and the Irish partner issued certificates to the participants.

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COMING NEXT…

During the next months we are going to:

  • Continue working on the bespoke media production training programme for young migrants
  • Continue working on the oral history appreciation training programme for senior citizens to support them in elaborating a common peoples’ history of Europe in the 20th Century
  • Meet again in Paris, France, in April 2019 in order to discuss the next steps of the project

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WHERE CAN YOU FIND US?

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Visit our website:

www.past-times.eu

and join our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/past.times.eu/

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EXEMPLAR Project News

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EXEMPLAR PROJECT NEWS

WELCOME TO THE FIRST NEWS POST OF THE EXEMPLAR PROJECT!

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We will be happy to tell you about:

  • The idea behind the project
  • The members of our consortium
  • The first transnational project meeting

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THE IDEA BEHIND THE PROJECT

In the last few decades more and more people migrate to find a better life. In recent years, a rapidly growing number of migrants has been observed in most countries in Europe. The common problem is, that even if they might find a decent job or are provided financial help by their host country – migrants are usually in one way or another excluded from society. Sometimes it can be because of cultural or language barriers and sometimes it is because, due to the ongoing economic crisis in Europe, some people have become more xenophobic and conservative. So how can migrant youth integrate in the European society and contribute to their local communities?

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Migrants and the Labour Market: If migrants are willing to find a job and can speak the language of their host country, they usually have the possibility to find a job but, in most cases, they are lower paid than the native citizens. Often competent and qualified migrant professionals are not able to work in their field because they are not fluent in the language of their host country and don’t have enough contacts. All the previously mentioned reasons may result in the social exclusion and marginalisation of migrants.

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This is the main reason the EXEMPLAR project is being implemented. The project’s goal is to share best practices, educational curricula and online tools around Europe that are useful for young migrants to become integration leaders so that they guide and help other migrants in their local communities to integrate and overcome cultural barriers.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

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WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACHIEVE?

The strategic partnership project “Exemplar – Young Migrant Integration Leaders” is implemented within the framework of the Erasmus+ Adult Education programme. The subject of the project is building the necessary bridging capital between host and migrant communities; and between native and migrant communities. The project aims to create an in-service training for front-line adult and community education staff and those working in migrant support organisations to build their capacity to deliver bespoke integration training programmes. It also aspires to produce an Integration Leaders curriculum and a toolbox of resources for young members of the migrant communities living in partner countries to harness their potential as peer integration leaders within their community.

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What is so innovative about the EXEMPLAR project? Our aim is to support migrants to develop an appreciation of their own heritage and of the cultural heritage of their host countries in Europe. By developing this keen awareness of the cultural heritage and values of Europe, we will be able to achieve greater social cohesion between migrant and host communities. Training a cohort of young migrants to lead the integration process represents a genuine bottom-up approach to migrant integration.

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THE PARTNERSHIP

The project is developed by seven partners from seven European countries:

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  • Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. (Germany),
  • The Rural Hub (Ireland),
  • ALIANCE LEKTORŮ a KONZULTANTŮ (Czech Republic),
  • Hub Karelia Oy (Finland),
  • Auxilium (Austria),
  • SEAL Cyprus (Cyprus),
  • INNEO (Poland).

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The organisations have different sizes, characteristics and fields of specialisation, aiming to contribute to an effective cooperation. The project meetings are scheduled in regular basis to stay constantly involved in the project and focused on our goals.

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1st TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING IN IRELAND

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MEETING IN VIRGINIA, IRELAND

The kick-off meeting took place within the framework of the project “Exemplar – Young Migrant Integration Leaders” in Virginia (Ireland) on the 10th of September 2018. The meeting was hosted by the Irish partner, The Rural Hub.

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The meeting started with the presentations of partners and the current situation of the migration issue in their countries as well as best practices for inclusion and integration. The coordinator presented the project development plan including deadlines of tasks and the work packages. The partners discussed the activities, focusing on the first output, its development and value proposition. Moreover, they discussed the dissemination and exploitation plan of the project, the risk analysis and the quality assurance plan. At the end of the meeting, a summary of the topics discussed was made and finally the Irish partner awarded the participants certificates of attendance.

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COMING NEXT…

During the next months we are going to:

  • work on the first output – Integration Leaders Curriculum for front-line adult and community education staff
  • work on the second output – Toolbox of Integration Resources for young members of the migrant community living in partner countries
  • meet again in February 2019 in Graz to discuss the next steps of the project

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND US

On our website:

http://exemplars.eu

and on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ exemplars/

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS – EVERYDAY HEROES TRAINING COURSE IN DRESDEN 12-19 November 2018

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Everyday Heroes’ Training Course – Mobility of Youth Workers

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Are you from Albania, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain or the United Kingdom?

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Are you a youth worker/ educator/leader or a volunteer who is actively engaged in projects about civic education, civil courage, Human Rights countering Hate Speech? Are you interested in learning methods and tools that foster civil courage which you can then share in your local community?

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The Everyday Heroes Training Course aims to train youth workers, youth educators and trainers (aged 22+ years old) in promoting civil courage based on democratic values through performing arts, digital media, simulation games, study-visits, film screenings, campaigns, and case studies.

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Training course’s title: Everyday Heroes

Dates: 12-19.11.18

Location: Dresden, Germany

Host organisation: Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V., Dresden, Germany

Please contact Myrto-Helena Pertsinidi (e-mail address: myrto.pertsinidi@jkpev.de)

Application deadline: 24.10.2018

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The Everyday Heroes Training Course includes activities that foster cross-cultural learning and the exchange between participants.

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Accommodation, meals and travel costs are covered by the Erasmus+ Programme. The travel expenses are reimbursed based on the Erasmus+ distance calculator.

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Before applying, please make sure that you are:

  • a youth- worker, youth leader, youth educator or volunteer in a youth organisation/centre
  • over 22 years old
  • willing to acquire and develop your knowledge and skills in civic education
  • a legal resident of one of the participating countries

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The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme

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Seminar ‘EUTH WORK’ : Assessing and promoting youth work [2018]

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Organisers: Rota Jovem

 

Venue: Cascais, Portugal

 

Date: 01.04.2018 – 08.04.2018

 

Erasmus+ Programme – KA1 Mobility for Youth Workers

 

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. is involved in the project ‘EUTH WORK’, organised by the Portuguese partner Rota Jovem and will send two participants to a seminar in Cascais, Portugal. The idea of the project came from the realisation that, although youth work has grown into a valid means of supporting young people’s development and participation in the last 30 years, the framework of its features still lacks structure and unification. The seminar ‘EUTH WORK’ aims to reflect, assess and promote youth work across Europe by giving youth workers the opportunity to gather among peers and to discuss and debate their professional development. The seminar focuses on the following issues: – Broadening the understanding of youth work practices, policies and systems.
– Increasing youth workers’ and youth leaders’ motivation and satisfaction.
-Contributing to professional development.
– Spreading good youth work practices in order to strengthen the cooperation between organisations and to increase their capacity to operate at EU level.

 

The seminar is based on active and collaborative methodology. The participants should conduct upstream preparatory research on youth work organisations and good practices in their country beforehand. During the programme, this research will be shared among the participants and will be used to produce a video and a booklet, both of which will be further disseminated.

 

http://home.rotajovem.com/

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Training course ‘GO DIGITAL’ : Digital tools in youth work [2018]

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Organisers: SEAL CYPRUS

 

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

 

Date: 17.03.18 – 25.03.18

 

Erasmus+ Programme – KA1 Mobility for Youth Workers

 

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. will send three participants to the training course ‘Go Digital’, organised by the Cypriot partner Seal Cyprus. The training course will focus on digital competences and media literacy which are closely related to, and both draw on, the core skill of critical thinking. Media literacy focuses on teaching young people to be critically engaged consumers of media, while digital competences enable young people to participate in digital media in a suitable, safe and ethical manner. Young Europeans, in general, lack adequate digital competences. Such competences are essential in ensuring that young people use digital technologies in a confident, critical, collaborative and creative way and can therefore achieve professional goals and increase their employability. Moreover, such competences are central to learning, leisure, inclusion and participation in society.

 

Thus, the training course “Go Digital” brings together youth workers and volunteers with the main aims of:
– Developing the digital competences and media literacy of the participants.
– Using Information Society Technology (IST) and Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in order to raise the effectiveness of youth work.

 

All the working activities aim at fostering intercultural learning and exchanges between participants. The training course is based on non-formal learning methods, which include practical exercises on digital tools, interactive lectures, audio-visual presentations, group discussion and self-assessment.

 

http://www.sealcyprus.org/projects/go-digital

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Kunst des Erinnerns [14. February 2018]

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‘Reconnecting Citizens with the Founding Values of the European Project – RECONN’

 

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. is glad to host in collaboration with Memorare Pacem e.V and the Municipality of Dresden the international Event “KUNST des ERINNERNS – Europa Neu Denken” / “The Art of Remembrance – Envisioning Europe”

 

 

 

Every year between 13th-15th February, the city and people of Dresden commemorate the Dresden bombings in February 1945, and remember and reflect on the impact the war had on the city’s identity-shaping process.

 

A penetrating look back at the past elucidates how each personal account connects and intertwines with other, unfamiliar stories.
If remembrance is key to bettering the future, should we not try to view history through one another’s eyes?

 

Artists and the politically- and historically-minded from in and around Dresden and from abroad will have the opportunity to convene on this anniversary.

 

Dresdeners are invited to come along for an international event that welcomes cultural interaction, discussions and art activities and to explore the different perceptions of Europe’s past and future.

 

The event is open to everyone and entry is free.

 

 

Venue: Kulturrathaus Dresden
Königstraße 15
01097 Dresden

 

Time: 16.00 – 19.30

 

Event agenda:

 

Introduction of the International Event “Art of Remembrance – Envisioning Europe” and the European project “Reconnecting Citizens to the Founding Values of the European Project”, by the Project Coordinator, Myrto-Helena Pertsinidi – Project Manager, Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. and Matthias Neutzner, Founder of Memorare Pacem e.V.

 

1) 16:00-17:30 Presentations and round-table discussions on European identity and active citizenship
– Luisa Rodrigues, Representative of the European Commission, Europe for Citizens Programme, Salutation Speech

 

– Mayor of Finance, Personnel and Law in Dresden, Dr. Peter Lames, Salutation Speech

 

– Prof. Dr. Mark Arenhövel, International Politics, TU Dresden “Europe’s Memory – A communal experience or a mix of
different national recollections.”

 

– Arpád Bőczén, Architect & Cultural Heritage Manager, Hungarian Association of Cultural Heritage Managers, “Heritage and identity in relation to the European Year of Cultural Heritage”

 

– Béla Zsolt Gergely, Project Manager of the DANUrB Project at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), “Reconfiguring European Citizenship – How to Get Involved in the Policy Making Process.”

 

– Ioannis Anastasiou, Student & Artist, Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, “The phenomenon of Neo-Nazism and the new right-wing movement in Europe: The role of art and artists today.”

 

– Dr. Triantaphyllos Tranos, Laboratory Teaching Staff Member, Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, “Best practices that foster intercultural cooperation whilst promoting European identity and active citizenship in Europe.”

 

2) 17:30-17:45 Choral performance by UNA VOCE & the Choir of Jarzębina, PL

 

3) 18:00-19:30 Activities

 

· Round-table discussions based on the topics of the presentations in the form of a world-cafe

 

· Art Zine workshop based on the topic ‘Me, my city, my Europe’ facilitated by the German artist Stephanie Lüning, MA, Academy of Fine Arts Dresden

 

· Comic Workshop ‘We live in Europe’ facilitated by the Greek comic artists Ioannis Texis and Stavros Kioutsoukis

 

· Screening of video interviews produced through EU funded projects on WWII and its impact on the shaping of personal identity in Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy and Poland.

 

· Pop-up info desks:

 

– Volunteering & European Solidarity Corps

 

– ‘Good Practices’ & Tools for active participation and citizenship in Europe, combating the stigmatisation of immigrants & hate speech

 

– EU policy & support ft. publications on ‘Guide to EU Institutions’ and ‘Europe for You, Your Rights’, supported by Europe Direct

 

 

 

Participating countries: Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Poland.

 

 

International partners:
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. – Dresden (DE) – Lead partner
Landeshauptstadt Dresden – Dresden (DE)
Memorare Pacem e.V. – Dresden (DE)
Kistarcsa Város Önkormányzata – Kistarcsa (HU)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Thessaloniki (GR)
Institut pro regionalni rozvoj, o. p. s. – Prague (CZ)
Gminny Osrodek Kultury Olesnica – Olesnica (PL)

 

 

 

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Training course, ‘Hugs 4 All’, on social exclusion and discrimination.

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Organisers: Plan Be, Plan it Be it

 

Venue: Limassol, Cyprus

 

Date: 11.02 – 19.02.18

 

Erasmus+ Programme – KA1 Mobility for Youth Workers

 

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. sent two participants to the training course, ‘Hugs 4 All’, organised by the Cypriot partner Plan Be Plan It, Be it. The training course dealt with widespread social issues such as social exclusion, discrimination and marginalisation and strived to develop an understanding of universal values such as solidarity, openness and understanding, by bringing together 26 participants from 13 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. This understanding of universal values was attained by providing participants with the necessary tools and an inspiring space in which they could exchange ideas and good practices on fostering social inclusion through volunteering.

 

The project was based on non-formal learning methods and activities such as workshops, discussions, simulation games, team building activities and forum theatre were implemented.

 

The main objective was to raise awareness about the importance of social inclusion and to encourage participants to develop and implement long-term inclusion strategies within their own communities. The dissemination of the project learning outcomes proved especially beneficial for the participating organisations’ local communities, since the participants – activists, volunteers and youth workers – work primarily with young people who face social exclusion and discrimination.

 

http://www.planbe-ngo.com/future-cyprus/hugs-4-all/

 

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