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Getting to know our neighbors (SZE-SU CBN)
Start date: Dec 31, 2011, End date: Dec 30, 2012 PROJECT  FINISHED 

As regrettable consequence of the 90s armed clashes in ex Yugoslavia and the economic decline, the generation born in that time was born into isolation. Thus it was not able to gain knowledge which is provided by an understanding of cultures and traditions of other nations. The direct target group of the project are those 400 primary school children (200 from Serbia and 200 from Hungary), who will be able to take part personally in joint programmes. In order to that, the camp activities are designed to be open to the opportunity to get to know each other's culture and customs (crafts, folk music and dance, folk customs presentation), jointly participate in sport competitions and other outdoor activities. They will visit the significant historic and cultural facilities (National Historical Park in Opusztaszer, Museum and City Hall in Subotica). In addition, they view the natural values and characteristics in their surroundings (Ludasi Lake Special Nature Reserve, Palic Zoo and Szeged Wildlife Park). Achievements: Sometimes it seems that people learn a lot about remote countries and distant places, but know so little about their own neighbours. This project aimed to change this. The overall objective of the project was to preserve and introduce traditions, arts, nature and national values of one neighbour to the other. The long-term aim of the project was to create a prejudice-free cross-border co-operation based on positive thinking through a series of well-designed and targeted programmes for children in the region. Each of the events and programmes upheld the values of friendship and mutual respect and emphasised the importance of employing a bias-free approach in intercultural dialogue. Firstly, the project partners acquired the necessary equipment for the planned childrens camps, published a bilingual publication for the participants, visited schools, met with teachers and parents and at the end selected the camp participants. They organised two-day camps for primary school children from the border region. Every group spent two days in Serbia and two in Hungary. More than four hundred children participated in twelve camps in both countries. The children participated in outdoor activities and sport competitions,
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