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Gingando para Cidadania 2015
Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Mar 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Gingando para Cidadania 2015 was the fifith edition of an youth exchange related to capoeira in Portugal. Its main objective was to promote European Citizenship in general and one particular European Value per year. Since its first edition, Gingando para Cidadania has involved 18 different organizations that deal with capoeira, dancing and music in its daily activities. Another important achiviement was the local impact: more than 500 youngsters have already taken part in open activities, one new capoeira/culture organization was created and recognized by Portuguese Government (Cultura 100 Fronteiras) and around 20 different local ONGs in Lisbon, São João da Madeira and peniche have participated somehow in the last editions. For 2015 the exchange had its focus on Social Inclsuion and Equality of Opportunities for Youth. Our objectives were : 1) to discuss the concept of social inclusion based on the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997), PNA Portugal and the latest EU publications about it; 2) to educate participants about the causes of social exclusion; 3) to reflect on the racial and gender equality. To achieve these objectives activites based on non-formal education such as workshops, round tables, cultural visits, group dynamics and group reflexions are made. Activities were done at Complexo Desportivo Stella Maris, in Peniche, a beach city far 80km from Lisbon.The project involved 6 partners from Portugal, Spain, France, Estonia, Slovenia and Croatia, We had 42 participants, from wihch half of them are considered with fewer oportunities due to their imigrant backgroung, level of education and economical situation. As a final product we produced a docummentary and a 2016 calendar with photos that were taken by participants and which registered the intercultural learning proccess adopted for the project and the learning outcomes identified by the participants theirselves. In a long perspective, Gingando para Cidadania 2015 intends to introduce social exclusion and equality of oportunities among refugees and immigrant community as themes to be discussed by youngsters.
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