Intercultural Dialogue of Minorities
Start date: Aug 1, 2010,
This project is a Youth Exchange called "Intercultural Dialogue of Minorities" and it will be organized by NGO Youth Forum of Vojvodina - "VIFO". The venue of this Youth Exchange is Kishegyes in Serbia. 30 participants form 6 countries: The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Macedonia, Albania, and Serbia.The theme of our project is intercultural dialogue between minorities; cultural diversity as a positive and powerful tool within international youth exchanges by active participation of young people; youth mobility, understanding the meaning of European citizenship and differences between Council of Europe and European Union.Objectives of our project are- to raise understanding in human rights educational approaches mainly in connection withcultural diversity; to be aware of importance of cultural diversity and raise sense of tolerance and understanding other cultures;- to promote European citizenship, and to make participants aware of their responsibilities asEuropean citizens;" to develop an understanding about aspects of active youth participation and critical way of thinking with elements and methods of non formal education;The dare of the Youth Exchange is from 22 th August to 31th August 2010, and duration is 8 days (travelling days are included). Our partners are members of YEN (Youth of European Nationalities) and they are coming from: Albania, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Austria, Germany and SerbiaFrom each country will come 5 participant (4+1 group leader), so the total number of participants will be 30 (24 participants and 6 group leaders).Our planned activities are; workshops on discrimination and majority-minority relation, introduction of organizations and minorities, Living Library, creating website, visiting cultural centres and historical monuments in Vojvodina. Used methods will be individual and group works, learning by doing, presentations role plays, quiz, drawings, movies and music, outdoor activities.This Youth Exchange wants to build tolerance towards cultural diversity and find common European routes into it.
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