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Interreligiöser Dialog in Europa
Start date: Aug 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

60 young people from eighth countries (DL, CZ, GB, LT, LV, PL, I, S) will be seven days intensively deal with the inter-religious dialogue in Europe. These are young people who have never participated in a European youth encounter. In particular, disadvantaged young people are taken into account with fewer opportunities.Based on a participatory and learning-centered approach of the learning process takes place before, during and after the youth exchange mainly through peer learning. The methodological spectrum ranges from discussions with Christian, Jewish and Islamic religious teachers, role play, an excursion into a Christian church and a synagogue on the production of short films and theater scenes to the joint development of a "Marienthal declaration on interreligious dialogue in Europe". In addition, the cross-cultural, political and linguistic exchanges of young people at the center.In the already pre-established Facebook group young people have already developed a preliminary program for the Youth Exchange. You also have the opportunity to exchange information and bring expectations and proposals for the Youth Exchange. The teenagers are thereby not only deal with the theme "Interreligious Dialogue in Europe", but also to exchange on their national borders to other topics. So the young people are planning the meeting together, put together with the substantive program sequence and the selected methods firmly and jointly evaluate the encounter of. After the meeting, the young people involved in the dissemination of results and support together with the representatives of the project partners, the regional public relations in their home regions.Young people are supported by the project and the educational group leaders / workers, when required. In addition, the young people acquire new experiences through discussion with representatives of other religions.The results of the exchange (for example, the jointly prepared by the youth "Marienthal declaration" and the short film) will be presented at the end of the meeting to the public and made available.The young people will work during the youth encounter not only in multinational small groups, but take the daily meals in multinational groups. Even so the intercultural exchange is encouraged.To deepen these exchanges, are also "cultural evenings" held in which the participants of the various nations present their respective culture, their customs, their way of life and their language.The long-term benefit of the exchange is located in the area of content (the interreligious dialogue) and in practical experience and expertise (film production, writing theater scenes, improve foreign languages etc.) among young people and project partners. This is their cooperation and their willingness to also reflect on other European issues strengthened.

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