(not only) the woman is mobile
Start date: Aug 2, 2016,
End date: Feb 1, 2017
"(not only) the woman is mobile is a youth exchange on social inclusion and anti-discrimination, aimed at finding areas of reflection paving the way to building active and responsible for a multicultural society.The participating groups come from the suburbs of big cities (Italy, Spain, Romania and Ukraine) with a strong presence of migrant communities, where the living together is difficult because intertwined with cultural, economic and religious differences and where the lack of government instruments hampers the effectiveness of integration policies.The age of the participants to the project is between 18 and 25 years old. Each national group will be composed of an equal number of boys and girls in order to ensure a gender balance.From 19th to 25 september 2016, the thematic exchange between youth people from different countries, sharing problems and way for their possible solution, will help them to relativize the own “positions” and point of views about, because it will result the complexity of the phenomenon, looking at it from a more global than local perspective. The direct communication between the groups will stimulate a critical interpretation of the information conveyed by the mass media, contributing to the construction of a conscience free from prejudices, but made up of their direct experience.The activities carried out with informal methods, will be addressed also to the reflection on the concepts of "group" and "national culture", whose flaw may hinder cognitive processes of understanding and tolerance: the elements on which we must leverage to question and remove all forms discrimination linked to membership to religion, gender, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.The project has as main objectives:• to increase the interest, the sensibility and the ability to empathize;• to self-adapting to social changes, to new people and different cultural forms;• to establish and to keep friendly relations with those who are culturally different,• to reduce the ethnocentric vision of the society handed down by any mass medias.The project results will be produced and disseminated in different ways in the participating countries by internet platforms and ressources of the partner organizations.
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