We have rights, now let's be human!
Start date: Jun 1, 2016,
End date: Oct 31, 2017
Nowadays the refugee an integration problem is very sensitive all around Europe. In 2015 around 1 million refugees arrived in Europe by sea (source: UNHCR) and the number is increasing month by month. This crisis had effect not just economically and politically speaking, but also it created negative attitudes against refugees from different countries. The main reasons for negative attitude are lack of knowledge about refugee’s problems, the stereotypes towards Muslims and lack of understanding of cultural diversity and European values, in every partner country. This problem had already negative effect and it can develop towards: social conflicts, economic problems, racism, segregation and xenophobia.The project idea and main structure were developed during a Partnership Building Activity from the project IQ-involvement to Quality, developed in Romania in November 2015. During the IQ project we had the opportunity to discuss about project’s topic, we talked about current situation in our countries so we found out that each country has the refugee problemThe “We have rights, now let’ be human” project is a project with two mobilities, Training Course and Youth Exchange. The TC will be hold by Youth Center from Ramnicu Sarat, Romania between 07-15.08.2016 and will have as target group youth workers and group leaders over 18 years. For this mobility we will have 24 participants (3 per country) and two trainers from Romania and 3 facilitators from Romania, Georgia and Malta.The YE will take place in Rustavi, Georgia between 23-31.07.2017 and will have as target group youngsters with ages between 17-24 years. Also we will have 5 participants with fewer opportunities. For this mobility we will have 32 participants + 8 leaders (one per country who participated in the TC). Our aim is to increase the level of awareness and knowledge about refugee’s rights and human rights, to change the attitude towards refugees, decrease the number of stereotypes, give a better understanding of cultural diversity, among 56 participants from 8 countries during 14 days within 2 mobility.In order to reach our aim, we established the following objectives:1. Increasing the level of awareness about the refugee crisis for 56 participants coming from 8 countries, within the 2 mobility: training course and youth exchange in a period of 14 days2. Developing professional competences in the field of theatre as a tool for integration, for 24 young people coming from 8 countries, during 7 days of training course in Rm. Sarat, Romania3. Raising the visibility of theatre as non-formal tool for dialogue and tolerance, for the 8 local communities, who will benefit from the results of the training course, shared by the youth workers through local activities.4. Developing tolerant attitudes towards interculturality for 32 young people during the 7 days of youth exchange in Rustavi, Georgia5. Raising the level of knowledge and understanding about the human rights and refugee’s rights for 32 young people during the 7 days of youth exchange in Rustavi, Georgia6. Facilitating a context for intercultural dialogue and communication for 56 participants coming from 8 countries, in order to foster the solidarity, tolerance and mutual understanding between partners.The activities will variate and will be for the TC such as: icebreakers, teambuilding, trust building games, story-telling/public speaking, shadow, forum and pantomime theatre,. For the YE, they will follow the activities from TC and we will have also shadow and forum theatre plus living library, world café, brainstorming, seminars, round table, workshops. The impact will be important and definitely bigger, because there will be people who maybe didn’t deal with this problem before and didn’t think at it as a problem, but through our activities and way of putting the refugee’s situation as a problem, will give them a wake-up call and will make them realize that a change of attitude is needed. We will focus on dissemination part of the project because it’s important that the citizens and other people from the local communities acknowledge the problems that we are trying to address through these mobilities. As a follow up of the project we will keep track on the refugee’s situation and immigration problem and if this persists we will make an EVS project where we will send EVS volunteers to facilitate the integration of the minorities in those communities. As long term benefits we can mention a change in the local communities by integration of the refugees and minority groups, increase the level of tolerance, and less judgment attitudes.
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