1st newsletter: Raising Equality And Cultural Tolerance (REaCT)
Initiation of the project
This project concerns tolerance and respect for human rights. The results of this project will generate and disseminate positive messages aimed at achieving consistent coexistence with the mutual respect of European citizens and immigrants (refugees, repatriates).
The objectives of the project are as follows:
- encouraging adult European citizens to take action for more tolerant Europe with respect to human rights,
- taking action particularly for tolerance towards refugees crossing our borders,
- motivating participants to be aware of active citizens,
- improvement and enrichment of teaching tools in adult education,
- promoting volunteering with a focus on work with migrants and refugees,
- supporting active citizenship by initiating intercultural activities.
To achieve the project’s goals, partner institutions will seek innovative teaching methods that will be tested in this specific context. These methods will be gathered in a training package available online, ready for implementation and use by training centres for adults across Europe.
Kick-off meeting in Krakow, Poland
The first meeting of the REaCT project took place in Krakow on January 30th to 31st 2018. The first day of the meeting took place in the Citizens’ Centre. During the meeting, the partners visited the Islamic Centre in Krakow and became acquainted with the centre’s challenges and activities. On the second day of the meeting, we visited the JCC (Jewish Community Centre in Krakow). We were introduced to the deputy director, Mr Sebastian, who briefly spoke about the history of Jews in Poland and about the history of the foundation of the JCC, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Partners organisations participating in the project are the Institute of Regional Development and Entrepreneurship (Tenczynek, Poland), DOREA (Limassol, Cyprus), IDEC (Piraeus, Greece), Previform (Ponte de Lima, Portugal) and LUETEC (Naples, Italy). This is a project funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus + programme with the strategic partnership for adult education, which will run until August 30, 2019.
We would like to invite you to take part in the international workshops focusing on the methods of six-minded hats with debates that will be used to create the three training modules. These methods will be used to learn critical thinking in order to conduct training to sensitise other cultures with teaching the tolerance. Workshops will take place on March 26 and 27, 2018 in Krakow. A detailed program of the workshops will be published on the Facebook page and the FIRRIP website.
If you want to learn more about the project or get involved in the project, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org