INTERCULTURAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION

(Portugal, Lithuania, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Ireland, Tunisia – 7 trainers from those countries)

Training courses for teachers, youngsters, women groups, unemployed or retired people,  other groups of societies of each country.

Youth centre Babilonas – one of the partners in this project, arranged by Anna Lindh Foundation (2021)

The platform was created as a result of the “Pilot training on intercultural citizenship education in the EuroMed region”, in which 7 trainers from 7 different countries implemented local trainings on intercultural citizenship education between May and October 2021. After the training courses were implemented, participants from all the countries met in a virtual exchange where they shared their experiences and good practices and collected them in this platform that will remain available for permanent consultation and inspiration.

A wonderful tool for anyone working in intercultural contexts.

The 7 countries involved in the project were:  Morocco, Lithuania, Tunisia. Ireland, Egypt, Portugal and Greece.

                    

https://www.unsdg.ee/

Project: Together towards green, sustainable and digital society of Nordic-Baltic region 2021-2022

The main goal of the project “Together towards green, sustainable and digital society of Nordic-Baltic region” is to promote green growth and sustainability in the Nordic-Baltic region by reaching the SDGs and regional cooperation in building the green future of the region. This project aims is to increase knowledge of young adults, teachers, NGO experts and representative of vulnerable groups about UN SDGs in the context of globalized world, as well as enhance their capacity as well as enhance their capacity to be an agents of change and their engagement towards achieving greener and sustainable lifestyle in their daily activities. Besides creating a thematic international network of Nordic-Baltic actors, project aims to increase the competence and knowledge of the project target groups (young adults, representative of vulnerable groups (migrants, refugees and minorities) also partner organizations on sustainable development in general and on cross-cutting themes of UN’s Agenda 2030 SDG. In addition, the project aims to empower and emphasize the role of NGO educators and teachers at public schools as active and important change makers in the field of sustainable development by increasing their capacity and cooperation opportunities. Project’s activities include an international conference & kick off meeting, 2 transnational partners and experts meetings and 2 workshops sessions including local study visits, development of educational toolkit and web-resource, communication activities related with promotion of sustainable development themes. Project includes partners from six countries mainly from NGOs, Youth and educational centre. In Nordic-Baltic countries we had a sustainable partner who acts as the change maker and facilitator of the national network. During the project, the purpose is to further enhance the network and make it a well functioning and solid platform on sustainable development education. ACTIONS: – International gathering and Kick off Meeting  (5 participants per country and 20 locals)

8-10. April 2022, Vilnius, Lithuania – Second workshop sessions on gender equality, digital society, sustainable welfare and accessible education /   https://www.unsdg.ee/workshops/lithuania/              

The Project is financed by Nordplus Adult program of Nordic Council and international partners.                         More info:                      https://www.unsdg.ee/

Act for dialogue , Be a plural citizen! (starts in 2021)

The project “Act for dialogue, Be a plural citizen! "Aims to contribute to a better understanding and appropriation of the common heritage constituting the Euro-Mediterranean plural identity and to exchange experiences on how to understand and promote multicultural citizenship through non-formal education. By mobilization and networking, 36 Moroccan participants will work with 24 participants from partner countries around education for intercultural citizenship in a framework of intercultural exchange through the following activities:  

  • Online capacity building
  • Online debates 
  • International learning and sharing forum
9 partners countries: Morocco, France, UK, Portugal, Egypt, Tunisia, Lithuania, Spain, Turkey.

   Project:                         Towards inclusive and sustainable Europe (starts in 2021)

Project aims to raise awareness about the importance of involving migrants and minorities fully in the civic society as well as sensitising them to understand and appreciate the normality of different worldviews, customs and ways of life among human beings. In addition the project aims to support migrant & minority communities in exercising their rights and responsibilities in society and enhance their feeling of belonging to the community, both local and European.Project activities includes: six public debates in partner countries on questions challenging minorities/migrants and our society; a media campaign on combating the stigmatisation and importance of inclusion/integration target groups; and a central event of the project is an active citizenship week with a very diverse agenda. We aim to simultaneously highlight minority and migrants’ involvement on a local level and in the larger European Community and celebrate it. Active citizenship week includes: concerts, intercultural fair, creative workshops and an international conference. Around that event we aim to build an informal network of organisations, governmental institutions and active citizens working on ground with migrants and minority.Partner courtiers: Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, Greece. Totally in project will take part 505 participants.Project activities:

  •  25-28.03.2021 Amsterdam, prepmeeting - 17 people.
  • 13.05-16.05.2021 Hamburg, Public Debates (Western) - 35 people
  • 19-22.08.2021 Bratislava, Public Debates (Eastern) - 36 people
  • 23-26.09.2021 Barcelona, Public Debates (Central) - 31 people
  • 21-24.10.2021 Rhodes, Public Debates (South) - 31 people
  • 18-21.11.2021 Göteborg, Public Debates (Northern) - 32 people
  • 17-20.02.2022 Brussels, EU high Level debated with vulnerable groups - 85 people
  • 03.05 - 10.05.2022 Tallinn, European active citizens week - 255 people

Outcomes: - Media campaign and web-resource development- A European report on the situation of migrants and minorities in our society and required changes in EU policies (based on the public debated/polls outcomes & experts views) with practical solutions.- A web resource, that we have dubbed the Intercultural Citizenship Network. This is intended as a platform for networking for organisations/active citizens across Europe who is dealing with migrants/minority issues on different levels of the society, but mainly those who are involved in the fields of advocacy, human rights, culture or education. - Empowered and tolerant European citizens.

Meeting in Göteborg, Sweden 10-12. june 2022.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Dates: 10-12 th June 2022 (Working days: 10, 11 June  and summary on 12th June 2022)

Venue on 10th June:  Burgårdens Gymnasium (Skånegatan 20, 412 51 Göteborg)

Venue on 11th June: Museum of World Culture (Museum of World Culture, Södra vägen 54, Göteborg)

Venue on 12th June: Apple Hotel (Torpavallsgatan 6, 416 73 Göteborg, Sweden

Local coordinator: Susanne Kallanvaara, Burgårdens Gymnasium +46767983292

Content Manager and head organiser: Vassili Golikov, SSCW  +372 55602993

Communication manager: Daina Arfanova, Femina +372 53267778

Representation: Each country is represented by at least 2 delegates (adult learner and organisation representative)

*Themes: climate change, sustainable lifestyle, sustainable development education for vulnerable groups, adult learners and civil society.

Project: Together towards green, sustainable and digital society of Nordic-Baltic region 2021-2022 

https://www.unsdg.ee/nordplus-adult-programm/?fbclid=IwAR2FbWNQ6zsji4MGb3PbkFcwip7afuBCb27-HDpwzP9KCgUhVPeG9bjeLnE  

The main goal of the project “Together towards green, sustainable and digital society of Nordic-Baltic region” is to promote green growth and sustainability in the Nordic-Baltic region by reaching the SDGs and regional cooperation in building the green future of the region. This project aims is to increase knowledge of young adults, teachers, NGO experts and representative of vulnerable groups about UN SDGs in the context of globalized world, as well as enhance their capacity as well as enhance their capacity to be an agents of change and their engagement towards achieving greener and sustainable lifestyle in their daily activities.

Besides creating a thematic international network of Nordic-Baltic actors, project aims to increase the competence and knowledge of the project target groups (young adults, representative of vulnerable groups (migrants, refugees and minorities) also partner organizations on sustainable development in general and on cross-cutting themes of UN’s Agenda 2030 SDG.

In addition, the project aims to empower and emphasize the role of NGO educators and teachers at public schools as active and important change makers in the field of sustainable development by increasing their capacity and cooperation opportunities.

Project’s activities include an international conference & kick off meeting, 2 transnational partners and experts meetings and 2 workshops sessions including local study visits, development of educational toolkit and web-resource, communication activities related with promotion of sustainable development themes.

Project includes partners from six countries mainly from NGOs, Youth and educational centre. In Nordic-Baltic countries we had a sustainable partner who acts as the change maker and facilitator of the national network. During the project, the purpose is to further enhance the network and make it a well functioning and solid platform on sustainable development education.

ACTION PLAN:
– International gathering and Kick off Meeting  (5 participants per country and 20 locals)
26-29. August 2021, Narva, Estonia
– Conference “Global Conversation 2022” under titel “Contributing to a good Life in a Sustainable Nordic – Baltic Region by implementation of UN’s Agenda 2030”

– Workshop sessions (4 participants per country +1 expert)
3 -5. December 2021, Vantaa, Finland – The first workshop sessions on green growth, climate change and Clean Baltic Sea themes.
8-10. April 2022, Vilnius, Lithuania – Second workshop sessions on gender equality, digital society, sustainable welfare and accessible education

– Transnational partners and experts meetings (2 participants per country)
11-13. March 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark – First partners & experts meeting
10-12. June 2022, Mälmo, Sweden – Second partners & experts meeting
5-6. August 2022, Riga, Latvia – Third partners & experts meeting  

Main practical outcomes:
– SDG Network
– Toolkit
– Web-resource
– New skills, knowledge, best practices.

Project results:
• The Target group has learned how UN SDGs could be achieved on local and international level and how they can contribute to UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development implementation and will describe their role in the achievement of SDGs.
• Gained theoretical knowledge and practical skills on how to utilize the existing international and regional human rights and educational instruments to prepare and implement youth and adults-friendly policies in content of sustainable development education,
Gained new skills and knowledge in the themes of all UN SDGs and especially on green growth,
climate change, clean Baltic Sea, gender equality, digital society and tools of good governance and sustainable welfare.
• Improved their understanding about UN Sustainable Development Goals and “Generation 2030 programme”, importance of local activities and regional cooperation, sustainability and adults learning empowerment in the context of regional processes and international politics.
• Built a network of active young adults, educators and representatives of vulnerable groups, also civil society organisations, government representatives and other relevant organisations.
• Useful educational toolkit (short educational films, training manual) and web-resource, for adult learners, vulnerable groups and experts working in the various fields of SDGs themes.

The Project is financed by Nordplus Adult programm of Nordic Council and international partners