Feel It! – Feel the difference

Thursday 29 November 2012

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Feel it“Feel It – Feel the difference” is a two years (Oct 20120-March 2014) project financed by the European Union (European Integration Fund), which main objective is to promote the integration of third country nationals in the Member States of the European Union. Its main idea is to enhance the awareness about the importance of immigration to increase of cultural and economic diversity, and, in consequence, to strengthen Europe’s global competitiveness on the basis of a common European identity. It thus aims at revealing the positive aspects of migration in terms of diversity and its manifold contributions as an enriching resource for a multicultural Europe.

In this context, the project’s core idea is to encourage intercultural dialogue and knowledge by including both migrants and the receiving communities in cultural and entertaining activities that will be carried out in all of the six European partner cities (Innsbruck, Leicester, Madrid, Palermo, Stuttgart and Vilnius). These activities include a set of different events organized in the public space and in schools, such as installations (“Path of diversity”), exhibitions and workshops, as well as school project weeks (establishment of school curricula). The original idea underlying the whole project isto provide people with the opportunity to physically feel diversity. Through the sensuous and interactive experiencing of cultural differences and specifics the project aims at stimulating the senseof kinship and at promoting the perception of diversityas a necessary and enriching element of a multicultural society.

For information, please contact Tiziana Giordano, tiziana.giordano@cesie.org

Rethinking autonomy without acronyms: reflections from the local training

Rethinking autonomy without acronyms: reflections from the local training

CIVILHOOD addressed the autonomy of young migrants, emphasizing the complexity of their experiences and the need for flexible approaches. Challenges include the difficulty in defining autonomy and the impact of the dynamics of reception on their growth and integration. The CIVILHOOD project has developed educational resources to support practitioners and volunteers in addressing these challenges.