The aim of this project was to organize citizens’ panels on the importance of intercultural dialogue in the context of an increasingly intercultural European Union, exploring original and innovative methodology, with the potential to encourage citizens’ participation and to stimulate dialogue between European citizens and the institutions of the European Union.
The target group of the project ACID were young people and young adults (aged 18-30 years old), migrants and refugees, adults and aged people, politicians, representatives of the civil society (NGOs, cultural associations, trade unions), teachers and educators from the participating countries. Special attention was paid to involving average citizens of different demographic, social and professional backgrounds and to involving citizens who would not have spontaneously participated in projects of a European nature.
The specific objectives of the project:
The main activities implemented by the project ACID were:
The countries participating in the project were: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Romania.
The working language during transnational meetings and during the European panel was be English. At national level the panels were in the national languages, while the final DVD is available both in English and the national languages.
Project Duration: 1 January – 30 October 2009.
UniTS – Università del Terzo Settore, Italy – Project Coordinator – www.uniterzosettore.it
Future Worlds Center, Cyprus – http://www.cnti.org.cy
Antigone, Greece – http://www.antigone.gr
Numena, Portugal – http://www.numena.org.pt/
Intercultural Institute of Timisoara, Romania – http://www.intercultural.ro
For more details please visit: http://acid-project.wikifoundry.com