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IIT acts as host and support organizations for ESC volunteers

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In 2021-2022 IIT:

– supported one volunteer who was hosted by Internationaler Bund Polska in Poland, in the framework of the project WELL – volunteering. The volunteer worked mainly in schools for disabled children;

– hosted three volunteers from Italy and Luxembourg in the framwork of the project Combating intoleration through education. The volunteers worked with techers, with young peole and with refugees, they contributed to research and organization of national and international events.

Council of Europe Webinar about the Teacher Reflection Tool

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The Education Department of the Council of Europe is organising a webinar to introduce the Teacher Reflection Tool (TRT), developed on the basis of the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC).

The webinar will take place on 17 February 2022 from 16.00 to 18.00 CET, see attached details.

The webinar will present: Why the TRT was developed; The features of the TRT; and how it can be used. 

The event will be held in English and on the online platform Blue Jeans Events. Please register here.

The agenda of the webinar is available in English and French in this document:

Training for Trainers – Call for participants

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March 30th – April 4th, 2022, Timisoara (Romania)

We are happy to invite civic educators, youth workers, and young people who are interested in learning how to use our brand-new DEMOGAMES to design and implement educational processes around Democracy.

Participants’ Profile

  • Interested in facilitating educational processes about democracy using educational games (with or without previous experience)
  • Basic knowledge of English (at least level B1).

The application procedure and more details about the event are available in the document at this link. The deadline for applications is February 14th, 2022.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS AGED 14-18:

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Online exchange

Dealing with Popular Myths. Youth Work against Disinformation and Distortion of Historical Facts

Are you a young person aged 14 to 18?

Are you interested in contemporary history and comparing it with the nowadays issues?

Would you like to know more about myths and historical distortions? To learn how they influence our society and our ways of thinking about “the other”? To see if different European countries have similar myths?

If your answers are positive, you are the perfect candidate for this online exchange!

What is the exchange about? The exchange will focus on myths from the past, covering the topics of antisemitism and Holocaust denial, anti-Gypsysm and Roma discrimination, anti-Muslim propaganda and xenophobia. The program also includes contemporary myths regarding anti-migrant and anti-refugees propaganda and discussions on how European societies are using similar patterns to create new “enemies” and “scapegoats”. The exchange aims to map myths and distortions of historical facts among youth and deconstruct them through the tools of historic-civic education.

At the end of the exchange, you will create your own presentation and a story about a chosen myth from your country. Later on we will use the materials you created to make educational videos debunking historical myths, so don’t miss out this opportunity to make a difference!

You will meet, chat and interact with other young people like yourself, from other countries. Together with your peers from Croatia, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Spain, you will have the chance to learn, discuss and debate these topics. You will also have the opportunity to express your imagination in creative workshops and prepare materials for the videos we will create.

Who can apply? Residents or nationals of Croatia, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Spain with ages between 14 and 18, with good command of English.

When and where does it take place? From the 12th to the 16th April 2021, with daily online sessions of maximum 3 hours/day, in the afternoon.

How to apply? Fill in this Application form until 5thApril 2021: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPM-14-18.

The applicants will be informed about the outcome of the selection process by the 7thApril.

The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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“Dealing with popular myths. Youth work against disinformation and distortion of historical facts”

Are you a young person aged 19 to 25?

Would you like to know more about what are myths and historical distortions? How do they influence our society and our ways of thinking about “the other”? Are they the same in different European countries?

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International Webinar on Digital Storytelling with Roma Parents

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The DREAMS project consortium is organising an International Webinar on Digital Storytelling with Roma Parents on 3 December 2020 at 15h CET.

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Call for Online Participants – Autumn School on Promoting the Value of Civil Society in Europe

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The Autumn School will take place between 26.10 and 02.11.2020, via Zoom. Registration is open until 26.10 at this link: https://forms.gle/GTEENL6mV2R2QhMs5.

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Call for Applications: Learning from the Past – Acting for the Future. Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights

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A 11-week online engagement professional opportunity for teachers in Europe (21 September – 4 December, 2020)

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Preparatory Meeting for Europe for Citizens Project

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On 11th and 12th February 2020 the Intercultural Institute Timisoara hosted the Preparatory meeting in the framework of the project “Learning from the Past, Acting for the Future”, supported by the Europe for Citizens Programme.

Representatives from partner organisations reiterated their commitment for the project aim and objectives and established together a work plan for the project activities.

Digital Storytelling – Training of Trainers

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Between the 3rd and 7th of February 2020, the Intercultural Institute Timisoara hosted a training of trainers on the topic of digital storytelling. We all have a personal story to tell and, sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s what the participants in the training learnt – how to transmit a message using photos, drawings, collages, with or without a voice. The participants were members of the project partner organizations.

The training was part of the project Dreams, financed through the Erasmus+ Programme – Strategic Partnerships for adult education, implemented by Media Actie Kuregem Stad Organization (Belgium), in partnership with the Intercultural Institute Timisoara (Romania), Health and Social Development Foundation (Bulgaria) and All Digital Association (Belgium). The aim of the project is to empower Roma parents to speak about their struggles and problems regarding the education of their children. By using the digital storytelling technique, they can reveal issues about Roma exclusion from schooling, segregation, humiliating treatments of Roma children and thus build bridges between the community and the educational system.