The aim of this project is to consolidate students’ and teachers’ European identity by supporting them to move away from nationalist interpretations of history – which are still prevalent, despite slight improvements.
Teachers from several European countries will be involved in a process aiming at broadening and deepening their understanding of modern history in Europe, particularly the Holocaust.Read More
Roma women from all over Europe need a sorority network that allows them to become a voice in their community and a motor of change. The project is relevant as it aims to promote equality and combat discrimination on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, socioeconomic and educational background, of Roma Women respecting the principle of non-discrimination on the grounds provided for in Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Roma Women suffer multiple discrimination based on all these levels It is also based on the principle of gender mainstreaming, making women the drivers of the project. The project intends to provide an intersectional and bottom-up approach to prevent and fight against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, and discrimination, online and offline.Read More
The Beit Project, innovative international project on living together, which will be in 2023 for the first time in Timisoara. The project combines historical heritage with reflection on cultural diversity, its meanings and contemporary challenges.read more
The project aims to connect non formal educational trainers who work in the field of democratic culture, diversity, intercultural learning and related topics and to offer a profound exchange of experiences in working in an online-environment. A handbook containing best parctices in online or blended learning will be developed.
The project “Learning from the Past, Acting for the Future – European Citizens Stand Up in Front of Injustices” was coordinated by the Intercultural Institute Timisoara in partnership with Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea from Italy, Tsentar za Mezhduetnicheski Dialog i Tolerantnost Amalipe from Bulgaria and Big Picture Association from Poland. The project was co-funded by the European Union through the Europe for Citizens Programme.Read More
The project aims to provide a digital platform for teachers, parents and pupils that integrates sustainable development educational goals, participatory learning and digital storytelling for a holistic and democratic approach in education through blended learning.
By combining a sustainable education pedagogical method with participatory learning methods (including design thinking) and digital storytelling, Digital Destiny will develop a new pedagogical approach, based on the Competence Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture, that is suitable for a blended learning approach for young learners.
In addition, Digital Destiny will offer professional development training materials and education tools to be used to support blended learning environments for children 6-12 years old.
The project is coordinated by North Consulting from Iceland and includes, together with the Timisoara Intercultural Institute, partners from Belgium (DJAPO and Mediawijs, Flemish Knowledge Center for Digital and Media Literacy) and Greece (University of West Macedonia). The project started in March 2021, it has a duration of two years and it is funded by the European Commission through the ERASMUS + program.
More details about the project are available at www.digitaldestiny.eu.
The aim of this project is to support schools in creating a culture of democracy in which students learn about the past and act in order to prevent history from repeating.
Teachers from several European countries will be involved in a process aiming at developing their competences to teach about the Holocaust and active citizenship. The Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture, published by the Council of Europe in 2018 will serve as the basis for the development of the training methodology.Read More
Between the 19th and the 21st of November 2021, in Toledo, Spain, the “Imagine” Seminar engaged a group of 30 school and university students in dialogues and debates around different current controversial issues.Read More
The project “Democratic Culture – A Community Project” takes place between August 1, 2021 and March 31, 2023 and aims to develop local civic groups to support schools in the counties Alba, Arges, Botosani, Buzau, Gorj, Hunedoara, Maramures and Valcea in the process of developing students’ competences for democratic culture.Read More
The Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) was published by the Council of Europe in April 2018 and is made up of 3 volumes.
contains the Model of Competences: 20 competences divided into four areas – values, attitudes, skills and knowledge and critical understanding – as well as information about the background to the model, how it was developed and how it is intended to be used.
contains competence descriptors, that is, a series of statements setting out learning targets and outcomes for each competence. These descriptors are intended to help educators design learning situations that enable them to observe learners’ behaviour in relation to a given competence.
offers guidance on how the Model of Competences might be used in six education contexts: curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, teacher training, whole school approach and the prevention of radicalization and extremism.
For more information about the Reference Framework, please see the website of the Council of Europe: https://www.coe.int/en/web/campaign-free-to-speak-safe-to-learn/reference-framework-of-competences-for-democratic-culture.