Intercultural education

CARE – Combating Holocaust Denial and Distortion through Active Citizenship, Remembrance and Education

The project Combating Holocaust Denial and Distortion through Active Citizenship, Remembrance and Education, co-funded by the European Union through the CERV programme is implemented in the period 1 March 2024 – 28 February 2026.

The project aims to develop networks of educators and of young people who take action to remember the past in a dignified way, to prevent and combat Holocaust denial and distortion and to create frameworks for intercultural dialogue and active citizenship.

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DIGIVERSITY – Developing competences for democratic culture through online non-formal learning: Handbook for Educators

This handbook offers reflections on the opportunities and challenges of facilitating activities using digital tools. It aims at guiding and inspiring educators, now after the pandemic, when making choices about the optimal formats and methods to best address the educational needs and objectives of their activities.

This material has been developed in the framework of the project “DIGIVERSITY – Exploring best non-formal learning practices in digital settings in the field of education for democratic culture and intercultural dialogue”

Remember the Holocaust, Act for Democracy

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.

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ROMA CONNECT – Connecting grassroots Roma women throughout Europe to raise awareness against antigypsyism and boost their leadership capacity

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.

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The Beit Project – The Nomadic School of European Remembrance

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.

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Learning from the Past, Acting for the Future – European Citizens Stand Up in Front of Injustices

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.

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RELATION – Research, Knowledge, Education against Antisemitism

This project aims to create an innovative strategy for combating antisemitism that starts from a better knowledge of the Jewish history/traditions as part of the common history/traditions, and puts in place a set of educational activities in Italy, Spain, Romania and Belgium as well as online actions in order to tackle this phenomenon.

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SHIELD

SHIELD is a project funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund aimed at protecting places of worship from the risks of violent extremism. Implementing risk factors’ analysis, SHIELD is to enhance security postures at places of worship through improving the coordination, cooperation, and communication between law enforcement agencies, public authorities, faith leadership and congregations.

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Knowledge and Critical Understanding of History – A Key Competence for Democratic Culture

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.

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“Imagine” Seminar

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.

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