Intercultural education

ACID – Active Citizens for Intercultural Dialogue

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.

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RURBAN – Interculturality in the rural and in the urban areas, in Romania and Hungary

The aim of the project was to develop youth cooperation in the cross-border area between Romania and Hungary, through joint activities of the young people in the region, which were meant to stimulate their interest for active engagement both in aggregating their own interests, as well as for active involvement in community life in general.

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INTERMUSE – Intercultural Education through Museums

INTERMUSE project started from the idea that museums represent valuable resources for intercultural education but innovative methodologies need to be developed to increase motivation for learning, particularly among upper-secondary school pupils. The aim of the project was to stimulate pupils’ active involvement in intercultural learning and their reflection on sensitive and complex issues regarding cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, as well as their willingness to learn other languages, by engaging them in the design of computer games in the framework of school-museum cooperation.

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EUROPEP – Priority Education Policies in Europe

Through EUROPEP Project a comparative study was conducted on priority education policies in eight European countries, selected based on the diversity of their education system: UK, Belgium, France, Greece, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden.

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International Congress for Intercultural Research

In 2007 the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara organised the 11th Congress of the organisation Association pour la Recherche Interculturelle (ARIC), gathering in Timisoara over 150 researchers from Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. The Congress was entitled: Territories, Limits, Crossings. Interculturality in Movement and allowed the presentation of researches from diverse disciplines such as: psychology, sociology, linguistics, education, anthropology, law, etc.

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EDE – Education through Diversity in Europe

This project was an action research developed in a partnership between researchers, teachers and educators from eight countries of the European Union with the aim to study the conditions and the possibility of education through diversity. Diversity is a richness that needs to be cultivated in order to open the perspectives of teachers and students in order to deconstruct stereotypes and prejudices. The action research studies carried on in this project took into account the diversity of sex, ethnicity and socio-cultural background.

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INTERtool – Intercultural Competencies for European Project Managers and Teams

The INTERtool project aimed at providing European project managers and teams in adult education with the specific intercultural competencies necessary for successful transnational cooperation, with a strong focus on the virtual dimension.

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Tools for Intercultural Education

The aim of the project was to put together various experiences and competences in order to achieve an exchange of good practices, to test the didactic materials and methodologies developed in different contexts and to produce new didactic materials. The main methodology was based upon the use of audio-visual support.

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Mosaic of Banat Youth

This project gathered 50 young people of 10 different ethnic groups from Banat region, who travelled in the period of 26 August – 5 September 2005 through the following countries: Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria. The aim of the project was to support young people in discovering the cultural heritage of the minorities in Banat and reflecting on the co-habitation of different ethnic groups in the region.

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For an Intercultural Perspective in Education for Democratic Citizenship: The Challenges of Non-formal Education

A national seminar with this title took place in Bucharest in January 2004 as part of a SOCRATES – GRUNDTVIG project coordinated by the Tallaght Partnership (Ireland) and implemented by the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara in collaboration with organisations from Spain and Bulgaria, with cooperation from the Council of Europe and UNESCO. The event was attended by representatives of several important public institutions, including the Ministry of Education, the Department for Interethnic Relations, the Youth Agency and the Institute for Educational Sciences, the Council of Europe Information Office in Bucharest, as well as some of the most active Romanian NGOs in this field.

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