Projects

Social Rights are Human Rights

This seminar organized by Youth Express Network and hosted by the Intercultural Institute brought together 32 social youth workers from 13 countries acting at local levels across Europe. The aim of the project was to facilitate the exchange of experience regarding social and human rights.

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Romanian Students – Active European Citizens

The aim of this project was to promote EU values and to disseminate among youth in Romania information about EU institutions and main policies regarding cultural diversity, social inclusion and combating discrimination, as well as opportunities for citizens and civil society groups to engage with EU institutions and to participate in the European debate on these issues.

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European Partnership for Safer Schools through Education for Democratic Citizenship

The aim of this project was to develop teachers’ competences to implement democratic citizenship education programmes to prevent and reduce violence in schools and to identify the obstacles that prevent schools and teachers to implement such programs. The project offered schools around Europe the opportunity to adopt and adapt the European Charter for Democratic Schools without Violence.

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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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Click for Romania

On 13 April 2005 the European Parliament voted in favour of accepting Romania as a member of the European Union. Prior to this date, IIT had developed, in partnership with Gheorghe Serban Intercultural Centre and the Timis County Prefecture, a civic action to persuade the Members of the European Parliament to cast a favourable vote for Romania. The campaign lasted 10 days and was developed online through a dedicated website.

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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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NEWTECH – The use of new technologies of information and communication in intercultural education

From 2001 to 2004 IIT coordinated a project focused on the use of the new information and communication technologies (ICT) in intercultural education. The project aimed to develop, experiment and adapt a new teaching methodology for intercultural education based on the use of ICT; to create, evaluate and disseminate pedagogical tools and materials for initial and in-service teacher training on intercultural education, based on the use of ICT; to develop and test initial and in-service teacher training modules based on the methodology elaborated in the project.

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Romanimation

Romanimation was a mobile European project held in several locations in Romania, chronologically as follows: Timisoara – Dudestii Noi – Baile Calacea – Satchinez – Timisoara. For three weeks (4-24 August 2004), an international group of 26 participants from six European countries moved between the locations to implement the project.

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Intercultural Education and Democratic Citizenship in Schools

This major principle at the basis of our activities – approaching intercultural and civic education together – also catered for a series of activities implemented since the spring of 2002 in partnership with the British Council Romania. These activities aimed at integrating education for democratic citizenship and intercultural education as transversal elements of school life, changing not only the content and the methods of teaching and of the out-of-school activities, but also the general organizational culture of schools, including the way students are involved in the decision-making process.

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