PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2011-1-RO1-COM06-14681

Interculturalitatea, creuzet al identătăţii şi cetăţeniei europene

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Romania
  • Turkey
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Greece
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Scoala Gimnaziala Viisoara

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    M-...

    ADDRESS

    loc. Viișoara, nr. 610, cod. 407590, jud. Cluj, – Viisoara

    CONTACT PERSON

    Camelia Costantea

    Interculturalism, crucible of European identity and citizenship

    Ethnic and cultural diversity are two characteristics of the European space. Our national and local societies are no exception. The interest of E.U. for promoting interculturalism and tolerance is an old preoccupation. This effort had intensified in the 2000s and it had culminated in the declaration of 2008 ‘the year of intercultural dialogue’ . Promoting interculturalism is still a priority on the E.U. agenda because the dialogue barriers between different ethnic groups have not been eliminated entirely, requiring a sustained effort by all societies. In the draft of the project, we left from the premise that intercultural education is the main tool to promote tolerance and interethnic understanding as active citizen’s fundamental values, member of democratic European society. The project focused on five categories of activities: -teaching activities designed to make the students to understand the terms such as tolerance, xenophobia, discrimination; - research activities which consisted of interviews with local personalities, collecting old photos to realize an exhibition and an album, expressions of the local history. - artistic activities consisting of revival of old children games, traditional dances performed during local and religious events. - practical skills that lead to the achievement of traditional items:carpets, trinkets, seen as evidence of each ethnic group’s contribution to the European cultural heritage. - culinary activities through which we identify the common points but also the originality of the partners’ cuisine. By promoting this king of education we aimed to find links between ethnic groups and eliminate the majority/ minority dichotomy. Our students would perceive Europe as a space of free dialogue and respect for diversity.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Romania
  • Turkey
  • Poland
  • Greece
  • Dictionary

    The dictionary contains basic phrases and word combinations in English and in the languages of all project partners: Turkish, Romanian, Slovenian, Polish, Greek. The decision of creating this dictionary was made in the course of project realisation as its additional product confirming our fruitful international cooperation. The dictionary was written by one of our students with the cooperation of representatives of the partner schools.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    Greek, English, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Turkish

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils, Teachers

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Didactic material

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes