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

2013-1-PL1-GRU06-38757

Róznorodność kulturowa i wielojęzyczność Europy - jak o tym uczyć?

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Poland
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    CENTRUM EDUKACJI MIĘDZYKULTUROWEJ

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Non-profit associations

    ADDRESS

    Aleja Wolności 37 F 7 – Nowy Sącz

    CONTACT PERSON

    Halina Komar

    Cultural diversity and multilingualism of Europe - how to learn about it?

    Our project partners were selected from very different cultures, with different languages: Slavic, Germanic, Finno-Ugric and Dutch (Frisian). It guaranteed an interesting experience through educational, intellectual and artistic programmes implemented during the seminars in each partner country. Harmonious cooperation and achievement of good results was also due to the use of Esperanto as a common work language. The project aimed to increase the awareness of interculturalism and to show ways and methods how to get in contact with and deepen knowledge of cultural heritage, history, art, folklore and traditions in the partner countries, we got examples of preservation of local festivities, customs and expressions of tolerance in regions with various ethnic groups. We have learnt and want to pass on knowledge of how to avoid nationalistic behavior while preserving cultural identities. To enhance the interest of the participants and the audience in the subject of multicultural societies, we called for active participation in folklore performances and folk festivals, involved intergenerational groups in our activities and seminars knowing that learning by doing would be more effective than traditional courses and lectures. It was also our responsibility to include the youth in our project. International meetings made the process of learning about one’s own and other cultures even more interesting. The results of our actions had been examined, shown in our products and widely disseminated. Conclusions from the project will be included also in the future work plans of the partner organizations. Using our experience in DE, HU, NL and PL, we produced brochures on culture and traditions, films, albums, teaching materials with methodical, didactical guides, online courses and a special multilingual website. All these can be very useful not only for the old and the young to learn but also for teachers to teach about the cultural diversity and multilingualism of Europe.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Poland
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Internet Platform for the Project

    A special internet platform at edukado.net/grundtvig for the project partners, for communication, forums, course and seminar materials, also with teachers' guide, photo albums, films about the project (with a lot of information and links).

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Students, Trainees, Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers, Educators, Parents, Special Needs

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Website

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    No