Towards inclusive and sustainable Europe
The project aims to raise awareness about the importance of involving migrants and minorities fully in the civic society as well as sensitizing them to understand and appreciate the normality of different worldviews, customs, and ways of life among human beings.
PROGRAMM “TOWARDS INCLUSIVE ANDIn frame of the project we have achieved many positive results:
SUSTAINABLE EUROPE” 2021-2022 RESULTS
- We have organised 5 public debates and an EU High level public debate, with a flagship event the European Action Week with diverse programm, that was organised to celebrate Unity in
diversity. Events included: media campaign, debates, trainings, sharing stories, concerts, intercultural fair, exhibition, creative and educational workshops and an official international
summarizing conference of the program.
- Participants of the project have gained new skills & knowledge regarding inclusion, participation, overview of local and EU policies and specially migration and integration action plans also discovered the role of civil society organisations in ensuring the integration of migrants and refugees in EU.
- Participants of the project and particularly Civil Society has developed a new set of guidelines and responses on migration crises by setting new action plan for Pact on migration and asylum and supporting migrant & minority communities in exercising their rights and responsibilities in society.
- Through dialogue and education project have increased the communities’ tolerance, intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding.
- Through debates and opinions polls we have collected data (across Europe) on political discourse on local and EU level, on extremist and populist movements, distinct conceptions and
migration/minorities challenges that we used to formulate practical solutions for politicians and stakeholders acting as on national or European level.
- Participants have improved own understanding of the EU policy making-process, had a change to get to know more about legal and executive power representatives and participation of EU citizens in the policy making process by full engagement and sharing opinion by proposing practical solutions, empowerment of collaboration and sharing European values like: freedom, rule
of law, equality, participative democracy and promoting peace and stability in our communities.
- A report with practical suggestions for CSOs and governmental institutions has been issued on how to overcome stereotypes about migrants/minorities by deconstructing past & present
processes of stigmatization and encouraging intercultural dialogue.
- We have improved tolerance in the communities and empowered European citizens to become leaders of today, sharing EU values and cherishing Democracy.
- Project increased interaction and cooperation between the citizens and CSOs and among the CSOs themselves, while promoting partnerships with Governmental institutions.
- The main of the project:
- 610 participants in total, where 268 participants were not active within organisations/ institutions, and directly in the framework of the project more than 165 organisations and their representatives where involved into debates and contributed to the project outcomes.
- We organised more than 50 official debates and discussions, workshops and training etc on the questions related with support of the migrant & minority communities in exercising their rights and responsibilities in society and enhanced their feeling of belonging to the community, both local and European.
- We published and promoted a European report on the situation of migrants and minorities in our society and required changes in EU policies (based on the public debated/polls outcomes &
experts views) with practical solutions.
- We created a web-resource and communication platform in three official languages EN, FR, GER (with option of intranet for a safer communication).
- We created a nonformal IC Network for networking of the organisations/active citizens across Europe who are dealing with migrants/minority issues on different levels of the society.
Programm has involved participation of 12 official partners countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Neatherlands, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia and Greece.
International conference “Inclusive and Sustainable Europe: way forward or step back?”
The international conference “Inclusive and Sustainable Europe: way forward or step back?” was held in Tallinn, Estonia on the 5th of May 2022. The conference gathered experts and participants from more than 17 countries.
Workshop sessions on the 6th of May
Multiple workshop sessions were happening on the 6th of May. The so called workshop day was divided into two parts: in the first part international experts shared their expertise in such fields as migration and integration, intercultural dialogue, human rights and much more.
Concert performance on the 5th of May
The concert was held on May 5, with guest artists from Sweden and students from the Georg Ots School of Music. The concert was opened by the Gothenburg Alternative Orchestra under the direction of Jorge Alcaide.