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.
V Public Debates: “Rethinking education strategies for vulnerable groups by mapping of barriers to social inclusion and education“ in Gothenburg, Sweden, 18-21. November 2021
The VI Public Debates “Rethinking education strategies for vulnerable groups by mapping barriers to social inclusion and education” within the frame-project Inclusive Europe took place in Gothenburg from 18th till 21st November.
The idea was to map the main challenges and opportunities of education and inclusion and integration policy in EU, civil society, human rights, non-formal and intercultural education, breaking stereotypes, countering discrimination in the education system (by age, gender, national origin and disability) and education tools and services. Many exciting speakers participated in the discussion, highlighting the usefulness of creating a comparative perspective, being open to ideas from other countries (regions), finding common goals and policy approaches, and integrating through different means and mediums.
The presentations were delivered by Ms Karin Heimdahl (international coordinator, Education Administration, the City of Gothenburg); Ms Anastasia Psallida (representative of The House of Europe in Rhodes); Ms Zahra Bayati (Senior Lecturer at Department of Education, Communication and Learning in University of Gothenburg) and Laura Maria Rajala (Director of Fimigtant Finland); Ms Ljubov Lisina (AHEAD); Mr Uwe Schmidt (Director of Brakula Culture Centre); Georgi Botcharov (student of the Lyceum Estonia).
The second day of the public debates was at the Museum of World Culture, where participants had the final discussions. On the last day, participants were finalizing the content of proposals for the European Report. All results will be reflected in the European Report Inclusive Europe, prepared collectively by the partners.
The project is co-funded by European Commission in frame of Europe for Citizens Programme.
INCLUSIVE EUROPE BARCELONA 15TH-18TH SEPTEMBER
Intercultural Dialogue and Anti-Discrimination Strategies
The III Public Debates “Intercultural Dialogue and Anti-Discrimination Strategies” within the frame-project Inclusive Europe in Barcelona, 15th-18th September. The idea was to map the main challenges and opportunities to foster intercultural dialogue and create an anti-discrimination strategy for governments, local communities, organizations and citizens, as much as to build a resilient and cohesive society in general. Partner countries representatives exchanged views on anti-discrimination policies, local realities on human rights and inclusion. Besides, the role of the EU and other funds was highlighted, and their priorities for the nearest future to support national efforts on inclusion. The key role of multistakeholder partnerships in the integration processes and inclusion was discussed. The event was organized in Barcelona by AHEAD (Association of Human Rights Educators). Many exciting speakers participated in the discussion, including political representatives, researchers and educators, and leading figures facilitating inclusive policies and integration through different means and mediums. The presentations were delivered by Mr. Xavier Baro (AHEAD, Association of Human Rights Educators, Spain); Ms. Georgina Casas (Coordinator of the Migration Group of the Federation of Organizations for the Global Justice, Spain); Anna-Liza Starkova (Lund University, Sweden); Mr. Adriano Amorosi (Coordinators of Eurocivis); Mr. Antonio Pacheco (CulturFACE, Portugal); Ms. Anna Elia Ramon (CHEDA, Ghana, Spain); Ljubov Lisina (AHEAD); Piter Weisenbacher (Human Rights Institute, Slovakia).
The Participants visited the European Institute of the Mediterranean, where they heard fruitful and very detailed experts’ presentations on the national situation with social inclusion and anti-discrimination strategies, which the government of Catalonia implements. Ms. Renate Gross (coordinator of Estonian National Foundation of Civil Society) revealed the content and the main priorities of their fund, successes, and challenges among civil society; Ms. Paula Arce Becerra (Non-Discrimination office of the Barcelona City Council).
The second day of the Conference took place in European Commission European Parliament Office in Barcelona, where the final workshops were done. The keynote speeches were given by representatives of Eurocomission Ms. Esther Pozo Policy Assistant to the Commissioner for Home Affairs of the European Commission, with particular focus on migrants; and Ms. Laura Rahola, Communication Officer of the European Commission office in Barcelona. The day is finished by conclusions and recommendations that participants agreed upon during the conference. All results will be reflected in the European Report Inclusive Europe prepared collectively by the partners.
Project is co-funded by European Commission in frame of Europe for Citizens programme.