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KA2 “WE SHAN’T TOLERHATE”

TITLE: We Shan’t TolerHate (“WSTH”)

DURATION: 24 months 

Partnership 

Coordinator: ASOCIATIA SE POATE (Romania) 

NGO: MV INTERNATIONAL (Italy) 

NGO: ASOCIACIA ZA RAZVITIE NA BULGARSKIASPORT (Bulgaria) 

“We Shan’t TolerHate” (WSTH) focuses on promoting youth volunteering as an instrument to contrast discrimination against migrants and refugees among the youth categories and within the hosting societies at large. The surge in intolerance, stereotyping and discrimination against migrants and refugees represents one of the most glaring realities influencing political and civil society debate, particularly in the European polities most sensibly hit by the massive migrants and refugee flows from Africa and the Middle Eastern region. 

The final outputs of the project comprise: 

-Manual that will contain the details of the activities implemented and of the related methodologies, serving as a reference for youth operators and organizations willing to implement similar programmes or in need of a benchmark for the design of their own initiatives. 

-Blog that will serve participants and interested external users to keep a direct communication as well as a constantly updated repository of information regarding participants’ own follow-up on their learning 

-Web Platform will be created as a setting of information and e-learning storing information, pictures, videos about the project and will integrate digitalized versions of project outputs 

“We Shan’t TolerHate” (WSTH) focuses on promoting youth volunteering as an instrument to contrast discrimination against migrants and refugees among the youth categories and within the hosting societies at large

The necessity of setting the conditions for youth awareness about racism and discrimination as well as of the active contrast thereof in the field of youth is stressed by the European Youth Strategy, which sets the objective of supporting the development of cultural awareness and the contrast of prejudice among the youth.  

 METHODOLOGY: NFE Methods, simulations, video tutorials, interviews. 

Objectives:

WSTH is promoting rejection of stereotypes, racism and xenophobia among the youth as well as fostering their active involvement in promoting tolerance, inclusion and the positive values of European citizenship through finding, collecting, combining and improving existing good practices in the field of youth work as well as successful and tested methods forming part of the background of each partner organization processing the latter into reference resources for operators (Reports) and programmes of educational development. The target group of the project is going to be young people aged 18-25 of local and migrant origins from each partner country (10 youngster per partner country).  

Main activities: 

– Research and identification of European good practices in contrasting radicalization and prejudice among young people through Storytelling, Sport and Art. 

– 3 transnational Meetings. 

– Implementation of 3 Blended Youth Mobilities (1 per partner country) wherein partners will develop the knowledge, skills and competences of selected youngsters in employing unconventional instruments of Non Formal Education (Storytelling, Sport and Art) as tools for contrasting phenomena of racism and xenophobia among their fellow young people, as well as spreading positive values of inclusion and tolerance. 

– Implementing a set of local activities delivered by participating youngsters in each partner country towards an audience of their own peers (locals and migrants). The focus of the activities will be to convey the educational message of the project to youngsters in local realities. 

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KA1 “SLAM”

“Structured Learning for Awareness in Media” (SLAM) aims at enhancing young people’s awareness and critical thinking on the role of Mass Media as a challenge and precondition for more inclusive societies towards migrants and refugees.  

Start: 15-11-2019 – End: 14-11-2021
Project Reference: 608486-EPP-1-2019-1-BA-EPPKA2-CBY-WB
EU Grant: 100514.65 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Capacity Building for youth in neighbouring and enlargement countries

Project TOPICs:

The project explores the similarities, differences and potential synthesis among the different yet interrelated challenges faced by West Balkans countries and Europe within a transnational effort aimed at laying the grounds of a greater media literacy and critical thinking at the level of the youth and, by extension, of society as a means to provide an antidote against phenomena of hate speech and a building block of successful integration processes.

TARGET GROUPs:

Young people aged 18-25 in partner countries

APPROACH / METHODOLOGY:

NFE

Project ACTIVITIES:

– Research on the main challenges and best practices in media literacy in the field of migration/refugee issues in Europe and the West Balkans.

– International piloting of the Training Format with youth workers and leaders from each partner organization.

– Youth Exchange in Bosnia & Herzegovina on media literacy and migration/refugee involving young people aged 18-25 from each partner country.

– Seminar in Bosnia & Herzegovina with mixed groups of youth workers and young people (2 per category per organization) in whose context to brainstorm and co-devise the upcoming social campaigning.

– Social Campaign, online and offline (in all partner countries), wherein the youth will spread the values and instruments of media literacy acquired in the local communities and national societies by online and offline means.

– Creation of Guidebook (in all partner countries) in multiple languages for youth organizations external to the Consortium.

– Establishment of a project Website with project information and digital learning resources in multiple languages for young people.

For more information check out our partners websites:

Coordinator: BRAVO – Bosnian Representative Association for Valuable Opportunities (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 

NGO: Qendrat Youth for Social Changes (Albania) 

NGO: MLADIINFO MONTENEGRO (Montenegro) 

NGO: EPEKA (Sinop) 

NGO: KOM 018 (Serbia) 

NGO: BSDA (Bulgaria)  

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