Press release for the project “Cardinals”
Project № 2019-1-RO01-KA105-062502 under the Erasmus+ Program
TYPE OF PROJECT: Erasmus + Key Action 1 YOUTH EXCHANGE
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2019-1-RO01-KA105-062502
PROJECT DURATION: 1 August 2019 – 30 April 2019 (9 months)
MOBILITY PERIOD: 22 – 30 October 2019
AIM OF PROJECT
To place young people in a multicultural context and in an open space of communication, in order to encourage a curious and communicative attitude in intercultural dialogue.
– Creating a multicultural and multidisciplinary show/performance/show based on folk dances, contemporary dance, music and reciting poetry in a 7-day international mobility with 55 young people.
– Creating a youth community from 11 European and non-European countries by reinforcing multicultural tolerance and acceptance behaviors among 55 young people from 11 countries, for 7 days as part of a mobility project.
– To develop the cultural and artistic spirit among 55 young people from 11 countries during the 7 months of the project.
– Encouraging a tolerant and multicultural spirit among 55 young people in 11 countries over the 7 months of the project.
– Improve English language skills among 55 young people from 11 countries over the 7 months of the project.
The project is placed in an intercultural environment where so-called borders are contradictory from different points of view. On the one hand, young people are exposed to policies that highlight the existence of these borders and which can encourage resistance to other cultures. On the other hand, the world of communication tends towards total openness and cultural globalization due to the free and intense circulation of information over the Internet as well as the relativization of individual identity through virtualization.
The idea of the project is to place young people in a multicultural context and in an open space of communication. This idea responds to the need to encourage a curious and communicative attitude in intercultural dialogue. It is important that such initiatives support young people in clarifying their cultural identity and cultivating a balanced attitude about it.
The need for this project is to understand the multiculturalism and diversity of the world in all its complexity and to develop tolerant attitudes. Thus, the 11 organizations from EU and non-EU countries have set up this project to support members of their organizations to develop multicultural, tolerance and interaction skills with young people from other cultures.
We believe that it is a real need for today’s young people to identify and be able to present the essential elements of their own culture as well as to listen and learn about other cultures of the world. This need not only concerns them, but the whole culture they come from, as well as the nature of intercultural and international dialogue.
At the same time, in order to understand the global culture born with the spread of the Internet, the need to physically travel and expose to new, new cultures appears as an essential one. More specifically, the cultural identity of young people is composed not only of what is specific to each culture by differentiation, but also by similarity. Dialogue is strengthened by empathy and by finding common elements, even in the midst of the different. In this respect, direct interaction in a more diverse cultural community is a solution with great potential.
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