Non-formal education as a strategy to foster intercultural dialogue

Duration: 2015

Budget: 116,022.25 €.

The project aims at promoting new forms of non-formal education as a strategy to strengthen intercultural dialogue internally, between members of the Anna Lindh Foundation, and externally, between Euro-Mediterranean civil society.

It consists in the organisation of three day meeting in Tarragona (Spain), gathering representatives of 108 organizations from 12 Euro-Mediterranean countries, coordinated by the European Institute of the Mediterranean in partnership with 11 networks of the ALF (Algeria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal and Tunisia).

Over the course of three days, Rovira i Virigili University, schools, civic centers, streets and squares in the city turns into spaces to experiment with non-formal education strategies in order to foster trust and mutual understanding, as well as to expose good practices related to promotion of intercultural dialogue.

The meeting is structured as follows: the first day entitled “We get to know each other” intends to share good practices related non-formal education through workshops and educational activities, as well as concerts, showing how music can become a medium for intercultural dialogue. The second day titled “We Interact” intends to implement concrete non-formal and intercultural education strategies through workshops and promotes partnership building through networking sessions. The last day intends to take to the streets the strategies shared during the previous two days and approach the local public. A total of 7 types of activities are envisaged: presentations of good practices, practical workshops for participants, workshops for children in teachers’ centers, workshops open in public space, a Cine fórum, a networking session, artistic presentations, and a Mediterranean Music concert.

In addition to knowledge building, the project aims to improve and strengthen the links and synergies between members of the ALF networks who share interests in non-formal education strategies.


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