We welcome you to our guide to Intercultural Education, a book developed on this crucial topic, that affects the stability and prosperity of both of our regions. Through this project we have gathered young people from across Europe and Mediterranean countries who hold the keys to solutions to our common problems. Together participants from the 10 partner countries produced this book through much discussions, meetings and hard work.
The project activities which included workshops, editorial and partnership meetings in the respective countries of the participants across regions (Latvia, Sweden, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Estonia) produced many fruitful discussions that lasted well into night. All these exchanges of experiences and sharing of best practices produced many ideas and suggestions that have an intercultural dimension and can be used in youth work, non-formal education, as well as the formal education system.
Through this project we aimed to encourage creative solutions and advance intercultural education among young people of the Euro-Mediterranean region. To increase communication and build trust to motivate young people across borders to take charge of the development of the Euro-Mediterranean region and recognize the benefits of working together across cultural boundaries as we share common goals and a common future. This book provides an opportunity to get an overview of our similarities and differences, and how these varied experiences can be used to gather momentum on ways forward. As well as methods that can be used towards building a common future. When we wake up in the world we are unaware what is waiting for us; some have mountains of opportunity to be whatever they want to be, others must live up to the anticipation of those around them, making few choices for themselves.
We recognize that working together is crucial to reach our common future goals.
OUR MISSION: To increase communication and build trust to motivate youngsters crossing borders to take charge of the development of the targeted area.
We would like to begin by thanking Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Union, National Civil Society Foundation, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, for their support during this project. Through their commitment to co-financing projects such as this one, intercultural education can actually become a sustainable meaningful reality for all.