This project objective is to influence adult European citizens and encourage them to take action in favor of a more tolerant Europe, respectful of human rights and obligations, which entails a refugee population exceeding our borders. This project will address adult training institutions, trainers and workers in those institutions and adult learners from our regions.
In order to change mindset and attitudes of European citizens we need to start the intercultural education from adults as they are the ones that create and influence mindset and attitudes of their children. Development of tolerant and open society depends on example given and passed from adults to children.
To reach the project objectives partners' institutions will search for innovative teaching methods that will be tested in this specific context. Those methods will be gathered in the training Pack available on-line, ready to implement and use by adult training centres acros Europe.
Acing recent migration events European countries have intensified nationalistic behaviour. In this respect for many groups, e.g.. Journalists, politicians, public figures nationalist behaviour created a new challenge in the field of language used in public and promoting the values of equality and tolerance. This situation also forces focused action educators and adult education organisations. Due to the lack of new training solutions aimed at increasing the level of tolerance among adults affiliate organisations have decided to deal with this topic. 5 organisations operating in the field of adult education will build from scratch a methodological guide in the support of educators / staff / volunteers, etc.
It will include descriptions of several innovative methods selected in preparation for the project, which are designed to develop a sense of unity, equality and promote cultural tolerance.
This project is relevant in local /regional context of each partner because it provides their staff with pathways to improving their knowledge and competencies especially related to key competencies, communication and social fields. In each case they are an important human resource in each country/region partners works.
So, the relevance for the adult education priority consist of the target group itself – adults trainers/ staff / learners without important intercultural skills – who will be supported during the project in order to participate in a learning process as a new alternative opportunity to access adult education.
Each partner has an innovative and creative approach to the general theme and it is anticipated that the various innovations will be shared during the activities. Time will be created in each transnational meeting in order to effectively analyse the innovations and discoveries arising from the work. The learning Framework is for most partners innovative and the whole project is designed to encourage and foster innovation through flexibility, openness and lack of formality.