Main activities

Methodology

Develop an innovating approach based on integration and alliance between refugees and non refugees. The model should be based on the joint participation of young refugees and non refugees inside the local community through an inter-cultural dialogue and musical comedies.

Definition of a curriculum of intercultural education to promote relations and communication between refugees and non refugees.

Intercultural workshops

Completion and testing of district inter-cultural workshops devoted to an initiation to musicals regrouping young refugees and non refugees in the pilot-cities in order to facilitate their active integration,stimulate the participation of young refugees in community life both cultural and social, to fight against racist mentalities and partitioning, make the refugee’s image better known, his experience and contribute to a better management of diversity inside the urban district.

Analysis and recommendations

Encouraging the local integration of refugees constitutes the very heart of the Project.
Identification of good practices (local/regional) insisting on the integration of refugees.In particular, fight against the 4 major obstacles identified by the UNHCR (insufficient knowledge of the local languages and cultural differences, lack of understanding in the host society of the refugees’ specific situation, discriminatory attitudes and lack of opening towards foreigners as well as the psychological impact of a long period of inactivity during asylum-seeking procedures.

Compilation of good practices

Drafting of an educational textbook to enable teachers (in the partner-cities but mainly at the European level) to tackle the refugees issue in the classroom and improve the pupils’ knowledge with a view to a better integration.