The Cultural Crossroads Erasmus+ project focuses on preventing and combating xenophobia and anti-migrant hatred, through activities creating better understanding between communities, including interreligious and intercultural activities, and focusing on: i) capacity building of educators and professionals and ii) building in-community coalitions. Amongst its main objectives are the increase of the involvement and training of professionals (educators and trainers) and actors involved in issues related to discrimination and phenomena of Islamophobia along with the nurturing of conditions and the development of tools for the better understanding between communities.
With respect to the third transnational meeting’s agenda hosted by the European Institute of Local Development (EILD) in Athens (GR), the topics focused primarily on the activities still to be implemented and their proper evaluation along with the development of the toolkit and video materials. More specifically, during the first day the partners focused initially on the outcomes of the focus groups held to inform the development of the toolkit and the implementation of the EPALE community of practice. The discussion proceeded with the hows and whys of the video creation and its dissemination and promotional strategy.
Next topics further analysed included the guidelines for the training module (topics, selection, duration, etc.), the short-term training specifics for staff and professionals and last but not least, the overall dissemination plan and raise of awareness for the project.
All in all, the partners concluded on the most critical notes and feedback received from the activities already implemented in order to inform their next steps and milestones of the project. The overall duration of the project is from 03/09/2018 until 02/09/2020 and the partnership consists of organisations from six European countries: Italy (Consorzio Social Lab Società Cooperativa Sociale- Project Coordinator & Associazione Novissi Onlus), Cyprus (Eurosuccess Consulting), Greece (European Institute for Local Development), Spain (Fundación de la Comunidad Valenciana del Pacto para el Empleo- FCVPE), Netherlands (Stichting Kenniscentrum Pro Work) and Turkey (Adiyaman Milli Egitim Mudurlugu).
Find more about the Cultural Crossroads project at the official project website culturalcrossroadsproject.com.