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SAY NO TO RACISM || European Action Week Against Racism 2017
SAY NO TO RACISM || European Action Week Against Racism 2017
The 18th of March marked the beginning of the EuropeanAction Week Against Racism 2017 (18-26 March), a campaign run by the organisation United for Intercultural Action, a European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees. The Action Week Against Racism is a reminder of the ongoing struggles to fight and tackle the issue of racial discrimination and inequality that still persists in our societies.
Throughout this week, OBESSU will support the campaign through social media activities, encouraging everyone to take part in this initiative and to help us raising awareness on a matter that affects thousands of school students in Europe.
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Forum Theatre: an interactive powerful method to identify and tackle social injustice!
Forum Theatre: an interactive powerful method to identify and tackle social injustice!
In the first application round of the Seeds for integration project the high school of Gdynia Bilingual High School No 3 in Poland was granted a small-scale grant. After months of hard work, the project team implemented a very successful one-week long workshop. Do you want to hear more about it? Here you go!
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OBESSU reaction to the White Paper on the future of Europe
OBESSU reaction to the White Paper on the future of Europe
In the recent “White Paper on the future of Europe” published by the European Commission, the drivers of change in the next decade are mapped out and five different scenarios for how Europe could evolve by 2025 are presented. The White Paper’s main focus is on answering the question “What future do we want for ourselves, for our children and for our Union?”
The White Paper is the European Commission’s contribution to a new chapter in the European project. In the paper the European Commission maps out both the challenges ahead and also the opportunities. In the 32 page paper published by the Commission the word “education” is stated only 1 time, this raises serious concerns.
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Goodbye from Andreas
Goodbye from Andreas
Reflecting and trying to write down some lines about my experience in OBESSU was very challenging due to the amount of interesting and nice moments to mention.
As part of my master studies in Educational Sciences, the internship in OBESSU gave me the opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment. During these six months, I was responsible to conduct a research on Student Welfare in Europe, focusing in particular on three main aspects: economic, social and health student welfare.
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Coloured Glasses: a new exciting project on intercultural learning!
Coloured Glasses: a new exciting project on intercultural learning!
Have you ever heard of Coloured Glasses? The concept refers to the analogy of the sunglassesas the cultural filters through which people observe and interpret reality.“Each person has glasses with a distinct lens colour based on their nationality, education and culture. The coloured lenses represent our attitudes, belief, values and our overall cultural identity based on the way in which we are raised and socialised”.
In partnership with European Educational Exchanges – Youth for Understanding (EEE-YFU), Fern Universität in Hagen and seven European national YFU organisations,OBESSU launched a two-year project (2017 – 2018) called “Coloured Glasses: Expanding Intercultural Education”.
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