“Tolerance: A Fact or a Fiction?” (2015)

EU Grant: 13.492,5 EUR


Partners from ENYC:


  • Start: 01-08-2015
  • End: 31-12-2015
  • Project Reference: 2015-2-SK02-KA105-000640
  • Programme: Erasmus+
  • Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
  • Action Type: Youth mobility

Lately, to our attention came the problem of coexistence between various ethnic, national, religious or culturally different groups. Deep and often hidden belief of superiority brings on high level of aggression, intolerant behaviour and hate speech of young people, while the age limit is permanently getting lower.

Mentioned behaviour is visible at home, as well as in school, amongst friends, in public or during sports events.
The goal of our youth Exchange is to map the situation of aggresive behaviour of young people and expressions of intolerance in partners countries. We will focus on racism, discrimination, LGBTI intolerance and xenophoby in the society, advertised by media and via social networks.

With this project we will contribute to the intercultural skills of the participants like:

  • to see the difference as an opportunity for self-development
  • to respect ever-growing cultural diversity
  • to bewilling to repress own prejudice and stereotypes

This international Exchange will attend 36 young people aged between 16 – 22 years, and 7 leaders from Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Serbia and Georgia, who wants to gain new information about this topic, and see the ways of how the partner countries are dealing with it.

Activities done during the Exchange will be focused on mutual acquaintance and icebreaking, intercultural learning, team work, skit preparation, making of leaflets, videos and evaluating activities. Used methods will be: brainstorming, discussion, teamwork, rele plays and dramatization, energizers, buzz groups.

Through activities the participants can aware potentional after effects, which can cause hate speech and intolerance. They will reflect their own experience and expand their motivation to act in accord with human rights, against intolerance and hate speech.

This project and Erasmus+ Programme will be both diseminated during the exchange by activity in the town of Banska Bystrica, which will help to boost up the interest of the public in this topic. It will all be presented in the project’s results. After the project is over, all partner organizations will disseminate the results and use them in their respective activities.

We strongly believe, that participants, who are potential victims of intolerance, will gain the trust in themselves. Other participants consider as useful actively participate in suppressing intolerance and aggression.

For more details, please access the link HERE.

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