Workshop Reference number: 2012-1-DE2-GRU13-11787 /
Place: Berlin, Germany
Dates: 08 – 13 April 2013
This workshop aimed at sensitizing 18 European learners from 9 different EU countries (Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey) on topics of democracy, human rights and tolerance. The main focus of the 6-day programme was to enable participants to approach conflicts as learning opportunities and to make human rights more tangible in the context of the participants’ life and work context.
By asking questions such as:
- What does democracy mean today?
- What stands for equal right to freedom?
- How to address issues with minorities in a diverse society?
- What is the role of conflict in forming democracy?
a ground for discussing democratic principles of decision making, basic rights and equality could be built.
The high level of diversity within the group, not only in terms of nationality but also age, experience, migration background, current employment status, interests, preferences and believes combined with interactive methods and learner-centred pedagogical approaches enabled an inspiring exchange of thoughts and ideas and resulted in valuable learning experiences which participants will be able to apply in their daily life and work context.
The workshop demonstrated participants the possibility to apply democratric principles in their every day life and fostered their pro-active commitment for democratic decision-making processes both within their societies as well as with regards to democratic processes in the further development of the European Union.
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A PROJECT SUPPORTED BY THE LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION