Promoting development of Active Citizenship, intercultural Competence, European values and critical thinking

Objectives: raise awareness, stimulate reflection and critical thinking among educators (engaged both in formal and nonformal education) on the complex issue of intercultural dialogue & migration; raise awareness about what being a migrant means (who is “migrant”, is migrant a stranger?); disenchantment of the negative meaning of this term; improve students' social and civic competences (combat prejudices); support facilitators in the provision of global citizenship education; improve education methods regarding citizenship education; improve educators' knowledge on new teaching methods (engaging, project-based); help students better understand different cultures, stimulate intercultural understanding and cultural sensitivity; enhance the idea of European Citizenship Education as a cross curricular subject (part of history lessons, geography, maths, social sciences, humanities but can be (is) transmitted in non-formal context by NGOs; extracurricular); raising awareness of the European Union values of unity and diversity, as well as their social, cultural and historical heritage; increase the importance of non-formal learning and lifelong learning in the development of crucial life competencies.