European Inclusion through
„EU-IN: European Inclusion through Intercultural Dialogue“ was a Network of Organizations and Towns working for the inclusion of disadvantaged citizens, especially refugees, asylum seekers, Roma, and other migrants. It stems from the belief that Intercultural dialogue can help in combating the stigmatization of migrants and minority groups and, at the same time, can contribute to the creation of a more inclusive EU community.
As the first step, the 12 partners from 7 EU Countries and MK learned more about EU Policies and Programmes on the inclusion of migrants. Thus, they’ve worked together to improve their staff members’ and volunteers’ skills, by sharing local best practices of inclusion in different contexts (Schools, Public Institutions, CSOs, and Sports Clubs) and co-designed a cooperative learningbased Training Course on the use of non-formal methodologies for intercultural dialogue (such as Debate, porteur de parole, Young People and Democracy Workshop, Gamification, Art,…).
The results of the 12 local experimentations of these tools were shared and discussed among the partnership, while their revised version has been included in this „EU-IN TOOLKIT“, a concrete outcome that was shared with other professionals and volunteers. Moreover, the Toolkit is representing the Final Recommendation to be addressed to the relevant EU stakeholders and policymakers, through the use of the EU Participatory Democracy instruments (Citizens’ Initiatives, Citizens’ dialogue, petitions, consultations,…). Thanks to the 6 International Events and the 32 local activities, EU-IN involved a total number of about 600 direct and 35.000 indirect participants, affecting both the professionals working with migrants and minorities and the 12 different communities, as those professionals acted as local multipliers, supporting simple citizens in having their say at EU level and shaping EU policy.
The Final Conference
In October 2022 we held our final meeting in Suhindol, Bulgaria which was organized in cooperation with Obshtina Suhindol and Association of Refugees and Migrants and hosted partners from “European Inclusion through Intercultural Dialogue” Network (EU-IN).
Together with our partners Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, North Macedonia, Romania, France and Latvia we visited the local school where the ethnic diversity of students is celebrated through creative performances featuring Roma, Turkish and Bulgarian traditional dancing. The international group also visited the oldest on the Balkans wine-making factory near Suhindol, as well as the picturesque architectural complex Etara.
The digital book
EU-IN Toolkit – Fostering Integration of Disadvantaged Groups through Intercultural Dialogoue is the output which represents the good practices of diverse ways to support the social inclusion of marginalized groups in Europe.
The Toolkit is representing the final recommendation to be addressed to the
relevant EU stakeholders and policymakers, through the use of the EU
Participatory Democracy instruments (Citizens’ Initiatives, Citizens’ dialogue,
The project was funded by the Europe for Citizen’s progam of the EU
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