|Sumár projektu:||People have always been migrating and trying to find better conditions for life. Each human being has the right to live in peace and happiness. Migration is just as old as humankind itself. It has always been here. However, nowadays it means a big challange for Europe. As many countries face different social, economical and political problems that have resulted in unrest, violence and in some cases even wars, people are forced to leave their homes to survive. In some cases they are motivated by the vision of something better that they don´t have in their home countries. The number of migrants reaching Europe has been increasing recently. The largest migrant group by nationality are Syrians, then come migrants from Eritrea, Somalia. Many of the others are sub-Saharan Africans. Many migrants pay thousands of dollars each to the traffickers, and robbery of migrants is also common. Migrants make hazardous journeys to get to the country where they can live a better life. Under EU rules, an asylum seeker has the right to food, first aid and shelter in a reception centre. They should get an individual assessment of their needs. They may be granted asylum by the authorities at "first instance". Asylum seekers are supposed to be granted the right to a job within nine months of arrival.
On the one hand there is EU policy and rules related to migrants, but on the other hand EU citizens are not well prepared to accept this big challenge of migration. Many people have negative attitudes to the migrants and they are afraid that their presence will have negative consequences on their lives. This is due to the hoax that we can see in mass media. In general we can say that people are afraid of something that they are not familiar with and that they don´t know. They have prejudices because they are not informed well enough or they don´t select the information critically. Whether people accept or don´t accept migrants in their communities, the truth is that we cannot stop this situation about migration to Europe. We can only learn how to react on it and we have to find the ways how to live in peace and mutual understanding.
This project idea is the reflection of present situation in the world. However we would like to depict this issue from different point of view. Every day we learn from mass media about the number of migrants, about the negative consequences and reactions. We want to develop this project to study and analyze the situation in the home countries of migrants- to focus on the biggest problems and discuss if there is any possibility to improve the situation. What is more, we would like to see the migrants as human beings – with their fears, worries and dreams. We would like to make interviews with them to find out about their lives and then write their stories to share. Within this projec each partner will organize 6 meetings with the migrants and make interviews with them. Each partner will write 6 life stories of the migrants in native tongue as well as in English and share them with each other.
- to become more tolerant and understanding towards the people of different nationalities
- to analyze and learn about the situation in the home countries of the people seeking for asylum in Europe
- to understand the reasons why the people are migrating
- to fight prejudices and xenophobia
- to increase awareness towards social, economical and political problems around the world
- to improve participants linguistic skills, social and communication skills
- to encourage the participants to adopt the methods of critical thinking and creative writing
- to organize 6 meetings with the migrants and make interviews with them (each partner)
- to write 6 life stories of the chosen migrants (each partner)-
- focus on the consequences of migration and reflecting on the practice of migrant integration and inclusion in European countries;
- to share best practice in tackling migration, integration and inclusion;
- to exchange experience and good practice related to international/local migration and mobility and its influence on young people in Europe;
- to prepare young people in addressing the challenges and opportunities resulting from migration for young people/society as a whole;
- to raise the competence of young people about the push and pull factors of migration and causes and consequences of migration and how to prevent negative effects of migration (such as discrimination) in society;
- to analyse today’s multicultural society in different countries
Discussions, Interviews, Cooperative learning, Problem based learning, Case study, Simulation, role play, Creative writing
Website/FB page/blog, Videos, Prezentations, Book (collection of short stories)
The target group of our project are students from 15 to 19 years. |