The Balkan History Association had the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus+ project “United in diversity” that was held in a beautiful mansion from the 14th century in Murska Sobota, Slovenia (02-10 December 2019). The Romanian team was led by our Secretary-Treasurer, Cristina Ioniță.

Coordinator
Mladinsko drustvo Moja Sobota (Slovenia)

Partners
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL ECONOMY GROUP (Greece)
Hidak Ifjúsági Alapítvány (Hungary)
The Oriental Studies Circle (Ukraine)
IDENTITIES (Italy)
Asociația de Istorie Balcanică (Romania)

Info
Start: 01-08-2019 – End: 29-02-2020
Project Reference: 2019-2-SI02-KA105-015146
EU Grant: 18816 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: Youth mobility

Objectives

The intention of this project is to enable interested young people with fewer opportunities the chance to participate in a European project that will raise awareness, teach and strengthen the competencies and soft skills that are not provided by their schooling and are available only through informal education aimed at diverse social and cultural societies. The goals of our projects are to promote and strengthen tolerance of diversity; to inculcate social responsibility towards cultural heritage; to raise awareness of individual beliefs about cultural goods; to improve the opportunities for teamwork; to strengten the sense of responsibility, independence, and tolerance; to learn about other cultures; and to recognize local, national and European cultural heritage.

Activities

The highlight of our project will be the youth exchange, which will take place in winter in Murska Sobota, in eastern Slovenia. Participants in the youth exchange will be between 18 and 30 years of age, with personal interests in the topic who have had fewer opportunities. The number of participants taking part in the exchange will be 36. Some of us are employed, others are students, third unemployed. We have many diverse interests, experiences and knowledge.

Impact

After completing our activities we expect an in-depth understanding of today’s world, the evaluation of the cultural heritage left by our ancestors in the form of intangible cultural goods: religion, political systems, ethnic dilemmas, habits and speech. We expect to make people acquainted with the possibilities of financing various projects through the European Union. We want the project to leave an imprint of European solidarity and integration with other European nation in the minds of the participants and to raise awareness of the invaluable value of our diversity in the imagined common home. (Source: European Commission website)

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