In the period of 2017 – 2019 we are participating in the international project: “No Stereotypes But Diversity” We believe that all people deserve respect, irrespective of skin colour, religious beliefs and practices, descendance or ideas. If people understand that, we will be able to live in harmony, respect and acceptance.
The topic is a hot one in the context of today's ever-increasing immigration numbers. Turkey and Italy, two of the partner countries are making efforts to understand this phenomenon and deal with it through a variety of programmes, initiatives etc. Romania, Hungary and Spain are the other countries which are also in the frame of the issue as the members of the European Union.
The reason why we chose to make this topic a priority for our schools and project is the fact that the sooner in life students become aware of the problem of stereotyping and discrimination, the better the chances will be for the world to change and for people to live in harmony with one another.
We want our students to see the beauty of life, the beauty in people, to free them from stereotypical mindsets and promote the concepts of tolerance, acceptance, European democratic values, European citizenship and a culture for care and peace.
The project addresses a target group of 360 students of different specialisations in our school, boys and girls, who are 11-15 years old. We believe that this is a critical age, when the risk is higher for them to develop long-lasting negative attitudes towards other people based on stereotypical thinking and discrimination.
The project also addresses teachers in our schools, school counsellors and psychologists who will turn the project results into long-term practices at local levels.
Grant (including all partners for 2 years): 123.295€
Budapest XIII. Kerületi Ady Endre Gimnázium, Budapest-Hungary
Scoala Gimnaziala "Alexandru Deparatenu" Rosiorii de Vede- Romania
Luis José Manuel y Antonio Molina Galdeano C. B., Granada- Spain
Mustafa Mihriban Boysan Middle School, Istanbul- Turkey