EAEA Grundtvig Award 2013
A jury selected by the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) has chosen FILM-IN project as the winner of the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2013.
The theme of the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2013 was Active citizenship and transnational solidarity - Adult Education as a tool against nationalism, chauvinism and xenophobia. 2013 is the European Year of Citizens and this is a platform for adult education professionals to promote and discuss civic education and active citizenship. The crisis in Europe has contributed to a decrease in European cohesion and adult education can be a powerful tool against these challenges.
FILM-IN project’s objective was to use films as innovative instrument for social inclusion, strengthening cultural awareness and expression and learning European languages. The project aimed at stimulating social inclusion by enhancing learners’ creativity through script writing, film making and learning to convey visual messages in digital age and by motivating them to get interested in film art.
FILM-IN promoted transnational solidarity by involving organisations from six countries and supporting 123 mobilities. It targeted adults with mental health difficulties, senior citizens, unemployed, immigrants, early school leavers and people at risk of social exclusion.
The jury was impressed of the creativity of the project:
“Especially for the participants from the vulnerable groups unlocking their creative potentials proved to be great way to empower them and to prepare them for meeting other cultures and exchange with them,” the jury states.
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