Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom
The project aimed to promote and encourage intercultural dialogue in the long term through the organisation of artistic events and panels of discussion about urban culture and hip-hop. Diversidad! brought together artists and fans on a new digital platform that encourages cross-border musical exchange. A hip-hop single was produced with well known artists, among them Abd Al Malik, the French slammer and rapper of Congolese origin and European Ambassador of the Year. During the Euro2008 football competition, urban culture events were organised, including graffiti workshops and DJ contests.
This project encouraged young people to share their view of "the other" by making their own short videos. One highlight was the Stranger Festival in Amsterdam in July, bringing together over 250 young video makers from all over Europe and beyond.
The resulting videos give an extensive picture of the young generation, its hopes and fears, its vision of itself and of others. A DVD with selected videos and other pedagogical tools was distributed to 20,000 schools in Europe, reaching many more people than those who could take part directly.
Countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom and Portugal
This project supported interactive work between story tellers, visual artists, musicians and primary school children, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, in order to share and learn through an imaginary world. The children wrote a tale about how the world was born and exchanged it with another class from another country, which in turn reflected this tale through painting, theatre or dance. A closing event and concert with the support of world-famous musicians took place at the Cirque Royal in Brussels in December 2008.
Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, United Kingdom
The urban setting is both a place of integration and division. Dialogue between divided groups can play an important part in overcoming the problems that often persist in ethnically diverse cities. The project brought together young people from different ethnic groups living in the same city, through workshops where they documented their surroundings with various media. This facilitated intercultural dialogue and helped build long-lasting ties between different communities.
Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia and United Kingdom
The project focused on young people and aimed to contribute to intercultural dialogue and cross-cultural understanding and promote active European citizenship. The participants reached beyond their usual social circles through collaborative art projects.
Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Ireland, Italy, Spain, France
The radio campaign informed the public about the intercultural dialogue which European populations have engaged in throughout a history of migration and cross-border influences. Local campaigns were run in seven different countries through a European network of five local radio stations and two production centres. The project aimed to depict Europe’s migratory history from a new perspective, via a linguistic, philological approach.
Countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Spain
The main objective of this project was to reflect on intercultural dialogue through cultural expressions and artistic creations produced by immigration. Through a multidisciplinary approach covering several areas including journalism, research and design, the project aimed to contribute to improved mutual understanding, particularly among young people.