Gemeinsame Geschichte und Zukunft in Europa

3 Participating countries:
Start: 01-05-2017 - End: 30-04-2019
Project Reference: 2017-1-DE04-KA105-015100
EC Grant: 59,736 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: Youth mobility

Summary

The idea for this project came into being by trainees of agricultural jobs in Germany (Vocational School Center Wurzen) and developed together with trainees of the same section in Lithuania (Joniskio zemes ukio mokykla) and Norway (Mo og Øyrane vidaregåande skule). Our objectives are to deal with the common history in the times of National Socialism (forced labor in agriculture in Germany, the murder of Jews in Lithuania and the robbery of children in Norway) and the situation of young refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and their opportunities of integration in the agricultural economy today.
In the historical and in the contemporary part of this project the young people should develop and strengthen the common European values, the respect for human rights, freedom and tolerance. The project will be carried out by 10 trainees and 2 teachers of each country. The first youth meeting will take place in Germany, the second one in Lithuania and the third one in Norway.
In the historical part of the project the participants will handle with crimes against human rights in times of National Socialism in informal learning activities in workshops and by peer learning in order to become aware of the necessity of respect for human dignity in order to live together peacefully and to strengthen this insight. At the beginning of the first meeting the topic will be the forced labor in the area of agriculture in times of National Socialism because agriculture is a part of their every-day-life. They all are trainees of "green" jobs: farmers, animal husbandry workers, gardeners, agricultural service workers and florists. The holocaust will be the topic in Lithuania because Joniskis, the town of our partner school, provides evidences of Jewish Life (2 synagogues, a cemetery, a settlement) and at the same time anti-Semitic attitudes are quite among there. In the last meeting in Norway the topic will be the „German“ children who were stolen for the Third Reich and the discrimination of their mothers.
In the contemporary part of the project in Germany and Norway the trainees will meet young refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, who have the opportunity to be integrated in the dual training system in the section agriculture.
Therefore they will at first attend a workshop about the issue of refuge and asylum and then they will get to know some young refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in joint talks. They will develop their willingness to support opportunities of integration in the agricultural area by non-formal learning activities and informal learning.
In Lithuania they will become conscious of anti-Semitic and racist attitudes their consequences by role plays and workshops and will work out solutions.
This will promote their willingness to take part in the democratic life. In Norway the participants will compare the opportunities of integration. They will develop the willingness to accept these young people in their own training jobs and to plan and spend some free time together.
As the participants will be living together, will get to know the different training conditions and will share activities together in their free time during all three meetings. They will learn in an informal way about cultural diversity, different systems of training and education and opportunities of their vocational future in other European countries.
By sensitizing them to human rights, the participants will develop and consolidate common European values and democratic consciousness, particularly the respect of human rights, freedom and tolerance, and will be active for European citizenship, they will not longer accept antidemocratic attitudes in their families, in their circle of friends, in their schools and companies. In this way antidemocratic attitudes and opinions will go down and European attitudes and opinions will be developed and strengthened.
By the documentation of the project on the homepages, tin he entrances areas of their schools, in their classes and in youth-clubs the contents of the project will be transferred to others and in this way it will have lasting effects.
From the very beginning of the project the participants can get a Youth Pass in order to become aware of the development of their competences. So their willingness for lifelong learning will be encouraged.
Such projects increase the readyness of the participating vocational schools to integrate young refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and let it become a norm. Thereby companies get better opportunities to find young trainees and workers. And the young refugees, asylum seekers and migrants will achieve vocational qualifications, which will be basics for their integration and a basic for their vocational future in their native countries.


Results

Results for this project are not yet available. They might become available after the project's end date.

Coordinator

BSZ Wurzen

Straße des Friedens 12, 04808
Wurzen
SACHSEN
DE
bsz-wurzen.de

Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – Vocational Training (secondary level)

Partners

Joniskio zemes ukio mokykla
Joniskis
Šiaulių apskritis
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – Vocational Training (secondary level)
Mo og Øyrane vidaregåande skule
Førde
Sogn og Fjordane
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – Vocational Training (secondary level)

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