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Remembering the past - shaping the present
Date du début: 1 août 2015, Date de fin: 30 nov. 2016 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

This Erasmus+ - project wants to develop intercultural understanding, awareness of anti-racism and the importance of defending human rights, as well as support for people in difficult personal situations. By the activities of volunteers in the different places, they have the possibility to connect the items of anti-racism and the support of people with fewer opportunities. There is also a link to the younger European (and German ) history, which helps volunteers to understand how racism and nationalism can raise and what is possible to do against it. By beeing active in the museums or in the herinneringscentrum, the volunteers contribute to pedagogical programmes, for example for school classes. They can contribute with their own view on history and their understanding of the actual situation. Young German volunteers can reach younger school classes in a special way. The project aims to do assistance work in the museum, to give guiding tours or to support the organizing of speakers in the class. By means of guiding school classes the volunteers get into contact with pupils with different social and cultural backgrounds. The volunteers can show them that voluntary service can be a very meaningful activity, possible also for youngsters in difficult situations. On the other hand there will be support for people who are in a difficult personal situation (homeless or in troubles), by beeing involved in the organisation of shelter for them. For the people in trouble it is very interesting to get into contact with younger people from outside the Netherlands. One volunteer will be involved in an European network against racism. The volunteers have the opportunity to discuss their different kinds of work in this project. So they can find out, that there are different ways of being active for a civil society and social inclusion. Five German volunteers will be involved in the project, all of them in the Netherlands. The activities will take place at Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork, Joods Historisch Museum, Stichting Kwintes, United for Intercultural Action and the Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. They will stay for 12 months. The methods used for these activities are methods of non-formal learning which aim to strengthen the volunteers in their capacity of independence and development of their personality. The volunteers will be trained in intercultural methods, as well as in anti-racism and tolerance. We want to contribute to build ways of social inclusion, which includes problems of poverty as well as exclusion because of disabilities or cultural differences. Through these activities the volunteers will experience that they are taking part in European civil society. We want to strengthen the awareness of the volunteers of the importance of their own contribution to this society and their responsibilty for the realisation of human rights.



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