Our project is based on a strategic partnership of like-minded organisations across Europe, working with migrants and minority communities, to develop and share practice for the creation of a collective working methodology in intercultural training. The lead partner, Border Crossings, is a UK-based organisation working in intercultural dialogue through vocational education and performing arts. It has developed strong creative methodologies to encourage understanding between cultures through theatre and creative learning practices. The partners’ approach, experiences and areas of work are diverse and complementary.
The partnership is composed of two key groups of partners. The needs assessment group is composed of 3 organisations with direct experience dealing with the needs of migrants and marginalised groups: Narud, AEL and Dla Ziemi. The training providers group will contribute with their innovative methods of non-verbal intercultural training: Border Crossings for theatre, CRN for digital storytelling, Euro-Net for humour and clowning strategies and IKTE for dance and body movement therapy. They will provide the staff trainings, and create the synthesised training and reports, based on the needs and accompanied by the monitoring activities of the first group.
creates new intercultural, multi-media theatre in response to the contemporary globalized world. bordercrossings.org.uk
CRN is actively involved in scientific research, teaching and cultural activities that link the realm of ideas with everyday experience. www.comparative-research.net
Long-experienced in EU project it is the ideal subject for the creation of innovative products because since 1998 it has realized more than 230 European projects gaining a great experience in different fields e.g. communication, comics, picture books, interactive games, multimedia, short films and cartoons. www.euro-net.eu
The Hungarian Association for Expressive Arts and Dance Therapy (in Hungarian: Integrált Kifejezés- és Táncterápiás Egyesület, IKTE) is offering trainings, workshops and professional cooperation based on the specific methodology Integral Expression and Dance (IED) Therapy. This approach belongs to expressive arts therapies. www.ikte.hu
We have been in action since 1995. We are located in Bratnik, in the warm embrace of the Kozłówka Landscape Park. We strive to make refugees and migrants feel welcome in our Lublin Region, just like at home. So that the children and their parents, who were forced to flee from their own, could learn and play together with their Polish peers. So that the inhabitants of our region recognise refugees as people seeking help – not trouble. dlaziemi.org
AEL is working on enhancing the communication, integration & cooperation on cultural, humanitarian, social and economic levels.
Network African Rural and Urban Development and is a migrant-diasporic organization active since 2005 through the collaboration of a group of students from Africa and was founded in 2007 as a nonprofit organization. The main objective of the association is to promote the integration of people from the African diaspora living in Germany in the Berlin districts with special development needs, to communicate the values of African culture and to open up civil society for intercultural dialogue. www.narud.org