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CitiPart

CitiPart is meant to be an interactive network, discussing and reacting on current social and political events on local as well as on European level. Members of the network are towns, Europe Houses, European organisations well known in their countries for their involvement in active citizenship, town twinning committees and youth organisations. The close cooperation with local councillors will give the possibility not only to develop projects but also to carry them out with their help. An extremely low turnout in the European and other national elections, a bad social and economic situation, growing unemployment, especially youth unemployment, and a general tendency not to trust politicians any more are a fertile soil for the constant raise of various populisms and extremisms. CitiPart wants to react against those increasing tendencies throughout discussions and interactive workshops about the three fundamental European values which are SOLIDARITY, TOLERANCE and PEACE, foster the intergenerational dialog and revitalize the exchange between citizens and their local councillors. Each project partner will create a permanent working group of 15 to 20 representatives of their towns’ social fabric. The group will be in charge of the organisation of regular working group meetings’ as well as the organisation of each local conference preceding each multilateral meeting. It is important that each theme will be discussed on a very large local level. The permanent working groups also select their national delegations that will attend the multilateral meetings. The participants: young people and adults, members of the various associations in the participating towns, members of the town twinning committees, teachers, local representatives, etc. Duration of the project and schedule of the meetings: The project CitiPart will last 24 months. A planning of the different activities, meetings and conferences will be established during the first network meeting. The project will start on the 27th September 2015 until the 26th September 2017 and will end with a second network meeting where the results of all national and multilateral meetings will be presented and discussed. There will also be a discussion about the future and further activities of the network. Partner organisations: - Europe House in the Yvelines (France) and its local partners - Europe House in Nîmes (France) and its local partners - European Center Robert Schuman in Scy-Chazelles (France) and its local partners - Robert Schuman Foundation in Warsaw(Poland) and its local partners - Townhall of Sosnowiec (Poland) and its local partners - BBAG in Potsdam (Germany) and its local partners - Europe House in Dubrovnic (Croatia) and its local partners - GEMMA youth organisation in Villach (Austria) and its local partners This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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CitiPart added 84 new photos — in Villach, Austria.Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 2:47am
GEMMA hosted the 5th and last meeting of the project CitiPart, from 13th to 15th September 2017. Around 50 participants from Austria, Germany, Poland, Croatia and France met in Villach/Austria to discuss the final steps of the project and the added value of the activities connected to solidarity, tolerance and peace.
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CitiPartWednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 7:09pm
Already arrived in Villach...the sun is coming for the arrival of other participants joining the last multilateral meeting organised by GEMMA. See you soon !
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CitiPart added 7 new photos.Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 12:20am
Dear partners, as we told you some weeks ago, here is the result of our intervention in one of the high school partner of CitiPart, on June, 20th, 2016.

The 15-17 years old students of the Albert de Mun High School took part to activities dealing with the values of the project: Peace, Tolerance and Solidarity. This intervention intended to ensure the continuation of CitiPart after its official ending by testing the pedagogical methods created during the project.

Peace :

The first activity was a self-created "Peace-Bingo" inspired by the Robert Schuman Foundation. We gave the students a grid of 20 questions that they had to answer, helping each other in case of difficulty.

Then, the students had to answer questions taken from the "Peace Common Book", created within the context of CitiPart. The answers were compared to mind maps based on the same Peace Common Book and then explained, giving them the opportunity to discover the point of view of the European partners involved in CitiPart.

Tolerance :

Firstly, a "gathering game" was organised. The students spread in the room and then were asked questions about their lifes. When they felt concerned by a question, they would gather in the middle of the room, thus showing the similarities among themselves.

Afterward, we presented a video named "Hejt", created by our Polish partner of the Robert Schuman Foundation. The video dealing with school bullying led to a debate with the students.
This video was followed by another one about everyday life intolerance, produced by the MdEY in the frame of the show "Toler’action" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YARVT3-_7mk).

Solidarity :

We showed the students a video named "The Importance Of Appearances" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn02jKY6C3s), showing the importance that people give to each other, judging only on the basis of appearences.

The final activity was a survey based on street interviews organised by all partners. The students had to choose on 4 different posters the answer which matched the most with their opinion. The answers were then compared to those from the partners’ countries.
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CitiPartThursday, July 6th, 2017 at 11:26pm
How to talk with youth about tolerance vs. hate speech? The Polish Robert Schuman prepared a workshop scenario that will make it easier. Just remember to adopt it to the local needs!
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CitiPartFriday, June 30th, 2017 at 11:22pm
If you want to talk with youth or your local communities about peace in Europe and world peace but you do not have an idea how to do it - read the proposition of activity below!

The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012 to be honored for over 60 years of its contribution to the development of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe. And what does the European Union, member countries and different organizations from those countries do for the world peace? Should peace be understood today in the classic sense (avoiding wars, resolving conflicts) or wider – as protecting the environment, promoting education, fighting poverty, etc?

The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation created and applied a model of discussion for high school or university students/local communities: a seminar preceded with a call for essays concerning Europe's commitment to world peace.

Task for participants:
Become a member of the Nobel Committee and answer the question: do you think in there is a candidate to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in the European Union today (in member countries and different organizations from those countries)? If yes – who/what organization? Justify the answer. If you think there are no potential candidates, justify your opinion as well. Write an essay up to 5000 characters with spaces, send to us and take part in a seminar on which we will discuss the topic of Europe's commitment to world peace and present the candidates.

Organizers:
Should invite relevant expert guests to take part in the seminar and think of a way of rewarding active participants.

Good luck!
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