Let’s see how often when we meet with an unknown person or a new idea, we react with suspicion, even with fear? We are afraid of foreigners, we don’t believe them in advance, very often we are led by standard stereotypes and don’t see a person behind them. Because of this, it is so difficult to understand each other, to hear and accept another point of view.
But what if we learn not to judge a person only by appearance, or because of his nationality, or if he is dressed differently from us? What if we can hear each other, understand each other’s values, understand our actions?
Xenophobia is the fear of everything foreign and unfamiliar, intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries . Very often we fear our new neighbors of a different nationality, people with disabilities, and people of a different faith …. but do we really have no points of contact that will allow us to respect and appreciate each other?
We are sure that they are!
And we offer to find them together.
Culture Association “Alternate Reality” is running International Youth Exchange project 2019-1-LV02-KA105-002464 “Net Art for Tolerance”
Aims of the project:
to promote the awareness of tolerance and socially active opposition to xenophobia among young people, including young people with fewer opportunities and disabilities.
Project dates: 31 Aug – 09 Sep, 2019
Project place: Paphos, Cyprus
Partners: Latvia, Cyprus, Italy, FYROM, Romania, France
Participants: 5 young people 18-25 y.o. from each Partner organizations, and 1 groupleader from each group (18 + no age limit)
If you want to take a chance to participate in the project, please fill
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A project is approved by Latvian National Agency (Agency for International Programs for Youth) in 2019 and co-funded by Erasmus+ programme of European Union.