Europe for Citizens on Democratic engagement and civic participation
“Alternative Narratives for Tolerance and Intercultural Dialogue to Overcome sTereotypes and spread Equality”
Dates of the meeting in Lucca (Tuscany), Italy
Arrival: Monday, 18 October 2021
Meeting: Tuesday, 19 October – Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Departure: Thursday, 21 October 2021
2 participants from Cyprus
Cost: accommodation, food etc is covered by the organisers.
Travel budget: up to 275 euros to be covered by SEAL CYPRUS.
Profile of the delegate: the successful candidate has to showcase an interest in the topic and commit to the promotion of the project on the media/ social media.
To apply: Fill in the Application Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject field please write ANTIDOTE_application_your name
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, 28 July 2021
In today’s Europe, the extremist or populist movements regularly stigmatize migrants and minorities in their political discourse, amalgamating distinct concepts as well as crisis and migration or terrorism and migration, in order to polarize public opinion. This trend stands in stark contrast to the EU values and aims dedicated to the spread of inter-cultural dialogue by bringing together people of different cultures by giving them the opportunity to participate in common activities. Europe is experiencing the most significant influx of migrants in its history. The migration brings diversity and the intercultural dialogue is an effective antidote to the spreading of the stereotypes and polarization of public opinion. These backgrounds create a breeding ground for intolerance and discrimination. It is necessary to act in order to promote diversity, tolerance and the respect of EU values.
Against this, ANTIDOTE’s mission is to take action against the regular stigmatization of migrants and minorities, answering the need to establish a common ground between different cultures and communities by promoting understanding and interaction. Our Network, consisting of local authorities, citizens and recognized NGO’s committed to supporting integration, puts great emphasis on education as the antidote to the polarization of the public opinion with the aim to teach citizens the value of tolerance with the ambition to actively foster the intercultural dialogue to help in avoiding conflict and the marginalization of migrants and minorities.
ANTIDOTE project, with its powerful alternative narratives, will encourage intercultural dialogue between EU citizens and migrants, will help to overcome stereotypes by deconstructing processes of stigmatization. It will raise awareness on the richness of the cultural and linguistic environment in EU and promote tolerance, thereby contributing to the development of a respectful, dynamic and multifaceted EU identity.
The project foresees five international events. It is not necessary for our organisation to send the same delegate to all the meetings.
- 1st Capannori (Tuscany) – Italy: Kick-off meeting (18- 21 October 2021).
- 2nd Pristina (Kosovo)
- 3rd Bucharest (Romania)
- 4th Demir Kapija (Republic of North Macedonia)
- 5th Rijeka – Croatia
Europe for Citizens
Grant Agreement: 621813-CITIZ-1-2020-1-IT-CITIZ-NT
Coordinator: Alphabet Formation