The Ca’ Foscari University of Venice was officially invited by the International Society for Historical and Systematic Research on Textbooks and Educational Media (IGSBi) to the Annual Conference of the International Society for Historical and Systematic Research On Textbooks And Educational Media present EU projects related to Religious Education. Never, as in the year of the Fifth Centenary of the Protestant Reformation, addressing the important and often neglected topic “Religion and Educational Media” has proved so relevant. The numerous proposals and the pleasing number of more than 60 participants, were further proofs of the importance of the topic.
Within this context, the IERS – Intercultural Education through Religious Studies project and its successor, the SORAPS – Study of Religions against Prejudice and Stereotypes have been presented and greatly appreciated by the participants. The contributions from the conference will be published in a volume in 2018.
The SORAPS Project has premiered on 29 September at the Researcher’s Night of Venice, an event of major importance within the larger European Researchers’ Night initiative promoted by the EU Commission.
This round of events has been especially designed to disseminate the outputs of several research projects to the larger public and at the same time to raise awareness on the very same topics in the same day; within this context, the SORAPS project has been presented as another successful output of the long-lasting involvement of Ca’ Foscari in Religious and Intercultural Education thanks to EU funding, just like the previous IERS project was.
The Researcher’s Night provided a nice opportunity to set out the overall aims of the project, as well as the ways SORAPS finds its place in an increasingly globalized era, where intercultural dialogues seem to be the keys to playing a full role as active European citizens. The findings related to the IO1 (Guidelines on Stereotypes and Prejudices on Religions) were also presented, followed by a discussion by Ca’ Foscari researchers.
International symposium “Which education in the schools to fight against religious stereotypes” was held in
Paris on last 9th September 2017, organized by European Institute for Religious Sciences (IESR) of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes of the Sorbonne University. (EPHE)
At the symposium took part many prestigious European universities, addressing religious stereotypes and analyzing the way in which education could prevent religious based discrimination, built on stereotypes and prejudices.
SORAPS project was the mainstream idea on which the symposium was built, and was presented by Renaud Rochette from IESR, partner of the project. Tim Jensen from Studies of Religions, Dipartment of History of Syddansk University, Denmark, partner of the project SORAPS, was keynote speaker too.
Program of the Symposium
Flyer about the project in English, Spanish, Greek and Polish
One of the main activities during the first phase of the project has been defined the dissemination strategy. One of the main goals has been to select which social networks are a good channel to disseminate our activities. In this sense, we have created two profiles, one on Facebook and one on Twitter. You can follow us!
On 26th May 26, 2017, the University La Sapienza in Rome, the Department of History, Culture and Religions, organized the seminar on School and Religious Super Diversity: Italian and European didactic experiences within the framework of Master in Religion and Cultural Mediation. The aim of the seminar was to present good practices at the Italian and European level in the field of teaching of religions with objective, scientific and intercultural approach. The keynote speakers came from prestigious Italian and European universities and was addressed to the Master’s students. SORAPS was presented by Giovanni Lapis of Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, project coordinator.
More info about the program of the seminar here.
The closure event about the TRAILER project will take place within the International Conference TEEM’13 (Salamanca, November 14-16, 2013).
November 15th, on Friday afternoon, will be devoted to the project. First, it is programmed the presentations submitted to the track “Formal and informal learning experiences in multicultural scopes”, which is devoted to identify, share and valorise best practices and experiences (including technological and methodological issues) that focused on the development of intercultural skills and competencies in education, including both formal and informal approaches.
Finally, there will a panel discussion and the main results of the project will be presented.
The First Edition of the International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM – http://teemconference.eu) will be held in the Educational Research Institute (IUCE – htttp://iuce.usal.es) at the University of Salamanca next November 15-16, 2013.
This event is aimed to create a researching community to interchange and dialogue about the multiculturality enhancement from the Knowledge Society interdisciplinary perspective. In this way, TEEM Conference in linked to the Education in Knowledge Society PhD Programme of the University of Salamanca (http://www.usal.es/webusal/node/30026).
This TEEM first edition is organised into a set of thematic tracks, each one with its own topics and call for papers:
All the tracks share the idea to go further the traditional academic conference presentations, just in order to look for the discussion and the improvement of the actual researches and future ones including the constructive feedback from the conference attendants.
Conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library as a volume in its International Conference Proceedings Series with ISBN.
Besides, 12 special issues will be organised to extend (60% at least) the best papers and also to make new articles as result of new collaborations among conference participants. The updated journal list may be consulted at http://teemconference.eu/special-issues.
All presentations from LINQ 2013 are now available through the conference website’s programme overview. TRAILER project was presented on the 4th parallel session with other European and International projects about “Vocational Education and Training, New Skills and Quality”. TRAILER presentation is available in the following link: