Conference presentation on E-Evalinto at SIETAR

Joe O’Hara and  Bernadette Sweetman of the DCU Institute of Education gave a presentation of the E-Evalinto project at the international conference (SIETAR) on intercultural education which took place in Dublin last May 26th.

 

 

Click here to download the presentation.

 

 

WYRED Slogan Competition Winners

Last March “Get Wyred” call invited young people to propose the slogan for the WYRED network as part of an international competition.

270 proposals came from young people from Turkey, Italy, Northern Ireland, Austria, Spain, Cyprus, Great Britain and Georgia.

The slogans revealed a reflection of the peculiar and at the same time global position of today’s youth as well as their vision of what network WYRED could do for them.

After careful analysis and evaluation by the consortium’s commission, three slogans were selected for three age categories based on the message, content and rhyme of each proposal.

The winners are:

Category under 14: Share your dream – be part of the WYRED teamVincent Lowry – <span title=”Per la categoria sotto i 14 anni: Share your dream – be part of the WYRED team Vincent Lowry – N. Ireland

“>St Macarten’s Youth Club – Northen Ireland

Category 14 to 17: Raise Your Voice, Be Your Own Future – Elif Çalışkan – <span title=”Per la categoria dai 14 ai 17 anni: Raise Your Voice, Be Your Own Future – Acarkent Doğa IB World School – Turkey

“>Acarkent Doğa IB World School – Turkey

Category over 17: Be part, not apart – David Furtschegger – <span title=”E per la categoria sopra i 17 anni Be a part, not apart – David Furtsheger – Austria

“>University of Innsbruck – Austria

Click here to download the communication of results.

 

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Social media profiles for E-EVALINTO Project

One of the Cross-cutting activities of a Research Project is to define the dissemination strategy. In this way, we have defined a dissemination scheme for E-EVALINTO Project based on several social media.

Yo can check our news in the website or you can follow us on Facebook or Google+. Regarding Twitter, we don’t have a profile but you can check our activity or tweet something related with the project using the hashtag #eevalinto. Finally, we will produce some videos related with our outputs and you could check it on our Youtube channel.

social-networks E-EVALINTO

 

2nd project meeting in Vienna

 

The WYRED consortium held its second meeting at the end of May in Vienna, the home of our partner MOVES. While other parts of Europe had rain, we enjoyed a very sunny and warm couple of days at Impact Hub Vienna, a pleasant airy venue for the meeting, with interesting decoration, as you can see!

The meeting was very successful.

The project is at the end of the Delphi stage of the research cycle and the social dialogue stage is just beginning, in which young people will discuss the themes that most interest them and identify questions that they want to research in the next stage, which runs from July through to the New Year of 2018. The process is generating interesting insights about the issues that most concern young people, and about the differences between the subjects adults feel are important and those that young people feel most strongly about. A particularly interesting contrast arises in relation to the relative importance that each group gives to media literacy, and this is something the project may be examining in more detail as the work progresses.

The project is also about to launch its internal platform which will make it possible for young people from all over Europe to join in online. We will publish more news about this soon.

 

 

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SORAPS Project presented at the seminar: “Schools and religious Super-Diversity”

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.

Getting WYRED in Italy…

When the WYRED project was launched back in fall 2016 many open questions raised in the air. Several partners from academia, national education systems, NGOs and youth organisations planning the steps leading a research project where children and young people are not only the objects of the research, but also researchers themselves about their relationship with online tools and their perceptions of youth participation in society.

The idea of the project is to cross children and young people perspectives concerning digital society with adult stakeholders’ perspectives of young people in digital society.

Obviously, we have got very different views of the same reality.

In Italy, stakeholders identify as most neglected issues related to young people by the government and the national media quality education and job opportunities, whereas for young people the most relevant issues are intercultural understanding in terms of inclusion, positive discrimination, internet safety and gender discrimination. According to youth perspectives education and employment should be the key elements to dignify their lives and overcome the above mentioned challenges for the present and the future young generations.

The student from Rome University La Sapienza wrote: “Today young people’s opinion is widely excluded from the political discourse and in decision making processes”.

We are working on that, TOGETHER, in WYRED!

Stay tuned

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WYRED Presentation at Van Governorate (Turkey)

On the occasion of the activity “ Youth-Friendly Social Policies’ Training course”, linked to the EU Project coordinated by the Van Gobernorate (Turkey) “Youth-friendly Social Policies (YoFSoP)”, students and practitioners from different countries joined the course to learn and discuss about social policies for youth. From the University of Salamanca, one student attended this training action and took the opportunity to present the activities and main objectives of WYRED Project.

The topics covered in the training program were: Youth as a Social Individual, Social Responsibility, Inclusion in Social Policies, Education in Social Policies, Health in Social Policies, Social Policy Proposal Workshops, Activity Plan For Future. The participants gained sufficiency in the field of developing social policies and have responsibility about social policies in their organizations.

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Results of the first assessment of common stereotypes in schools

Several analyses and assessments, involving 100 students and 30 teachers from the partner schools, have been carried out over the last few months in order to design the guidelines on stereotypes and preconceptions, which will prove crucial to develop and implement the training activities for teachers.

The questionnaires have shown the diversities between the point of view of the trainers and those of the students on the most common stereotypes and preconceptions, as well as on the hot topics in the interfaith and intercultural dialogue. According to the interviews with the teachers, the three main topics to be discussed are Islam, other particular issues such as religious sects and cults, and the Christianity in all its complexity. On the other hand, the analysis carried out on the students’ point of view showed that they would rather discuss religion as such, considering Islam a secondary issue.

For further information, please refer to the document Appendix 1_Summary and comments responses questionnaires”, which summarises the results of the analysis carried out.

FROM IERS TO SORAPS… Continuity and synergies between past and future projects

An international training course aimed at promoting the intercultural dialogue through the teaching of religion in high schools was held in Venice, from 13 to 17 March 2017.

In the setup of said course, the experience gathered during the implementation of the IERS – Intercultural Education Through Religious Studies https://iers.unive.it/  project proved significantly crucial to ensure the remarkable participation of 17 teachers from all over Europe in the training activities. A wide range of theoretical and practical issues were covered, ranging from all the diverse approaches to learning religion to the different methods to use ICT in class. All the participants expressed their satisfaction towards the issues addressed and the methodologies used.

This peculiar kind of learning process has been designed for the purpose of being replicated in other Member States in the near future.  The learning process was an opportunity to present the new SORAPS project, which takes up its partners and objectives from the previous IERS project; the proposed action has been welcomed with great interest by the teachers involved, who expressed their willingness to be active parts of the follow-up project. In the end, we can confidently conclude that these relations, synergies and continuities between different Actions represent a fundamental way of guaranteeing the positive impact of project activities on both beneficiaries and targeted partners.

For further information, please refer to the following documents: http://bit.ly/2xRyTR3  and https://iers.unive.it/in-service-traning/.