Augsburg (Germany) hosting the second project meeting

Starting from Wednesday 4th, until the Friday 6th, the city of Augsburg will be hosting the partners of SORAPS for their second project meeting.

The end of the first year of the project becomes closer and partners want to discuss about the challenges faced in this period in order to improve the implementation. Beside the management tasks that are constitutive part of project meetings, partners would like, in particular, to deepen the opportunities that this project offers in terms of exploitation, considering the relevance of the topic addressed at this particular historical moment in Europe and worldwide. In fact, stereotypes and prejudices not adequately addressed lead to an increase of intolerance that we are witnessing today. Education and cultural awareness, of children and youth in particular, are the main and the priority channel through which we need to heal and to work on further prevention of this intolerance.That what is SORAPS about!

Kick-off meeting of the SORAPS Project

The Consortium members of the SORAPS (Studies of Religions Against Prejudices and Stereotypes) project have gathered from 23 to 27 November 2016 in the wonderful scenario offered by the University Ca’Foscari in Venice, where the meeting was held.

The implementing Consortium, which is currently led by the University Ca’Foscari of Venice, is the same involved in the former IERS (Intercultural Education through Religious Studies, https://iers.unive.it/) project, which already partnered with 4 prestigious European educational institutions: the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain; the Universität Augsburg in Germany, the Ecole pratique des hautes études (EPHE) in France and the Syddansk Universitet in Denmark, besides the leading NGO Oxfam Italia.

The SORAPS project has introduced a significant innovation compared with its precedessor: the establishment of an active partnership with 3 high schools from Italy, Spain and France, responsible for the piloting of the educational programs. These are going to be developed upon the outcomes of training activities for the teachers, created within the project and made up of several modules, namely:

  • Sense and Methods of Teaching History of Religions in Schools;
  • Introduction to the Main World Religious Traditions;
  • Religious Plurality in Contemporary Societies & Media;
  • Fundamentalisms and Human rights in the religious dimension;
  • Use of innovative ICT methodologies;
  • Managing of Multicultural classes;
  • Methods of Teachers Training.

Kick-off meeting SORAPS Project

Project conference in Augsburg

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Augsburg (Germany), February 16th – 19th, 2011

Haus Sankt Ulrich
Kappelweg 1
86150 Augsburg

Conference agenda:

Wednesday, 16th February 2011

Arrival of the participants at the conference hotel “Haus St. Ulrich”

  • 19:30 Reception in the fireplace lounge of the hotel with welcome snack

Thursday, 17th February 2011

  • 09:00 – 9:15 Local Host welcome (Susanne Popp)
  • 09:15 – 11:00 Project status report: Overview of Contents Production (Anna Consonni)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 coffee break
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Revision of the Digital Modules and DM evaluation questionnaires (Eric Mesnard)
  • 13:00 – 15:00 lunch time
  • 15:00 – 16:30 Revision of the Handbook (Eric Mesnard)
  • 16:30 – 17:00 coffee break
  • 17:00 – 18.30 Plan of Handbook and Digital Modules pilot experiences (Susanne Popp, Oliver Simmet)
  • 19.30 dinner and convivial evening

Friday, 18th February 2011

  • 09:00 – 09.30 Project planning 2011 of the project coordinator (Francisco García Peñalvo)
  • 09:30 – 11:00 Discussion and organization of the Teacher Training Course I (Valentina Zangrando)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 coffee break
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Discussion and organization of the Teacher Training Course II (Franz Riegler)
  • 13:00 lunch time. Afterwards sightseeing tour into the Augsburg historic city center
  • 16:30 – 17:00 coffee break
  • 17:00 – 18.30 Dissemination activities (Francisco García Peñalvo)
  • 19.30 dinner and convivial evening

Saturday, 19th February 2011

  • 08:30 – 10:00 External Evaluator Session (Nick Kearney)
  • 10:00 – 10:15 coffee break
  • 10:15 – 11:30 Steering Committee Meeting (Francisco García Peñalvo)
  • 13:00 lunch time. Afterwards there will be the opportunity to visit the Augsburg industrial and textile museum (Text- und Industriemeuseum, tim) and/or the „Fuggerei”. departure of the participant