COMMUNITY ART PRACTICES FROM A MULTILINGUISTIC AND INTERCULTURAL LENS FOR INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE IN THE EURO-MED REGION; The findings address the common aspects of community arts in matters of space or ceremonies via desk research, such as the concept of SAMAR as the art of community conversations in the Arabic language or Mahalle in the Turkish language as social units to converse between community members on socio-political issues where arts could take place too.
- JUSTICE IN THE 21ST CENTURY; This work is a collection of five papers dedicated to the complex concept of Justice.
- OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE IN THE TIME OF MULTIPLE CRISES; Official Development Assistance (ODA) has been a mechanism for solidarity and for balancing the power dynamics of global politics through financial compensation. This document reflects on the trends accompanied by ODA in the past few years.
2. POLICY BRIEFS
- GENDER RESPONSIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF AGENDA 2030, FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION; The social and labor integration of migrant women is an important starting point for equity and for closing the socio-economic gap between women and men in general.
- HOW TO STRENGHTEN SLOVENIAN FOREIGN POLICY AS AN ADVOCATE FOR PEACE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN PALESTINE is a policy brief, where we address the Slovenian foreign policy toward the Palestinian struggle; we identify two streams from 2018 to 2019 and after the government change in 2020 to April 2022.
3. BACKGROUND PAPERS
- GENDER MAINSTREAMING, MIGRATION, INTEGRATION AND AGENDA 2030; Gender mainstreaming was introduced in Slovenia through the Equal Opportunities Between Women and Men Act (2002).
- NON-DISCRIMINATION IN MIGRATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT addresses inequalities among countries, including those related to representation, and calls for the facilitation of orderly and safe migration and mobility of people.
4. CASE STUDIES
- MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION FROM A GENDER PERSPECTIVE IN SLOVENIA: In this case study we analyzed the measurements for social and labor integration from the lens of gender equality.
- HOW CAN INTERCULTURAL LEARNING CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING is a study case where we elaborated on critical issues where learning through intercultural exchanges may contribute to building inclusive and sustainable societies that are responsive to the Agenda 2030.
- UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF MIGRANT AND REFUGEE WOMEN IN THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE CREATIVE SECTORS (WICP) – Women in Creative Power projects seeks to address gaps in the integration process of migrant and refugee women, to improve their employability and establish and strengthen ties with their new communities.
- EXOTICIASTION IN THE DECOLONIAL DISCOUSE – The Clash of Egos “We will Save Them from Us” and “We will Study Them to Upgrade Us.”
- GLOBAL EDUCATION THROUGH AN INTERCULTURAL LENSE
- HOW TO BECOME SESITIVE TO THE DIVERSITY OF OPPRESSION?
- THE ROLE OF FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY IN SUPPORTING WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENTS IN THE SOUTH AND NORTH OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
- THE IMPACT OF INTERCULTURAL SENSITIVITY ON OUR LEARNING STYLES
- THE ISLAMIZATION OF GENDER INEQUALITIES?
- GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT: In this training course, which we designed and developed based on the Andregagogy of experiential learning, we are guiding a learning and exchanging process between professionals and staff members working in CSOs in our EuroMed region.
- “LEADERS OF THE FUTURE” is an intercultural leadership training programme for young people, youth leaders, and professionals. The program’s framework is rooted in intercultural learning and the pedagogy of the oppressed. Intercultural leadership, emotional intelligence, storytelling, goal-setting, creative leadership, multiple leading styles, design-thinking, theory of change, and youth inclusion are all areas in which participants improve their competencies during this programme. Intercultural trainer and researcher Samar Zughool created and is leading this training session.
- MENTORING POWER IN INTEGRATION, volume 1: In this training course, our trainer is guiding a critical learning process while delivering concrete steps on switching from traditional mentoring to reverse mentoring as a relationship based on equal participation and integration as a two-way process and stepping out from ethnocentrism to ethnorelativism.
- BASICS OF SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE is an online training course that is free of charge, for people who would like to learn basics of Slovenian language.
- MENTORING POWER IN INTEGRATION, volume 2: The program started with arts and its techniques for grounding, team building and creating safe and brave spaces. We are creating and redefining our collective dictionary regarding mentoring, cultural awareness, experiential learning styles and intercultural communication.
- GUIDE FOR YOUTH EDUCATORS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION CURRICULUMS AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROCESSES; This guide takes experiential educators into a three-course action of Designing, Facilitating and Assessing to create an experiential education curriculum that integrates the key principles of experiential learning by guiding a process through the experiential cycle and incorporating diverse tools and methods responding to diverse needs and learning styles, enabling life-long learning in line with the eight key competences.
- WICP Project’s tandem training programme; In this guide you can find information about Tandem training, it’s structure and learning approaches.
- INTERCULTURAL LEARNING FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING; This tool aims to create an experience where we enhance our intercultural sensitivity out of anthroponcetrism.
- STORYSILIENCE TOOLKIT was created in a collaboration with a group of people working to create and tell stories with the aim of building social resilience and solidarity in times of crisis.
- STORYSILIENCE LEARNING GUIDE is a learning guide that aims to inspire people with the skills, joy and enthusiasm of art – something they can enjoy personally and also gain career opportunities.
- “AM I INCLUSIVE?” Is a self-reflective questionnaire from the lens of gender and intercultural sensitivity learning.
- Creartbase is an e – learning platform that is a part of the project “Be Art Together” and it is an initiative of an international team from Poland, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia, aimed at supporting artistic education conducted using online tools, as well as promoting local culture and artistic forms via the Internet. It allows you to share materials and exchange experiences of art education teachers, thanks to which they can broaden their knowledge in the field of working methods and the use of new tools; as well as downloading art education in a remote form, available to everyone in an unlimited, free form.
To find the educational videos, click on the “COURSES” button on the home page, and there you can select the course of your choice.
Access the platform HERE.
- THE PEDAGOGY OF OPPRESSED; Bringing the pedagogy of oppressed into the classroom
- ENERGIZERS FOR CREATIVITY
- THEATER-BASED TECHNIQUES for stimulation of creativity and introduction of body expression
- “THE ROAD TO LJUBLJANA” is a documentary film that carries one simple message: “Migration is a natural human activity, but hate is not! Choose Love!”
- “IT ENDS BY ME” is a short film that advocates for the achievement of SDG8 “decent work and economic growth” for all.
- “BE MY VOICE” : Story of listening, Story of Hande Kader and Story of blood feud
- “COVID-19 IN SLOVENIA” – performance of young people from Slovenia.
PARTICIPATORY ARTS AND COMMUNITY ART PRACTICES
- “InterArts” is an informal group of passionate actresses and artists from Syria, Algeria, Jordan, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina who live in Ljubljana. In the light of Mediterranean Day, we held an InterArts performance; Reclaiming our Mediterranean through arts for dialogue.
Community art practices from a multilinguistic and intercultural lens for intercultural dialogue in the Euro-Med region; The findings address the common aspects of community arts in matters of space or ceremonies via desk research, such as the concept of SAMAR as the art of community conversations in the Arabic language or Mahalle in the Turkish language as social units to converse between community members on socio-political issues where arts could take place too.
- “Be My Voice”; The training course promoted empathy and intercultural intelligence to boost emotional intelligence. Theatre and art helped them develop international solidarity skills for mental wellness. For the practical implementation, we had a selection of stories written and submitted anonymously by citizens across the Euro-Med region.
- Shades of Accountability; In this stage, we aimed to invite people willing to participate in a community-building process to explore and artistically symbolise the politicisation of inner resilience and inner dialogues between the collective pressure as the “cups in the heads” and the individuation set of desires.
- Decoding resilience is a performative journey of cleansing shoes in different locations in Slovenia while decoding and reflecting on the process of social and individual communications that we initiated or encountered.
- SAMA Community Arts is a series of workshops using Performing Arts and its techniques to redefine heart-based communication and decolonise terminologies such as “citizenship.”
- Red in Resilience is a theatrical performance inspired by diverse journeys of “women in or coming from societies influenced by the ideology of Islam in a geographical location named the “Middle East.”
- Not your Scheherazade (“The Strike of Mecca“) is a story of 1001 nights by Samar Zughool.
- PHILOSOPHY PUZZLES 2030 is a mystery-solving game, where the player in each mission encounters one philosophic mystery to solve. These mysteries are “official” philosophical ideas by most important philosophers and thinkers worldwide and from different times, going back to ancient Greece.
- “SMART START” table game focuses on collaborative problem-solving and can be used to engage with non-direct and indirect beneficiaries of the “Women in Creative Power” project that was implemented to support the integration of migrant and refugee women into European societies.
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