On the 12th of November 2019, Intercultural Dialogue Platform along with 10 other partners from 7 different European countries have launched a two-year project funded by the European Commission. The title is both inspiring and revealing: CommUnity.
Our new journey is justified by an urgent an actual need to tackle radicalization within European societies. Indeed, the project aims to prevent radicalization of youth by enhancing community engagement and strengthening social cohesion.
Our approach is far from being a classical one, as it is based on multicultural dialogue, trust building and above all on cultural and artistic expression. Moreover, we are not merely targeting youth for their vulnerability, but first and foremost for their ability to become key actors in preventing radicalization. CommUnity project aims to tackle push factors such as marginalisation, inequality, discrimination and denial of rights and to create new opportunities to promote peace and shared values through artistic and cultural expression. By giving a voice to young people who are feeling marginalized or unfairly treated we can build powerful communities with an enhanced sense of belonging, well-being and self-esteem.
Our strategy thrives from the conviction that Beauty will save the world! Accordingly, we put beauty and arts to the service of peace and in the hands of young people! We firmly believe that youth can prove to be the most efficient ally in preventing radicalization within local communities and beyond!
Our creative approach will be tested in the following EU countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Croatia, Italy, Spain and Netherlands.
Our partners are: Foyer (Belgium), Florence University (Italy), Mitra France (France), Arco Forum (Spain), Udruga Prizma (Croatia), UC Limburg (Belgium), Forum Dialog (Germany), Islam Kennis Centrum (Netherlands), Fedactio (Belgium), Platforme de Paris (France).
Stay tuned for the launching of the up-coming coordinated campaigns: Cine CommUnity, Women’s CommUnity, Men’s CommUnity, Harmony CommUnity, Youth Creative CommUnity and Youth Creative Festival: Peaceful Together.
The CommUnity is going to get poEthic!