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Bridging Hearts, Opening Minds and Doing Things Together – CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS!

The 3th United Nations Alliance Of Civilizations SUMMER SCHOOL will be hosted by the University of COIMBRA, Portugal, from 04 to 12 August 2012.

Aims of the Course: The course aims to strengthen the role of youth in building tolerant and inclusive societies, youth ability to organize and take action and engage in civic participation, as well as identify educational principles to promote a “glocal civil intercultural citizenship”.

The concrete objectives of the course are to enable participants:

  • to strengthen individual and organisational capacities and skills for youth participation inintercultural dialogue and cooperation and youth leadership in promoting peace anddefusing tensions
  • to develop a common understanding of the situations and challenges faced by youngpeople in our increasingly cultural diverse but one world
  • to get acquainted with the framework of the Alliance initiative and ongoing projects
  • to act as a consultation towards the development of the global network of Dialogue Cafés as a unique opportunity that makes a difference for youth
  • to reinforce the possibilities for co-operation and dialogue between societies of thecountries members of the Alliance
  • to acquire know-how on concepts and challenges of intercultural dialogue and cooperation
  • to reflect upon topics of importance to strengthen active citizenship (e.g. culture and identity, human rights, democracy, participation, exclusion and integration, development, education, globalisation, MDGs)
  • to co-operate in a network with other participants and their projects
  • to create operational tools and act as multipliers by passing on the training and knowledge acquired
  • to live through an intercultural experience with the opportunity to develop expertise and know-how on intercultural learning

Would you like to be a participant? Find here all the information!

Download the PDF: UNAOC Summer School 2012 – Call for applications

Download the application form for participants: UNAOC Summer School Application Forms June 2012

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) The UNAOC aims to improve understanding and cooperation among nations and peoples across cultures and to reduce polarization at local and global levels. It helps develop more inclusive societies, in which diversity is experienced as an asset.


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