Scope: Discover other cultures
Policy: Intolerance comes from ignorance and fear. In order to prevent racism, homophobia and all type of discrimination we put a lot of efforts into bringing people from different horizons and cultures. A good practice that is implemented by MEL WIPSEE is the promotion of the European citizenship and the celebration of diversity.
To disseminate Peace Education, MEL WIPSEE has organized and participated in many workshops. Since September 2020 we organize for example “Culture and Gastronomy” workshop, each month focused on a different country (Germany, Spain, Italy, Colombia, Morocco….) and hosted by a person from each country. https://www.instagram.com/p/CIn-wSunDNb/ It is an opportunity for children and their family to learn about foreign customs and consequently to tackle stereotypes and cliches from the youngest age. This activity is transferable in the long term, as there can be an infinity of theme country, and can be adapted to various ages. There are about 10 participant to each workshop (there have been 4 so far). We also took part to the online GoYouth conference as co-host, it was organized by an Egyptian partner organization YoGlow. It included various workshops such as how to be a good leader or an introduction to interculturality. There were about 30 participants to the conference. This activity was online and can be reproduces indefinitely, it could be held physically and be an opportunity for an international meeting. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBtZHkJnkBM/
Territoral scale: Culture and Gastronomy workshop: local/GoYouth Conference: international (France + Gerogia + Egypt)
To improve knowledge about the topic: Introduce the topic in a way that is open to opposite opinions and point of view. Educate in a respectful and mindful way. Respect the fact that people might be ignorant about a given topic and commit to teach and not bring down people.
To improve knowledge on qualitative and quantitative thrustworthy resources: Be knowledgeable about what you want to teach. Double check facts, sources and consider arguments from all sides on a given matter. Make trustworthy resources avaiilable through correct referencing and on your various channels.
Improve knowledge about equality, dignity of people, social inclusion and legality: Make equality, dignity and inclusion the core of all activities and taking them into consideration at all times. Promote equality, dignity and inclusion on medias and networks.
Develop an integrated knowledge system to formulate and evaluate development policies: Keep track of all actions and practices to ensure the transferability, adaptability of them in order to develop knowledge and skills. Thoroully report and follow up every action.
Ensure the availability, access and networking of data and information: Communicate and disseminate widely through media and networks. Use both local networks and international and institutionnal networks.
Education, awareness, communication
Turning knowledge into skills:Provide people with a way to convert experience into skills, such as transversal skills thanks to certificates, Europass, badges…
Promote education: Always have in mind self-improvement and help other improve. Be open minded and find an efficient way to transfer your knowledge and skills onto other people.
Promote and apply solutions for development: Officialise your practices for them to get recognition and visibility (labels, certificates, participation to national or international events).
Communication: Inclusive communication for all types of networks (email, newsletters, social media, institutionnal channels).