The funding program EUROPEANS FOR PEACE is currently accepting applications for project funding in 2018 and 2019. The program is looking for projects that fit the theme of “celebrate diversity! youth exchange for all” , and applicants are encouraged to involve one or several international partners. Diverse groups are especially encouraged to apply, as The mutual exchange and the acceptance of inclusive and diverse concepts of living are very important to EUROPEANS FOR PEACE.
Applications can be submitted digitally, and the deadline is 22 January, 2018. For more information about the call, and the program itself, visit: www.europeans-for-peace.de.
Sports and Education
Football, the most favorite sport of Europe is now more than 150 years old and it has been an important witness of the 20th century history, so there is no wonder why EUROCLIO is willing to use sports history in the classroom. The history of local football clubs is a great way to build an European wide educational module which connects local sport history to European events and processes through history .
Aim of the Project
The project Football: a people’s history of Europe shows that football clubs all over Europe have their own local history but also operate on international level, it illuminates the relevance of local histories, memories and legacies as well as the connection between the local and the global. Football can teach students the knowledge needed it of local histories to really understand the global history because local and global history are interconnected with each other. By including football in history education, we can include cultural identities that are seen as not important into official school curricula. Six themes will form this project: gender, extremist, conflict, identity, diversity, migration and politics.
The kick-off meeting took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the 23th of March 2016. It was the first time that all interested partners were together to discuss the framework and ideas of this projects. The partners, for now are: EUROCLIO, British Council/Big Ideas Company and the Anne Frank Foundation. In the near future we will find more partners and contacts for this project, set up more meetings and set up the first pilot event in cooperation with Eintracht Franfurt Museum.
At Euroclio we are promoting a type of history teaching that promotes peace and democracy. The way history teaching can do this is very complex… Jonathan Even-Zohar.
UNITED for Intercultural Action, is a European Network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees. UNITED’s vision is one of peaceful coexistence and intercultural respect all over the world. Their goal is intercultural understanding and cooperation.
UNITED for Intercultural Action, is holding a conference in Torino, Italy from 22 to 27 April 2016, ‘Moving stories: Narratives of Migration Crossing Europe’.
We need a paradigm shift in how we narrate our own past; we need to break with the tradition of focusing history education on the telling the stories of nations and states… Jonathan Even-Zohar.
In the context of UNITED’s upcoming conference, had an interview with Jonathan Even-Zohar, EUROCLIO’s director, who gave his opinion on the refugee crisis, and the role of historians and history teachers in challenging the prevalent narrative on migration.
If you want to read the complete interview click here.
For more information on UNITED, visit their website, Twitter and Facebook.
EUROPEANS FOR PEACE – the funding programme for international school and youth projects – announces this years’ call for application on the subject “Discrimination: Watch Out! Projects on exclusion then – and now”.
The deadline for submissions is the 1st December 2015. Projects can be applied for the period from 2016 to August 2017.
The Foundation »Remembrance, Responsibility and Future« (EVZ) has been promoting international school and youth projects between Germany and the countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Israel in its EUROPEANS FOR PEACE programme since 2005. The following expenses are partly paid for by the programme: group travel expenses, accommodation and personnel costs.
Schools or non-school education institutions are invited to join up in international partnerships with a German partner and apply for funding for their joint project. The projects can select a historical or contemporary approach to the theme. The focus of EUROPEANS FOR PEACE call for applications lies on the history of National Socialism and on current issues and patterns of discrimination.
Applications for project proposals on the situation of refugees before, during and after World War II (e.g. in camps for displaced persons) or on the situation of refugees today in the countries of the project partners are particularly encouraged.
The application form and further information are available on the EVZ website. Please notice as well the application form and the call for application.
For further questions, please e-mail to Europeans for Peace .