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Project idea: Local context and background for initiative: The Almås school is situated in a multicultural area where the Swedish Democrats (a small extremist right-wing party) got 11 % of the votes in the last election. During the last 10 years we have seen more and more xenophobia attitudes develop and we have also witnessed how culture is being misused as a symbol of difference instead of an added value in society.
Project general aim: To combat youth xenophobia and work for anti-racism
with pupils using (instead of avoiding) the cultural advantages a multicultural
Europe (and world) can provide. With this project partnership we want to encourage and visualize cultural bridges and promote understanding and inclusion.
By meeting and discussing, exchanging ideas, photos, stories, images, music and art, we want to construct and develop web based
course materials in different languages to be used in religion, history, social sciences, etc. The course materials will be produced by all the partner schools and pupils and will include, for example, religious festivities, ceremonies and rituals or cultural landmarks and historical events. The course material will be made available digitally at the project end in various forms such as movies, images, text, etc. and free to be used by all the participants and others in their teaching.