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Multicultural Małopolska

Children and youth Completed
2015-02-02 - 2016-03-31
186 516,86 PLN
150 000,00 PLN
disability, integration
Project description
Małopolska consists of several ethnographic regions of various social and cultural content. It is manifested by numerous folk groups and various regional traditions. On the other hand, in many places the ethnic diversity results in conflicts continued by successive generations. For example: in Andrychów, a conflict has been going on for many years between the Poles and the Roma community; in Tarnów, where half of the population used to be Jewish, there prevails a problem of anti-Semitism; in the Gorlice municipality, there appear vulgar inscriptions against the Lemkos community. At school, young people learn that Małopolska region always was and still is multicultural, but this does not change the fact that stereotypes and prejudices concerning various nations and ethnic groups are being passed on to the next generations.
The aim of the project was to shape tolerance and openness of young people by getting them acquainted with multicultural reality, tradition and history of the region and through better understanding of the issues.
Thanks to the project implementation, three theatre youth groups from Wadowice, Olkusz and Kraków are now capable of preparing artistic activities which show multicultural character of the region.
Workshop scenarios on multiculturalism for children and youth were prepared and the programme of Multicultural Travelling Festival was worked out. The Festival addressed to the children, youth and adults from the region was organized 7 times. The programme included shadow theatre show, concerts, telling fairy tales, exhibition and an educational board game. 5 videos were made on the project implementation.
The project beneficiaries were mostly young people from Wadowice, Olkusz and Kraków and children and youth from the towns and villages where the Festival was organized.
The project partner was Małopolski Instytut Kultury which provided organizational support (venues and materials for workshops and conferences) and professional support (including development of some programme components, conducting workshops).
We use the grant for capacity building