About the Project
One of the main features of European culture is pluralism, which otherwise might be called -
the multiplicity in unity. With the aim of keeping all the valuable traditions, we need a common
concern for the opposition to the problem of intolerance and social exclusion. Our goal is to develop
activities, working methods that will build the attitude of openness and tolerance to wide-range
differences (resulting from culture, religion, financial status, disability, gender, older age), to
counteract prejudices, xenophobia. We want to build social dialogue between different groups and
prevent early school leaving. Lack of openness in the school environment leads to: reduction of
young people’s creativity, suppression of individuality; formation of the atmosphere of risk, fear of
manifesting individuality in behavior; aggressive behavior of individuals or groups; social isolation;
fear of being different, social and mental ostracism.The students’ attitude of intolerance can be
transferred into their adult life in a multicultural Europe. Unifying cultural patterns often causes fear
of "outsiders", "others" - because of skin color, language or different customs. It also implies the fear
of losing our identity and traditions. Such anxiety is reinforced by a variety of prejudices, stereotypes.
Knowledge of other cultures cannot be gained only theoretically. The best way to get to know and
understand different traditions, views is a direct meeting.
Subjects: Art, Citizenship, Cross Curricular, Ethics, Foreign Languages, Geography, History, History
of Culture, Informatics / ICT, Media Education, Philosophy / Logic, Psychology, Religion, Social
Studies / Sociology
Languages: EN
Pupil's age: 15 - 19
Tools to be used: Audio conference, Chat, e-mail, Forum, MP3, Other software (Powerpoint, video,
pictures and drawings), Project Diary, Twinspace, Video conference, Virtual learning environment
(communities, virtual classes, ...), Web publishing
Aims:
1. gradual unfolding of intercultural competence, openness, acceptance, tolerance; 2. gradual change
of attitude / opinion towards cultural diversity, breaking the stereotypes; 3. gradual increase in the
motivation to learn, especially foreign languages, an incentive for self-improvement; 4. greater
involvement in their tasks; 5. the impact on duty, discipline; 6. growing sense of responsibility for the
tasks performed; 7. the acquisition of communication skills (interpersonal); 8. gradual improvement
of language skills as a result of the project participants work on extra-curricular activities and
in international meetings. 9.a significant increase language competence acquired during the
implementation of additional activities in the framework of the project tasks and the six international
meetings; 10. extracurricular activities for the project participants in each school; 11. implementation
of the work of schools solutions developed in the Project
Work process:
Objectives of the project will be implemented in subsequent project meetings. Students will meet at
6 meetings in each of the partner countries. Between meetings, the students will work on problems in
their schools and contact with partners via Internet. On 12-15.11.14 will be held the first meeting of
teachers - the leaders of the project.
Expected results:
Expected results during the project are: - gradual unfolding of intercultural competence, openness,
acceptance, tolerance; - gradual change of attitude / opinion towards cultural diversity, breaking the
stereotypes; - gradual increase in the motivation to learn, especially foreign languages, an incentive
for self-improvement; - greater involvement in their tasks; - the impact on duty, discipline; - growing
sense of responsibility for the tasks performed; - the acquisition of communication skills
(interpersonal); - gradual improvement of language skills as a result of the project participants work
on extra-curricular activities and in international meetings. Expected results at the end of the project
are:- a significant increase language competence acquired during the implementation of additional
activities in the framework of the project tasks and the six international meetings; - completion of a
minimum of 140 hours of extracurricular activities for the project participants in each school; -
implementation of the work of schools solutions developed in the project; - development of
intercultural competence, openness, acceptance, tolerance; - change of attitude / opinion towards
cultural diversity, overcoming stereotypes; - improving ability to work in a team; - improving the
ability to use information technology; - raising the level of knowledge of the culture of the partner
countries; - increasing motivation to learn, especially foreign languages, incentive for self-
improvement; - an increase in self-confidence; - increasing involvement in the tasks; - increasing the
level of self-esteem; - increasing self-reliance; - greater responsibility, discipline; - an increased sense
of responsibility for the tasks performed; - the acquisition of communication skills. Products that arise
during the implementation of the project are: - video from the meeting with immigrants (refugees)
from Africa; - photo report of the visit participants in the concentration camp of Auschwitz; -
presentations on partner countries - gradually, one presentation presented during each of the
international visits; - works of art, photographs related to the topic of the project; - works of art
showing the culture of the partner countries; - video clip of the song about tolerance and cooperation; -
One of the main features of European culture is pluralism, which otherwise might be called the multiplicity in unity. With the aim of keeping all the valuable traditions, we need a common concern for the opposition to the problem of intolerance and social exclusion. Our goal is to develop activities, working methods that will build the attitude of openness and tolerance to wide-range differences (resulting from culture, religion, financial status, disability, gender, older age), to counteract prejudices, xenophobia.
We want to build social dialogue between different groups and prevent early school leaving.
Lack of openness in the school environment leads to: reduction of young people’s creativity, suppression of individuality; formation of the atmosphere of risk, fear of manifesting individuality in behavior; aggressive behavior of individuals or groups; social isolation; fear of being different, social and mental ostracism.The students’ attitude of intolerance can be transferred into their adult life in a multicultural Europe. Unifying cultural patterns often causes fear of "outsiders", "others" - because of skin color, language or different customs. It also implies the fear of losing our identity and traditions. Such anxiety is reinforced by a variety of prejudices, stereotypes.
Knowledge of other cultures cannot be gained only theoretically. The best way to get to know and
understand different traditions, views is a direct meeting.

Subjects: Art, Citizenship, Cross Curricular, Ethics, Foreign Languages, Geography, History, History
of Culture, Informatics / ICT, Media Education, Philosophy / Logic, Psychology, Religion, Social
Studies / Sociology

Languages: EN

Pupil's age: 15 - 19

Tools to be used: Audio conference, Chat, e-mail, Forum, MP3, Other software (Powerpoint, video, pictures and drawings), Project Diary, Twinspace, Video conference, Virtual learning environment (communities, virtual classes, ...), Web publishing

Aims:
1. gradual unfolding of intercultural competence, openness, acceptance, tolerance;
2. gradual change of attitude / opinion towards cultural diversity, breaking the stereotypes;
3. gradual increase in the motivation to learn, especially foreign languages, an incentive for self-improvement;
4. greater involvement in their tasks;
5. the impact on duty, discipline;
6. growing sense of responsibility for the tasks performed;
7. the acquisition of communication skills (interpersonal);
8. gradual improvement of language skills as a result of the project participants work on extra-curricular activities and
in international meetings.
9.a significant increase language competence acquired during the implementation of additional activities in the framework of the project tasks and the six international meetings;
10. extracurricular activities for the project participants in each school;
11. implementation of the work of schools solutions developed in the Project

Work process:
Objectives of the project will be implemented in subsequent project meetings. Students will meet at 6 meetings in each of the partner countries. Between meetings, the students will work on problems in their schools and contact with partners via Internet. On 12-15.11.14 will be held the first meeting of teachers - the leaders of the project.

Expected results:
Expected results during the project are: - gradual unfolding of intercultural competence, openness, acceptance, tolerance; - gradual change of attitude / opinion towards cultural diversity, breaking the stereotypes; - gradual increase in the motivation to learn, especially foreign languages, an incentive for self-improvement; - greater involvement in their tasks; - the impact on duty, discipline; - growing sense of responsibility for the tasks performed; - the acquisition of communication skills (interpersonal); - gradual improvement of language skills as a result of the project participants work on extra-curricular activities and in international meetings. Expected results at the end of the project are:- a significant increase language competence acquired during the implementation of additional activities in the framework of the project tasks and the six international meetings; - completion of a minimum of 140 hours of extracurricular activities for the project participants in each school; - implementation of the work of schools solutions developed in the project; - development of intercultural competence, openness, acceptance, tolerance; - change of attitude / opinion towards cultural diversity, overcoming stereotypes; - improving ability to work in a team; - improving the ability to use information technology; - raising the level of knowledge of the culture of the partner countries; - increasing motivation to learn, especially foreign languages, incentive for self- improvement; - an increase in self-confidence; - increasing involvement in the tasks; - increasing the level of self-esteem; - increasing self-reliance; - greater responsibility, discipline; - an increased sense of responsibility for the tasks performed; - the acquisition of communication skills. Products that arise during the implementation of the project are: - video from the meeting with immigrants (refugees) from Africa; - photo report of the visit participants in the concentration camp of Auschwitz; -presentations on partner countries - gradually, one presentation presented during each of the international visits; -works of art, photographs related to the topic of the project; - works of art showing the culture of the partner countries; - video clip of the song about tolerance and cooperation; - video from a meeting with Christian and Muslim clerics; - photo report workshop in Down Cafe and music workshops with seniors; - video documenting a conversation about the phenomenon of intolerance and social exclusion during a meeting with local authorities and educational institutions in different countries; - video presenting Friendship Day - promotion of the project, dissemination of results; - video documenting the videoconference with students from Africa; - project website; -Facebook group to reinforcing the knowledge of participants, exchange experiences and ideas; - a communication platform for the participants of the program; - reports from international meetings. Products that will arise in the last stage of the project are: - presentation on the sources and consequences of intolerance; - presentation " What makes us different, what unites us ? How to live together in friendship ? " appearing in a positive light cultural differences and common characteristics of cultures of the partner countries; - a set of recipes - dishes from partner countries - the effect of culinary workshops that will be implemented at international meetings; - a film about dance workshops - presentation of typical dances of the partner countries; - presentation " The words of friendship in 6 languages" – mini-dictionary of partner countries; - a set of scenarios about the sources of intolerance and its consequences; - presentation " Perfect School " - a school free from prejudices , school tolerance; - database on the phenomenon of intolerance published on the project website; -database on the culture of the partner countries published on the project website; - website with all products of our actions; - chronicle of the project presents impressions, evaluation of project activities of its participants. The project activities will be continued on a national level. We will regularly organize a Friendship Day for the school and the local community, inviting the authorities to this event. The materials developed in the project will be used during the various lessons. They will also be transferred to other schools, institutions collaborating on the project, organizations and foundation whose profile is similar to the theme of our project. All the materials will also be generally available in open online resources. As a result, they can be used as the objectives of our project at the large scope.