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Interethnic dialogue (Student work)

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Festa Europa 2008 Rimini_Student's Team work:"Interethnic dialogue"
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  • 1. Interethnic dialogue & Minorities’ rights
  • 2. We’re all part of a minority… How can we define minority? By Criteria By Comparison Being part of minority is something dynamic
  • 3. How can we define a minority? By Criteria By Comparison We can compare two or more parts of a group choosing criteria. In this way one part assumes the role of Majority and the others of Minority. Languages, Religions, Appereances, Experiences, Origins, Social Condition, etc…
  • 4. The main problems of a meeting between cultures… Differences Personal level Social level National level languages habits religion comunication misunderstanding lifestyle stereotypes wars in the past fanatism
  • 5. The main problems of a meeting between cultures…
    • Personal level:
    • prejudices - stereotypes caused by lack of knowledge, respect and interests
    • Social level:
    • economical differences and intolerance split minorities to ghettos which don’t want to integrate or can’t do it.
    • There are also extremist groups that force people to follow their beliefs because they are afraid of strangers
    Different languages, habits and religions may lead to misunderstanding between cultures
  • 6. The main problems of a meeting between cultures…
    • National level:
    • economical interests foster conflicts
    • medias influence people’s minds by creating stereotypes and forcing them to think in only one way
    • laws could be an obstacle preventing integration, because they can be in contrast with other culture’s traditions
    • In conclusion:
    • misunderstandings, prejudices and indifference cause racism, violence and xenophobia; because of this we close our minds.
  • 7. What can EU do to facilitate the meeting among different cultures?
    • Europe must facilitate meetings between different countries.
    • In Education
    • Transmit values
    • Learn about other countries and their cultures
    • In communication
    • By promoting the learning of the english language
    • Promoting the learning of different languages
    • Adding more information on websites
  • 8. What can EU do to facilitate the meeting among different cultures?
    • Travel
    • Cheaper flights
    • More student exchanges
    • Meetings
    • Having meetings more often
    • Have them in a different places
    • Include more countries (outside of the EU)
    • Include more young people
  • 9. What we can do to facilitate the meeting with a different culture?
    • Use Respect for other cultures
    • Avoid Judging without knowing
    • Be interested in other cultures
    • Make people feel comfortable with a Welcome Behaviour
    • Approach media with critical thinking
    • - Improve Communication
    • Try to Travel in order to Exchange
    • Use Internet to meet people from other countries
    • Learn foreign languages
    E D U C A T I O N
  • 10. Characteristics of the future European culture
    • General
    • - Should be composed of all the countries inside Europe and their own cultures.
    • - European culture must be open and ready to receive other cultures that want to take part in it.
    • All these cultures must be respected and considered at the same level.
    • There should be more inter-cultural projects
  • 11. Characteristics of the future European culture
    • Individual
    • We must care about our own culture, but it’s not a reason to ignore other’s cultures.
    • That’s the reason why all the European citizens must know and understand every culture that is part of Europe.
    • Every member of European culture should wish to unite and cooperate
    • All of us must considerate the possibility to meet other people and their culture as a chance and musn’t be afraid of this opportunity.