Borderless Dialogue: Social Integration Through Non-formal Education
The “Borderless Dialogue” project is based on one of INPRO’s local initiatives called Open Cafe which was realized under the scope of the Open Rzeszow project in 2016 which was financed by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. It was initially created in response to the increasing number of immigrants moving to Rzeszow, Poland to study or work.
The concept of Open Cafe was popularized in Sweden, Greece and Italy within the previous project “Social Intergation through Informal Dialogue” (2018-2021) and now the format spreads among partner organizations in Spain, Portugal and Hungary. (2021-2022).
Open Cafe is an informal and comfortable space open for all. It is a space where people meet, break stereotypes about each other and debate different issues. They also learn how to actively listen, be respectful and express their opinions in a clear manner. The aim of this project is to create new cultural spaces in 3 cities in Portugal, Spain and Hungary for people to meet on equal terms, and where the rules of interaction are more flexible. This creates a mutual understanding between participants which can then filter into larger community-level interactions. In this manner, the project would help achieve more social cohesion and an easier way of living together in diversity.
INPRO from Poland
No Gordio Association from Portugal
KOZ-PONT from Hungary
DIDEAS from Spain
The project number 2019-3-PL01-KA205-077512 is financed by Erasmus Plus within Strategic Partnerships Key Action.