ÖSTERREICHISCHER PARTNER GESUCHT: Valle Camonica Third Sector Forum with the mandate of Municipality of Malegno sucht einen Partner für Maßnahme 2.1
Integration & Peripheries - From Trenches to Intercultural Dialogue and Mutual Understanding
Comune di Malegno and Forum del Terzo Settore in Valle Camonica have gained considerable experience and competences in the field of immigrants’ integration. At the same time Valle Camonica belongs to the Alpine region and is often depicted as a peripheral area when compared to the major economic centres in Northern Italy. Last but not least, this region experienced all the violence of World War I and it still carries the marks of those terrible years, which can be seen when walking along the trenches on the Adamello Glacier and in the surrounding mountains. This project would like to start from those terrible scars of our common past and write a new History chapter, together with those migrants who have recently escaped from other conflicts, in other parts of the world. Priorities chosen for the project: 1. Fostering intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding and combatting the stigmatisation of migrants and minority groups 2. Promoting solidarity in times of crisis Main objective of the project: - promote dialogue, tolerance and understanding between different cultures, communities and people with a particular focus on the situation of migrants in our society. Specific objectives: - exchange views, reflections and memories of the World War I during the trekking tours along local trenches and reflect on its importance for the Europe of today and tomorrow - overcome stereotypes about migrants and encourage dialogue and understanding between UE-citizens and migrants by their participating in common activities - exchange of best practices of solidarity and examples of migrants inclusion by visiting local projects. Number of participants: about 20 from every partner country Mobility period: September 2018 (one week mobility)
We are looking for a partner from AUSTRIA to join our town twinning proposal for the 1st March deadline. Together with a small local municipality (Malegno) and the Third Sector Forum from the local valley (Vallecamonica), we are working on a town twinning proposal that aims to share good practices of immigrant’s integration and solidarity, starting from memories of First World War and visits to local trenches of that times. That is why we would like to invite a group from AUSTRIA to be partner of our project and to be hosted in Vallecamonica next summer. As the municipality of Malegno is very small (about 2000 inhabitants), we would prefer to involve a small Austrian municipality. There would be more common issues and good practices to share and to learn from each other this way. We are looking for a partner interested in the topic and the objectives of our project, preferably with some experience with immigrant’s integration.
Please see the draft of our proposal (in attachment).