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Multicultural Neighbours

Project Promoter: Fundacja You Plan Culture
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 27 836,00 EUR
Fundacja Emic (Poland)
Centrum Kultury Dwór Artusa (Poland)
Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Toruniu (Poland)
ЭКОКЛАСТЕР Брест (Belarus)
Duration time: 15.12.2021-15.10.2022

The project includes a series of educational and cultural activities aimed at integrating foreigners living in Poland, particularly in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Province, into the local community. Our goal is to show that multiculturalism is a value for society and acceptance of diversity should start at the local level. We want to raise Polish people’s awareness of the challenges foreigners face, and develop empathy towards their needs. We activate people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures and worldviews, encourage them to talk together and build a culture of dialogue.
The project addresses the needs of foreigners in Poland, but also the barriers experienced by Poles, such as fear of the unknown, stereotypes, and prejudice. We want to strengthen social inclusion, counteract exclusion, and promote models of effective cooperation for diversity at the regional level. We carry out cultural and educational activities (such as theatre, music, dance, radio, culinary events, etc.) for all interested parties. We are implementing the project in cooperation with four partners: the Artus Court Cultural Centre, the Emic Foundation, the WSB University in Toruń, and the Centre for International Cooperation from Belarus.