What it does: The project is organized under the following Actions
Action 1: Teacher Training
1a: Teachers’ Seminars: design and deliver a comprehensive seminar structure of a minimum duration of 20 school hours, for teachers of primary and secondary education and members of local community such as parents, municipality officers, local media, members of trade unions, human rights organisations, university students etc., in border and mainland cities incorporating: UNHCR and TENet-Gr educational material as well as innovative relevant material of other organizations; Experience and feedback from previous joint projects.
Action 1b: Teachers’ Short Workshops: design and deliver short workshops of 2 to 4-hours and/or keynotes for teachers of primary and secondary education and members of local community such as parents, municipality officers, local media, members of trade unions, human rights organisations etc., in several mainland and boarder cities incorporating: UNHCR and TENet-Gr educational material as well as innovative relevant material of other organizations;Experience and feedback from previous joint projects.
Action 2: student workshops and school networking
A number of students of primary and/or secondary education in Athens, Lesvos, Chios, Limnos, Chania Crete, Rethymno Crete, Thessaloniki, Xanthi, Drama, Serres, Kozani, Alexandroupoli, Trikala, Karditsa, Larissa, Volos, Katerini, Grevena, Patras, Ioannina, Sparta, Kalamata, Tripoli and other cities, from a number of schools join the “It could be me-It could be you” programme and are involved in a series of specifically targeted interactive workshops based on UNHCR’s and TENet’s educational materials ( “Skliro Karydi”, “Passages”, “I-You-We”, “Irini”, “Monologues” etc).
Action 3: Training trainers and locar coordinators
Action 3a. Local organization and networking
Local Coordinators in a number of cities organize local meetings with teachers in their regio, develop locat school network, organise student workshops and the local Student Festival
Action 3b Local trainers training
Design and deliver a specific course of practical workshops and meetings for new trainers and youth facilitators based on the methodology of the project and its educational material in order to familiarize them with the content and techniques presented during the teachers’ training seminars and the school intervention workshops. At the end of this process the facilitators will be accredited as “project trainers and/or facilitators”. This will result in expansion of the Project in more schools in more sites. Such courses and other relevant meetings for new or old project trainers will be organised by the Regional Coordinators in all regions of the country.
Action 3c. Central trainers training
Reflection, feedback training and updating for Project’s trainers, facilitators, managers and staff. Design and deliver, centrally, a number of central training seminars, which will additionally include reflective sessions and meetings for all projects trainers, facilitators, managers and coordinators for updates on current refugee issues, on current intercultural approaches, on adult education methodology, on evaluation techniques etc. Experts are invited to take part in these meetings and share experience from other countries too.
Action 4: Interactive Performances for students, teachers and/or the community
Specifically selected and/or developed interactive performances address students and the local community. These performances are mostly interactive in order to offer students and other participants the opportunity to actively reflect on issues such as human rights, acceptance of the “other”, racist speech etc. In particular, the Forum Theatre play “the multicolour migration of the butterfly” (created during 2016) is presented in several cities. Other similar performances, i.e "Passages", are also presented and engage students and local communities.
Action 5: Student Festivals, Share Events and/or Action Days
Schools in every city collectively present their work in targeted Festivals, Share Events and/or Action Days.
Action 6: “Together” – joint actions for local and refugee youth population
With the view to create opportunities and preconditions for coexistence and meeting between local student population and refugee children accommodated in different locations and facilities, joint creative actions are designed and promoted. These will include activities to be organised mainly in the urban context such as common workshops for local and refugee youths, organisations of visits to museums, street happenings, attendance to music, dance and theatre performances etc. Such activities can facilitate intercultural communication, breaking the ice between the two populations, fighting fear and stereotypes, while mitigating the sense of marginalization among the refugee population. Design of such activities are based on an assessment of needs and possible partners to this actions (schools involved in the project, competent central and local authorities and civil society actors etc) in consultation with UNHCR and taking into account any special conditions at local level and the evolving refugee situation. TENet-Gr seeks and secures all necessary authorizations by competent authorities and actors for activities involving transfer of refugee and local children and participation in events.
Workshops, museum or performance visits, street happenings etc are organized for local and refugee youth so that they can play and create together.
Additionally, the program provides:
Collection and distribution of educational resources for teachers (guide, exercise and activity manuals et al.)
Long distance support and counseling for educators that implement actions under the “it could be me – it could be you” program, for their follow-up steps with their team.
Dissemination actions (conferences, workshops, presentations et al.)