Project “Understanding Europe”
Understanding Europe (UE) is a year and a half project (2016-2018), funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus Plus program. The partner countries are Austria, Germany, Romania, Belgium and Poland. The partnership consists of 8 organizations – Bulgarian Development Agency ( Bulgaria), DIE WIENER VOLKSHOCHSCHULEN GMBH (Austria), UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT (Austria), EU WAREHOUSE (Belgium), Hamburger Volkshochschule (Germany), Sprachendienst Konstanz (Germany), ASOCIATIA NEVO PARUDIMOS (Romania) and Instytut Tolerancji (Poland).
The project aims to eliminate information deficits, to set in motion educational processes and to produce in addition to learning the local language a new learning module comprising two parts as "Understanding Europe - A guide to European Citizenship" and "Understanding Germany / Austria / Poland / Romania / Bulgaria / Belgium - A guide to German / Austrian / Bulgarian / Polish / Romanian, Belgian citizenship".
The objectives of the project are learning about Europe as a contribution to a successful integration of refugees into European societies, a learning module about Europe as a part of the learning process of the language of the host country and the successfull integration and inclusion of immigrants and refugees into European societies. All the partners are involved in educational offers for refugees and basic education. The existing local networks will be strengthened and enriched by the development of the new learning module.