LT, PT, GR, RO, TR. According to the SWOT analysis done by each partner in their institution, the partners identified a series of common needs that lead to the decision to implement a project about tolerance. Violence, aggression, intolerance, racism, ethnic discrimination are tendencies that can be observed in the behavior of the students from all the partner countries.
In The World Values Survey shows that Portugal, Turkey and Romania are the least racially tolerant countries, while Greece and Lithuania seem to be the most tolerant countries. This result along with the diverse educational and cultural background of the partners will facilitate the implementation of a successful project.
In accordance with the Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union, we envisage that this
international cooperation will prepare our students for living in a multicultural society being aware of the EU values, appreciating diversity. Students will interiorize tolerance and mutual understanding as active civic attitudes. For reaching the overall aim of broadening the civic mindedness emphasizing the importance of tolerance and mutual understanding impact in daily life, we decided to use an innovative approach.
To reach the project objectives an innovative approach will be used. Combining the advantages of using ICT in education with the Five Factor Model theory will tackle the 5 personality dimensions:
The use of ICT during the activities, supported by internal cognitive aspects of learning will lead to innovative outcomes results tackling learning abilities.
The activities are designed to develop the tolerance, mutual understanding, intercultural
competences, social and civic spirit. The international cooperation will broaden the cross-cultural
knowledge and understanding about the countries, cultures and values strengthening the feeling of belonging to a united Europe.