THROUGH THE LENS OF THE OTHER PORTAL
Context & Background
“Through the Lens of the Other” aims to introduce and explore new ways of understanding and addressing discrimination in Europe. Critical theories in social sciences explain, through the concept of intersectionality, how oppressive social beliefs and structures (xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, ableism etc.) are interconnected; systematic oppression cannot be understood or addressed with single-issue approaches as they tend to accentuate a specific part of the target groups’ identity and, thus, perpetuate otherness. Co-existing multiple identities demand an approach to integration that is holistic and sensitive to different experiences.
Discrimination due to gender, sexuality, race, culture, physical ability, ethnicity and nationality are the main aspects that the project centers upon; its influence is in the social, economic and behavioral development of the people affected and can be expressed in different terms. Apart from the marginalization, which is the main influence on their social development, discrimination can be detected in the exclusion of the aforementioned people from equal treatment by institutions (e.g. unequal access to democratic rights, discrimination in the workplace, access to the labor market).
The common element in these discriminations is the process of othering, that is, of viewing people around you as inherently and essentially different, based on their belonging to one certain group. Shedding light onto this structure, outlining how it is a common process in all discriminations and operationalizing the analytical framework though non-formal learning activities will work as a step towards tackling it. To this end, youth workers need to be equipped and strategically placed for navigating through challenging situations, embracing complexity as a positive aspect of life.
Aims & Objectives
The “Through the Lend of the Other” project aspires to:
- Empower individuals and reinforce the agency of marginalized groups thus enhancing their representation;
- Raise awareness on the victimization of vulnerable groups thus fostering empathy;
- Promote positive attitudes towards discriminated groups thus embracing diversity as an asset in a society;
- Reduce prejudice and promote social integration thus fostering inclusion of marginalized people;
- Promote integration and cohesion among EU member states regarding rights and freedoms.
Activities, Methods & Deliverables
TLO’s analytical framework will be operationalized through non-formal learning (learning by doing, peer learning, learning through arts) and different tools that will be enriched in the course of the project. The power of the image has a central role in the effort to sensitize the public on issues of discrimination. In specific, at least 14 audio-visual products will be created by the project teams, translated in English and screened in local events organized in partner communities and the international PDSFF festival organized by Inter Alia. The project will also offer online, open access educational material on intersectionality in all partner languages as well as policy recommendations for the integration of marginalized groups resulting from deliberation with youngsters, youth professionals, policy makers, local communities and other stakeholders.
In this section you can find all video materials produced in the course of the “Through the Lens of the Other” project, KA3, Erasmus+, European Youth Together.
You can follow this link to visit a playlist with all of videos or watch them individually in the gallery bellow.
Short films by the Local Working Groups
Volunteers' Training PDSFF2021, November 2020
Training videos - Capacity Building Activity, Busteni, Romania, April 2019
Training videos - Youth Exchange, Malta, Sep 2019
OERs and Downloads
Here you will find an non-exhaustive list of open educational resources, ranging from atircles to guides and useful stock material relevant to the subject matter of the project.
“SHEDIA” Street Paper’s: Social And Economic Impact – Link to PDF
In this section you can find all the partner organizations of the project as well as their contact information.
Inter Alia is a not-for-profit private organization with main objectives: to promote communication between European people, to enhance civil society and collective action at the European level and to strengthen Europeans’ common sense of belonging.
CCIF exists to make a difference in the communities where we operate in, through a number of well thought out humanitarian initiatives.
We are involved in upholding law and justice, human rights, intercultural existence through projects like; Projectstop a human trafficking awareness initiative that entails awareness, advocacy, training/education and restoration; Lifeline, Street Angels, Hope, 7fm Malta which engage locals to positively influence our surroundings. We also offer humanitarian help in time of national disasters. CCIF works in partnerships and collaborations with other NGO´s and Stakeholders in areas that help attain our objectives. Although we are guided by Christian principles we offer help to all people irrespective of cultural background.
From our offices in Malta, we are linked to a multi-disciplinary network of organisations carefully selected over the years and the combined professional experiences and resources we share to attain our organisational objectives.
Eğitim Programları ve Evrensel ve Kültürel Aktiviteler Derneği – EPEKA was established on 16 March 2012. Our association aims to give an opportunity for the invidiuals from any age range to support governing our association, to develop themselves and their creativity, analyse their problems, find solutions and give support, provide a learning process in environmental issues and all kinds of art with the respect of human rights, develop themselves as individuals who have democtratic attitudes and behaviors with loyalty to the secular, democratic and social jus system of the republic, raise awareness on organising to empower the ties of family, society and nation to support for the national and global peace by connecting with the indiviuals and NGOs both in Turkey and abroad in collaborations and solidarity.
FREE YOUTH CENTRE association is a non-government and non-profit organization created in 1997 and registered under Bulgarian legislation in social utility. FYC mission is to support the personal development of the young people in Vidin and Northwestern Bulgaria, as free citizens in a democratic society through involving them in educational programs and community activities.
Our mission is to create and offer innovative and participatory learning experiences in order for everyone to contribute in a responsible way to the positive transformation of their communities both locally and globally.
Our vision is that of a world where, based on the power of personal example, we can transform the community in which we are living, positively and durably.
A certain set of core values guide our actions and put the basis of what we do on a daily basis, passionately and with our hearts filled with hope, both internally and in relation with the outside world.
EU15 are experts in the development of e-learning solutions and bespoke training platform development. We have worked with numerous organisations to bring to life their ideas and initiatives.
We offer a full range of advisory and support services for all types of organisations and their staff and have over 25 years of developing training programmes (both on-line and off-line).
Our priority focus is on robotics, Artificial Itelligence, 3D printing and entreprenership.
Fundació Catalunya Voluntària takes over from “Barcelona Voluntaria”, a non-profit organization that was born in 1999 by the hand of three young Catalans. Since 1999, Asociación Barcelona Voluntaria has been taking part in various projects and has been accumulating a significant experience in this field, gaining a prominent role among organizations which work with international youth.
On the 25th of October 2007, Asociación Barcelona Voluntaria became Fundació Catalunya Voluntària, which has been carrying on the same spirit and philosophy and is being an instrument for civic and social training.
In 2017, the FCV celebrated 10 years of action, during which the participation of approximately 2.000 young people has been facilitated in different volunteering projects, trainings, seminars, youth exchanges, internships and events; mainly international, but also in Barcelona and all of Catalonia.
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