This project follows the general outcomes of the Arlekin project as to consolidate the training and professionalization processes of social mediators through Europe. It purposes to build a European Mediation area for social inclusion. Its mains objectives are: preventing violent radicalisation and promoting democratic values, fundamental rights, intercultural understanding and active citizenship; fostering mutual understanding and respect among people with different ethnic or religious backgrounds, beliefs or convictions, including by addressing stereotypes and promoting intercultural dialogue; encouraging youth participation in social and civic life and developing inclusion and outreach practices to reach young people.
– fostering three European tours of Social Mediatiors, in a mobility programme of 42 elements through 7 European countries;
– creating an European Observatory towards social mediation practices;
– organizing three European conferences on the prevention of violent radicalism, intercultural dialogue and mediation for social inclusion;
– producing documents on these area for national and international dissemination.
Seven countries participate in this project: Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Portugal. Ana Maria Silva (CECS) is the Portuguese coordinator and Rosa Cabecinhas, also from CECS, integrates the research team.
Project funding: ERASMUS+, EACEA N° 580448-EPP-1-2016-1-FR-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN.