From 30.09. to 03.10. a specialist seminar for 38 future teachers from Poland and Germany took place in Krzyżowa. The project partners were the University of Wroclaw and Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie Berlin Neukölln.

During the international seminar, future teachers learned about the methodology of working with an international group during school exchanges, methods of integrating the group, language animations, methods of historical work with young people, the principles of organizing school exchanges in cooperation with PNWM.

There was also time to compare the teacher education systems in Poland and Germany, to discuss current Polish-German relations and to integrate, which we hope will result in new school partnerships and new school exchange projects in the future.

From October 6 to 10, 2019, a contact seminar for teachers from Poland, Germany and Belarus took place in Krzyżowa. During the seminar, participants developed competences related to the preparation and implementation of school exchanges with young people from Poland, Germany and Belarus.

The aim of the meeting was not only to establish specific contacts and build potential partnerships to carry out exchange projects, but also to familiarize oneself with the substantive organization of school exchanges. For representatives from Belarus it was the first experience of participating in such a seminar. The Belarusian partner was the IBB organization from Minsk. 23 people took part in the project - 11 people from Poland and Germany and 12 people from Belarus.

Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe was among the winners of the GlobART competition organized by ProgettoMondo Mlal Onlus from Verona. The Italian organization realized the contest within the framework of regranting for global education activities financed by the European Commission ("Start the Change!" project).

The winning project of the Foundation includes 11 exchanges for young people and students aged 14-18 and 18-25, which will take place between October 2019 and 15 May 2020. The target group (300 people) are young people of different nationalities (from Poland, Germany, Ukraine, Romania) who will participate in youth exchanges at the Krzyżowa Foundation. One of the main topics of these meetings will be global education. The youth will work on one of the selected topics:

From 29 September to 4 October we hosted 60 students from Lviv, Wroclaw and Rheinberg, who are coming to Krzyżowa for the second time in this partnership. During the five-day stay at the exchange, the youth had the opportunity not only to get to know each other better, but also to take part in active intercultural workshops and classes on global education topics (migration, sustainable development, food security). The youth worked on the symbolism of contemporary global challenges combined with art. There were created images of migrants and emotions accompanying them in the situation of migration, which were interpreted by young people. Pupils communicated in English and learned words from each other in their own languages during daily morning evaluations, combined with language animations in small groups.

International Youth Meeting Centre

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