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CULPEER for integration

Institut equalita started in December 2016 a new project in the EU program Erasmus+ under the title “CULPEER for integration - Cultural and peer-learning approaches for successful integration of disadvantaged youth and refugees at school level”

Culture and peer learning approaches become more important as pedagogical methods. The project aims to implement and transfer cultural and peer-learning approaches for successful integration of disadvantaged youth and refugees at school level.

Culture and peer-learning for integration

Cultural approaches and peer-learning are more and more accepted pedagogical methods especially in informal education. An excellent and successful example is the project KinderKulturKarawane - Children's Culture Caravan. Socio-economically disadvantaged young people at of the age 16-25 from Africa, Asia and Latin America present cultural performances - music, dance, theatre, and circus - for European youth, young adults and other audience to deliver insight into their everyday life and their visions for a better future, but also to show chances for social integration by these activities.

Young adults in Europe discover by these presentations, workshops and direct meetings with the young artists - peer-learning - parallels to their own 

Innovative approaches for disadvantaged youth

Institut equalita carried out from May 2012 to July 2013 a cooperation project with Bulgarian partners on the integration of disadvantaged youth in vocational education. The project aimed to support the participating partners and their colleagues and beneficiaries from Bulgaria and Germany for the exchange of ideas and plans for implementation of innovative approaches for identification and responding to vocational education and training needs of youth in disadvantage due to ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, gender, social, economic or other reasons.

The application of approaches for cultural and peer learning has still not been deeply infiltrated into the EU practices, despite the fact that it has been used as an extremely successful