Coloured Glasses

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“Coloured Glasses Grow: Expanding Intercultural Education” (CGrow) is a project funded by the European Commission and coordinated by European Educational Exchanges – Youth For Understanding (EEE-YFU), in partnership with FernUniversität, OBESSU, YEU International, YFU Austria, YFU Bulgaria, YFU Estonia, YFU France, YFU Germany, YFU Italy, and YFU Sweden.

The aim of “Coloured Glasses:  Expanding Intercultural Education” is to contribute to increasing the number of young people who develop intercultural competences, thus equipping them to engage in non-discriminatory practices and intercultural dialogue.

The best practice of Coloured Glasses Intercultural Education Workshops, informed by the expertise of youth exchanges, brings intercultural education in short workshops to schools and other target groups. It often involves peer-to-peer learning and is rooted in grassroots volunteerism and community building. Scaling up Coloured Glasses is also an investment in increasing the capacity of youth organisations and youth networks to drive change in communities.

There are three key approaches this project will have to scale up and disseminate Coloured Glasses:

Upscaling through new and strengthened geographies at grassroots level

A major part of this project is to bring Coloured Glasses to local regions where it currently does not exist.

Upscaling through pedagogical adaptation to new target audiences

With the scaling up approach, two new manuals will be developed for deliver Coloured Glasses to those who work with young people: teachers and youth workers.

Disseminating and networking to change beliefs and inspire action

Additional dissemination activities will further amplify the impact on people and networks who increase their awareness about the importance of intercultural education and how it can be implemented.