Immigration constitutes one of the factors which define modern societies as multicultural in Europe. Social relationships, shaped within the framework of a multicultural society, may actually be relationships of equal cooperation or in contrast, of unequal treatment, discriminations and prejudice. Every civilization has a certain space, which is open to another civilization. Accepting the new constitutes progress is an actual presupposition for every civilization’s survival. Immigrant, when entering a country, seek for asylum, which will allow them to continue their life with dignity and under safe conditions. The adjustment to the country of immigration is very difficult. They need support in this totally different cultural environment, due to language difficulty and adjustment to another culture. The new homeland has to provide them with supplies. Immigrants’ children need even greater support, as they have to attend a school where they have little or no knowledge of the language and customs. Their smooth integration and development of their mental and cultural background constitute a necessity in every European country which acts as a reception country for immigrants. This necessity cannot be fulfilled only through a strict school curriculum but also through actions and programs which enable all participants to actually communicate, setting their possible differences aside. The fundamental idea of the project is for students and teachers to experientially and interdisciplinarily approach the identity of the immigrant and refugee and to realise that we are all potentially refugees or immigrants. The objective is to disappear discriminations and segregations within the school and the wider social environment.
Immigration constitutes a social phenomenon which preoccupies every country participating in the program as their key geopolitical position constitutes them as countries of passage and reception of immigrants, simultaneously though, due to the financial crisis, they also act as countries of external immigration. Therefore, through the projects which will be carried out during this program, every country will report ways in which they welcome and integrate immigrants and also exchange suggestions for the more suitable treatment of this social phenomenon. The consideration of this topic in a transnational level will contribute to cohesion, within the framework of EU, since social groups from different countries will become better acquainted and will develop a common code of communication for the resolution of common problems. After all, a commonly agreed solution, respecting human rights, resulting from young people, will be potentially adopted by the EU instruments and may contribute to the resolution of this problem in every European country.
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