This is the video the students have done during the first mobility in Portugal. It was the result of a workshop where they expressed their views on the Project topic.
Here is the moment when all the delegations were received in Vila Nova de Gaia’s Town Hall and exchanged presents.
Open letter to the President of Portugal
Dear Mr. President of Portugal
We are writing this letter to discuss a very serious prevalent problem worldwide.
We are students from different countries – Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Latvia and Italy – that are participating in an ERASMUS + Project on the topic Immigration, Stereotypes and Racism.
We joined this project because we would like to break borders between cultures. We also believe in promoting equality, diversity and tolerance.
We are of the opinion that there are many reasons that force immigrants and refugees to run away from their countries.
Firstly, the biggest problem is the war that is taking place in various countries that are forgotten by everyone; in fact, there are many people dying and they are not remembered. We usually talk about Europe, even if it is not the centre of the universe, but we don’t sometimes consider other countries. For example, there were terrorist attacks in France, Belgium, Spain, but also in Turkey, Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan and many more…
Secondly, another cause of immigration is poverty and the lack of job opportunities. Unfortunately, powerful people exploit this situation to gain profits (they are selfish).
When immigrants go to other countries, they are seen as different so they are victims of racism and discrimination. This happens because most people are usually afraid of what they don’t know and don’t make an effort to get to know them.
To solve this problem we have to be united and we have to be “open-minded” to accept different cultures.
We would be much obliged if you could use your influence, as President of Portugal, not only to promote this idea, but also to appeal to presidents or ministers of other countries not to sell weapons to those countries at war so that peace might reign in the world.
Participants of ERASMUS* in our 1st exchange of group of pupils, in Agrupamento de Escolas de Carvalhos, Portugal, from 10th to 16th April 2016.
Η υποστήριξη της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής για την παραγωγή της παρούσας ιστοσελίδας δεν συνιστά αποδοχή του περιεχομένου, το οποίο αντανακλά τις απόψεις μόνον των δημιουργών, και η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή δεν φέρει ουδεμία ευθύνη για οποιαδήποτε χρήση των πληροφοριών που εμπεριέχονται σε αυτό