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A jury selected by the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) has chosen FILM-IN project as the winner of the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2013. The Award Ceremony was held in Thursday evening the 6th of June at Mercure Hotel in Leicester, UK.
The theme of the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2013 was Active citizenship and transnational solidarity - Adult Education as a tool against nationalism, chauvinism and xenophobia. 2013 is the European Year of Citizens and this is a platform for adult education professionals to promote and discuss civic education and active citizenship. The crisis in Europe has contributed to a decrease in European cohesion and adult education can be a powerful tool against these challenges.
FILM-IN project’s objective was to use films as innovative instrument for social inclusion, strengthening cultural awareness and expression and learning European languages. The project aimed at stimulating social inclusion by enhancing learners’ creativity through script writing, film making and learning to convey visual messages in digital age and by motivating them to get interested in film art.
FILM-IN promoted transnational solidarity by involving organisations from six countries and supporting 123 mobilities. It targeted adults with mental health difficulties, senior citizens, unemployed, immigrants, early school leavers and people at risk of social exclusion.
The jury was impressed of the creativity of the project:
“Especially for the participants from the vulnerable groups unlocking their creative potentials proved to be great way to empower them and to prepare them for meeting other cultures and exchange with them,” the jury states.
FILM-IN was coordinated by a Lithuanian organisation Jolingva. Partners included Centro Territoriale Permanente n. 10 – I.C. “E.Fermi” (IT), 360 graden Theater (NL), Didaxis – Cooperativa de Ensino (PT), Kayseri Teknik ve Endustri Meslek Lisesi (TR) and Eastern Vocational Enterprises Limited (IE). The project was carried out between 1 August 2010 and 31 July 2012.
The first EAEA Grundtvig Award in Adult Education was launched in 2003 by EAEA in order to recognise and celebrate excellence in adult education. It highlights project results that produce new ideas, new partnerships, new methodologies and a new understanding how we can work in adult learning. The Award is given to an organisation or participants who present the best product of a transnational project in adult learning. Please find more information on the EAEA Grundtvig Award on EAEA website.
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