Peace Weavers

Good Practice

Peace Weavers

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The Peace Weavers project was part of the intercultural activities carried out by the French network of the Anna Lindh Foundation aimed at strengthening networks as spaces of conception, action and exchange for intercultural dialogue by promoting their coordination. , their mobilization and their development. It brought together 11 associations of the French network of the Anna Lindh Foundation from 6 cities: Bastia, Brest, Marseille, Paris, Perpignan Toulouse.

The project was structured around 4 axes: peace through culture, peace through the diversity of languages, peace through sport and peace through intercultural and civic education. Concretely, the project aimed to:

- develop friendliness and mutual respect in accepting difference;

- promote curiosity, dialogue, exchanges;

- combine various artistic practices: gaze (photos, cinema), voice (singing, workshop), writing (writing workshops), touch (plastic arts, sculpture, painting);

- organize exhibitions and educational workshops to report on sports initiatives (especially surfing);

- summon the languages ​​of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin to illustrate the diversity of thoughts, to seek to develop new practices by questioning the place of speech in the transformations of the world.

In this context, educational and cultural activities were organized in 15 towns: Aix en Provence, Aulnay-Sous-Bois, Bastia, Brest, Douarnenez, Drancy, Lorient, Marseille, Montpellier, Morlaix, Paris, Perpignan, Puteaux, Rennes, Toulouse .