Show Racism the Red Card – Irish nominee for European Youth Prize

‘Show Racism the Red Card’, an intercultural camp for 11-16 year old boys and girls, has been chosen as the Irish entry for this year’s Charlemagne European Youth Prize, which will be awarded in Aachen, Germany on 31 May 2011.Darja  Isajeva, a young Latvian organiser living in Ireland, submitted the project as an example of a project which brought together young people from a number of different countries, promoting an understanding among them of the values of integration and cultural diversity.  The camp took place in Glencolmcille in Donegal in July of last year and was attended by young people from Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, England, the Congo, India, Iran, Japan, Kurdistan, South Africa and the Ukraine.  The volunteers who ran the camp also came from a range of different European countries.  The participants were introduced to new languages, games and competitions.The Charlemagne European Youth Prize, organised on an annual basis by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize based in Aachen, Germany, provides recognition for cross-cultural projects which foster a sense of a European and international integration and understanding.Announcing this year’s Irish nominee, Francis Jacobs, Head of the European Parliament Office in Ireland, said that the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ project had been ‘very successful in terms of getting children and volunteers from different cultures together and breaking down racial and cultural barriers.  The positive feedback from the young participants about the wonders of the diverse cultures they had been exposed to demonstrated the practical impact of this project.”Show Racism the Red Card’ will now compete with the nominees from the EU’s 26 other Member States for the overall Charlemagne European Youth Prize 2011.  Funding of between €2,000 and €5,000 will be awarded to the winning projects a ceremony which will take place in Aachen in Germany on 31 May 2011.;jsessionid=F50F65D677A385447C5BDA6FB29B6923Nominated projects from other countries:


AUSTRIARide for your Rights! It’s time to (ex)change your lifeBELGIUMEOS-project for teacher training studentsBULGARIABACo (BEST Academics and Companies)CYPRUSEUROPE, A MULTICULTURAL VILLAGECZECH REPUBLICGreen and Liveable Visegrad CitiesDENMARKYouth In Charge Seminar, Armenia 2011ESTONIAOne World – Our World! workshopsFRANCEConvention des Jeunes Citoyens Européens, Cluny 2010DEUTSCHLANDThe Roma Genozide – Young Europeans commemorating the Extermination of the Roma during the HolocaustGREECEBalkans Beyond BordersHUNGARYRoll Chair Dance ClubIRELANDSRTRC Intercultural CampITALYG.I.P.P.E.LATVIA8th Latvian National Selection Conference of the European Youth ParliamentLITHUANIAGIVE YOUR HAND – OPEN YOUR HEART/Ištiesk ranką – atverk širdį (IR-AŠ)LUXEMBOURG´´ edudrame´´MALTAKids’ PalacePOLANDMulticultural VIPs destroy stereotypesPORTUGALEuropean Summer Course 2010 – LisbonROMANIAtbcSLOVAKIAMultikulturalismus – Verflechtung der MinderheitenSLOVENIAArchitectural research – basis for the restoration of 800 years old connectionsSPAINThe Escena Erasmus ProjectSWEDENEurope TodayTHE NETHERLANDSEuropean Student Think TankUNITED KINGDOMEurope and Me

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