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their cultural habits and traditions to avoid cross-cultural conflicts. Another suggestion to decrease the cross-cultural conflicts was to find out common hobbies like sport activities, art, musical festival and other cultural events which are in common and both parties can benefit from it. Second suggestion from the participant’s point of view was to do voluntary work together, where you organize clean up of your area to involve immigrants in local activities and make them feel part of the community. The Spanish participants have promoted the festival of music where the mixture of traditional music with international music will mix together and create cross-cultural music festival where the restaurants would serve the food of all minorities present in the festival. The social media is also one the main influencer when it comes to judging people, therefore the participants suggested to involve so-

cial media and local TV station or radio to be part of the campaign towards better understanding among the various cultural groups through promotion historical, educational and cultural background of immigrants and other minorities living in the domestic country. Due to the fact the children are the foundation of our future the participants suggested to give them the first priority when talking about cross-cultural conflict, since it is being proven that children who are brought up in the mixed families have more understanding and respect towards different cultures and various nations than the children who are living in close small single community. It was proposed by a Spanish participant to create an event for children to exchange letters with children from Africa or another country for one year or stay for 2 weeks in another country to better understand other cultural habits and traditions.

The last but not the least, suggestion was to create the media project where it can be created the online TV and the people could for free see various documentaries about cultural conflicts, misunderstanding and the other related cases which lead to the intolerance and disrespect of each other.

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Work in progress - Final report  

This booklet is a summuary of "Work in progress", a project funded by "Europe for citizens" Programme with the aim of establishing a platfor...

Work in progress - Final report  

This booklet is a summuary of "Work in progress", a project funded by "Europe for citizens" Programme with the aim of establishing a platfor...

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