Welcome to an exciting intercultural journey through the 5 senses!
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Other initiatives taking place in Malta promoting intercultural dialogue
ABOUT THE YEAR
The European Union declared 2008 as the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. Intercultural dialogue contributes to a number of strategic priorities of the European Union such as respecting and promoting cultural diversity; favouring the European Union’s commitment to solidarity, social justice and reinforced cohesion; allowing the European Union to make its voice heard and realizing new efficient partnership with neighbouring countries. In Malta, the year will also allow us to bring to the fore issues pertaining to the integration of other EU and non-EU nationals in Malta.
St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity has been identified by the Ministry of Culture to act as the National Coordinating Body for the year. Malta’s year long project entitled F.I.V.E, will invite members of diverse cultures living in Malta to collaborate on a number of creative projects through which the five senses become the common thread that unifies the actions and the experiences.
The objective is to increase the awareness of the influences exchanged between various cultures that have left an impression on Maltese culture in order to create a dialogue and increased understanding of these cultures. Five actions will be launched to represent the 5 senses. Representatives of various communities residing in Malta will be selected to participate in these actions together with the wider Maltese community. These actions are being developed in collaboration with four Maltese cultural organisations together with a number of cultural minority communities and artists. Workshops in schools and with artisans together with informative actions in markets and television programmes will compliment the actions. School Activity packs targeted at primary schools will also be created as part of the learning and sharing experience on intercultural dialogue through the five senses.
The actions will present performances, exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations in schools, theatres, markets and supermarkets targeting all ages. All these events will be promoted through a year long media plan organised by Media Consulta Malta and form part of a pan-European project devised by the European Union to address Intercultural Dialogue.
The 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue in Malta is being held Under the Distinguished Patronage of
H.E. Dr Edward Fenech Adami
President of Malta
An initiative of the European Union Co-funded Sponsor National Coordinating Body
COMMUNITY OF MALTA ARTISTS ELISE BILLIARD
project coordinator project partners
Proudly supported by:
Jesuit Refugee Services