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RETOPEA Warsaw Conference

The Euro-Arab Foundation participates on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 May in a conference organized at the University of Warsaw within the framework of the RETOPEA Project.

In this event, we will do an overview of the research activities that have been developed within the project around the main issues that RETOPEA addresses, such as interreligious dialogue, cultural policies, educational policies and public representation of religion .

In this same conference, the monograph Religious diversity in Europe: Mediating the Past to the Young is presented. London: Bloomsbury, 2022, whose editors are Professors Elena Arigita, from the University of Granada, Riho Altnurme (Univ. Tartu) and Patrick Pasture (KU Leuven).

The docutubes made in this project will also be presented, as well as the project to publish a volume on the use of clippings for educational purposes: Karel Van Nieuwenhuyse et al.: Religious diversity, tolerance and peace-making in past and present. Beyond the stereotypes.
Along with this conference, an Steering Committee meeting of the RETOPEA project will take place.

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‘Docutubes’ workshop for religious peace and tolerance in Granada

The RETOPEA H2020 project has developed a workshop model for adolescents based on a collection of examples of how people in Europe and beyond, in many different historical periods, have thought about and experienced different religious beliefs and practices and found ways of living together.

During June and July, The RETOPEA team is carrying out, these workshops in educational centers in the province of Granada, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, Estonia, Finland and North Macedonia.

The purpose of the workshop is to allow students to engage in creative ways with the subject of religious toleration and peace, both in historical and the contemporary settings through shorts ‘documentaries’ that will be recorded in different parts of the city.

The Euro-Arab Foundation together with partners from the University of Granada and The Open University (England) in collaboration wih Dar Al Anwar will carry out this workshop in Granada from July 8 to 10.An event hosted bythe Almirante’s Palace and the headquarters of the Euro-Arab Foundation in which young people will discover and record emblematic places of Granada: in its center and the Albayzin neighborhood. During three days, The RETOPEA team will accompany young people between 12 and 15 years old who came to our city from countries such as Morocco, Ghana, Sweden, France, Malaysia, among others, to convert their idea about ​​religious peace and tolerance into visual elements in a short visual communication. We call “Docutubes” the short films inspired by the RETOPEA clippings in a format similar to Vlogging on YouTube.

The RETOPEA collection includes more than 400 clippings which cover 12 themes that comes with a set of questions to encourage critical thinking about the issues it raises: ‘Gender and Sexuality’; ‘Migration, trade and travel’; ‘Propaganda, stereotyping and communication’; ‘Discrimination and being different’; ‘Ideas about toleration’; ‘Peace and conflict resolution’; Memory and Heritage’; ‘Law, police and public order’; ‘Places and buildings’; ‘Religious practice’;’ Clothing and dress’ and ‘Family life’.