The InterMEDs as a practice for establishing communities’ coalition and mutual understanding, is built on the special training of members of both communities, either local ones, or migrant communities. Τhe members of these communities will be the InterMEDs, the individuals who will act as specific intermediators between different cultures. The key-skills of an intercultural intermediator are social responsibility, intercultural understanding and the skills to use all forms of promotion, such as arts, culture, media, training for the enhancement of respect, tolerance, cooperation and community’s coalition.
The project includes 8 partners (PESHKAR, OTB EUROPE, PANTEION, CAMINOS, Mindshift, CSI, XENIOS POLIS, CID) from 6 countries (UK, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, North Macedonia) and it targets:
aa) members, leaders or representatives of local communities, NGOs, Civil Society Associations, Associations of Immigrants/Refugees, organizations supporting the inclusion, the integration practices, the human rights, the intercultural exchange,
b) public bodies staff and public servants-administrative staff in relative positions who are in need to acquire all these intercultural skills, necessary for the daily contact with different cultural background citizens.
The InterMEDs addresses the objectives:
to empower through training and specific tools society members as intercultural mediators-experts who will undertake the responsibility of improving understanding and cooperation among communities and their members; these intercultural mediators will contribute in the practical coalition of culturally different populations, conflict resolutions, intolerance and discrimination combat
to recruit in their training beyond the traditional materials, other means, too, such as the common arts values, the traditions, the Media
to involve in this procedure members of both communities and give the chance particularly to youth and women of these local communities to be in the leading
to take advantage of the opportunities offered by ICT and digitize the quality of learning content
to create and deliver innovative products and training tools – as tailored needs learning resources – based on differentiation methodologies and adult education approaches
Discover more about InterMEDs: https://intermeds-project.eu/