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Religious Toleration and Peace

Objective

To address the issue of religious diversity, RETOPEA will develop active learning from history: This is a new approach that provides teenagers with tools allowing them to think about religious cohabitation in a more nuanced, empathic way. The project encompasses research and innovation activities. It will carry out challenging research on historical peace treaties and conflict settlements, as well as on contemporary representations of religious cohabitation in culture and media. Studying historical peace-making initiatives will deepen our understanding of how religious conflicts and tensions have been accommodated and solved in different traditions (Christian, Muslim, Jewish) over time. Research into contemporary representations will subsequently reveal how such initiatives are used, misinterpreted or ignored in different types of culture and media today. These studies will provide insights into (a) effective policies and practices for approaching religious coexistence, and (b) alternative representations of religious cohabitation that engage constructively with contemporary concerns and past traditions.
Based on this research, RETOPEA will develop innovative educational tools and evidence-based policy recommendations. Through active participation in the production of docutubes (online movies), teenagers will be encouraged to actively engage with different ways of understanding religious cohabitation. RETOPEA will build an educational package to support students in creating their docutubes. A training course will provide professional educators with information and training about religious diversity and peace-making in an accessible and attractive way. It will use the “Badged Open Course” format – a free online format that provides a certificate on completion. The experiences with students and the research results will offer the basis of policy recommendations to schools, educational authorities, religious leaders and (regional, national and European) policymakers.
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 464 755

Participants (10)

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HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 259 886,25

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 347 630,50

MACEDONIAN CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION SKOPJE

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 75 500

Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 145 375

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 306 875

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR EUROPAISCHE GESCHICHTE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 390 022,50

UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 203 125

TARTU ULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 194 750

FOYER VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 14 500

FUNDACION EUROARABE DE ALTOS ESTUDIOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 11 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 770309

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 414 294,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 414 294,25

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium