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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political communication
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/religion
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/active learning

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2017-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 464 755

Participants (10)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 259 886,25
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 347 630,50
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MACEDONIAN CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 75 500
Address
Nikola Parapunov Street 41 A
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Other
Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 145 375
Address
Blvd Goce Delcev 9
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 306 875
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR EUROPAISCHE GESCHICHTE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 390 022,50
Address
Alte Universitatsstrasse 19
55118 Mainz
Activity type
Other
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 203 125
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 194 750
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FOYER VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 14 500
Address
Rue Des Ateliers 25
1080 Molenbeek-saint-jean
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION EUROARABE DE ALTOS ESTUDIOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 11 875
Address
Calle San Jeronimo 27
18001 Granada
Activity type
Other