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Activity Details (ID# 19987)

Title: Living Library - Don't judge a book by its cover - Assistance to national organisers of Living Libraries in member states 
Description: The participation of the Council of Europe youth sector in large public events for young people gives a unique opportunity to spread the message of the organisation's core values, in particular of human rights, youth participation and intercultural learning to a wider public.

The Living Library is an innovative methodology aiming to raise awareness and enable constructive dialogue about the prejudices which frequently lead to discrimination against individuals or groups of people. The Living Library works exactly like a normal library, with one difference: the Book in the Living Library are people representing groups frequently confronted with prejudices and stereotypes.

The methodology was promoted in a manual to organisers of Living Libraries in member states. Following the publication and the success of previous events, the Directorate of Youth and Sport was requested to provide assistance in the preparation and implementation of Living Libraries, in particular also in the framework of the campaign ''all different - all equal''.
 
Status: Completed 
Date: 01/05/2007 - 30/11/2007 
Countries: All Council of Europe member states, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey
Programme:
(with external partner)
CoE Programmes (PoA and VC)  
Project: Youth programme on human rights education and intercultural dialogue  (2007)
Location: CoE member state, Others
CoE Contact: ROTHEMUND, Antje email
Partners: Service national de la jeunesse, Luxembourg - National Institution
Organisation for the Intergration of Minorities, Czech Republic - Local or National NGO
Community Volunteers Association, Turkey - Local or National NGO
National Campaign Committees ''all different- all equal'' - Other
Technical University, Budapest, Hungary - National Institution 
Web Pages: 1 http://www.eycb.coe.int
2 http://book.coe.int  
Last Modified: 05/12/2007 
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