As Europe undergoes many political changes and important decisions are to be made, the European Civic Forum and its member organizations such as GONG want to ensure that the processes are democratic and inclusive of all Europeans.
GONG is a partner in the implementation of the „Against Hate“ project, which focuses on monitoring the incidence of hate speech in the public space and raising the capacity of the police and judiciary to address both hate speech and sanction hate crimes.
GONG is currently working on training teachers to acquire the skills to teach students about civic engagement and participation in policy making. Because GONG believes in civic participation, it included an “Education for Citizenship Literacy” module in its curriculum to educate teachers about political decision-making processes and civic engagement. Workshops on these topics were held for professional teachers in Sisak and Pazin in March and Rijeka in April. In June, the workshops are planned for teachers in Primorsko-goranska County and Osijek.
An educational program for educators and teachers tackling media literacy is one of the most important educational programs that GONG has designed. It aims to equip teachers to properly educate and inform their students about the significance of media literacy today. The program also focuses on teaching students how to develop a critical approach towards newspaper, electronic and digital media.
Intercultural learning involves learning about differences, other cultures and their customs, openness of communication, building relationships with others, and developing awareness that building a community in which we live is only possible with the involvement of all of its participants.