Open Doors for Danube Countries for All (ODDA)
AimFive regional teams in the frame of the international educational network Danube Networkers worked together in the project and contributed to fostering the intercultural communication in Europe and in the Danube area in particular. The objectives of the project were: to foster intercultural communication in Europe, to strengthen awareness of cultural diversity, to enable communication through low-threshold materials and to overcome language barriers.
In the frame of ODDA, there were two approaches: the theoretical approach, to better understand the background of the acting, and a practical one, in which we developed, tested and evaluated methods to foster communication and cooperation of people from different countries who try to overcome language barriers and to better get to know each other: by Lectures, Keywords, Common key words as images, Translation App, The Danube Game, Social Media, Intercultural Workshops, Creative methods, Discovery tours, European Soirée, Songs and dances.
The first partner meeting of the ODDA project took place at Bad Urach, in 24-28 July 2017. In cooperation with Center for General Scientific Continuing Education (ZAWiW), Danube-Networkers for Europe (DANET e.V.), State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg, ILEU e.V. invited not only the participants from the ODDA project but also other interested representatives and multiplicators from civic society organizations from the Danube region to the qualification training “Creating bridges for Europe”.
During the seminar, a lot of good practice was presented, tested, developed. On the web site http://odda.eu/materials/ are presented many kinds of materials and various methods of training. Also, the Bad Urach Memorandum was adopted. http://odda.eu/seminar-july-2017-creating-bridges-for-europe/
The Second Meeting of the ODDA Project was held at the University of Ruse, Bulgaria, 11-14 October 2017. 28 representatives of the partner organizations, Prof. Velizara Pencheva, PhD, Rector of the University of Ruse, Vice Rectors, university teachers and students, school students, the Mayor of Slivo Pole Region Mr. Valentin Atanasov, pensioners from the Union of Pensioners and chitalista of many villages and towns took part in the project activities. The project was successful and continued with a follow up project named ODDA2.
- ILEU e.V., Ulm, Germany – Project coordination
- University of Ruse ”Angel Kanchev”, Bulgaria
- Center for Life Long Learning, Bulgaria
- The Public Open University Zagreb, Croatia
- DANET e.V., Germany
- The Association “The Writers League” Timisoara Banat Branch, Romania
- Youth Club of Backa Palanka, Serbia
Step by Step Explanation
First Partner Meeting in Bad Urach, Germany July 2017 Seminar “Creating Bridges for Europe”
Implementation and Experiences
Second Partner Meeting in Ruse, Bulgaria, October 2017
Testing the developed materials.