IHEYO Tolerance Campaign 2007

The Tolerance Campaign 2007 is now history.
We will update this site as soon as possible, to take you all on a tour to see the different activities in the participating countries:
Belgium, Finland, Norway, Romania, Germany, Serbia or Macedonia. (Recently updated countries in bold font).

With the campaign, we wanted to promote tolerance and respect for minorities among youth, by undertaking a joint campaign that was educational. The European campaign ‘all different, all equal’ served as context for IHEYO's work.

Activities were held during the autumn of 2007. The campaign ended in December.



Responsible: Zoran Zlatkovic oblacic13(a)verat.net

Read more about the activites during the campaign and the final report here: www.new.iheyo.org/tolerancecampaign/serbia

Live project to present project and implement idea of tolerance in our society.
We will start to work on many organisational and public relations levels. There will be a lot of practical theatre work relating tolerance in daily life and circumstances with other people.


Responsible: Ilija Zupanoski zupanoski(a)gmail.com

Read more about the tolerance week and see pictures here: www.new.iheyo.org/tolerancecampaign/macedonia

The tolerance week events will take place in Skopje [the capitol of Macedonia] from 10th till 16th of December 2007. Project activities are going to be implemented the Macedonian NGO Youth Educational Forum, partner of IHEYO in the project, “Youth in Europe for tolerance”.
The campaign is targeting 5 issues (Human trafficking; Child labour abusing; Education, Multi ethnical tolerance, Family violence) related to discrimination of human rights in this country.

The activities are going to be put into action by high school students [14-18 years] member of YEF and also members of one majority [Macedonian] and two minorities groups [Albanian and Roma] part of Macedonian society.
Event activities: Exhibition, Essay contest, Video podcast contest, Public debate festival.



Responsible: Silvana Uhlrich silvana.uhlrich(a)iheyo.org

Read more about the activities and see pictures here: www.new.iheyo.org/tolerancecampaign/germany

Multicultural learning - Tolerance campaign in Germany
Our history has shown us quite much, how much important it is to be tolerant, not only in our own country. With an intercultural week in our district from 22nd till 29th September we will open the tolerance campaign in Germany. Through advertisements in all media services there will be enough publicity to show up what it means to be tolerant. Activities around intercultural meetings like an Indian cultural evening, discussion round with foreigners and migrants living in our district and meeting people belonging to the LGBT movement here in Germany.
Furthermore through the following months we will organize local events in our partner towns and working places with Amnesty International, organisations working with homosexuals, discussion rounds with migrants, workshops for theatre playing, creative writing contest game sessions around the same issue tolerance. We will keep you updated on that.
On 8th December we will close with our tolerance event in our capital town with a big intercultural music concert. Lots of different music groups, artists, info places, children playgrounds and youngsters we worked with will be present and part of this final cut. There are many differences in ourselves, but in the end we are all equal and we want to show that.



Responsible: Marit Egholm Jacobsen mapum(a)hotmail.com


Check out the report from the event here: 

As for the summary, this is the programme for the project in Norway:
- A writing competition for young humanists is already in action, with a dead line on December 1st. The Winner will be awarded at the Tolerance Campaign seminar, December 8th. The winning text will be published in our member paper Fri Tanke, both online and in the paper issue.
- We have prepared a Tolerance work shop at a seminar for young humanists, 20-21. October, Gardermoen.
- Tolerance seminar and festivities to mark the end of the campaign, 8th of December, Oslo.





Responsible: Otto Köngäs otto.kongas(a)pp.inet.fi

The project will be organized with adults who belong in a multicultural community or a minority. Prometheus Camp Association will promote tolerance for adults and youngsters and will have a diverse discussion with them at the same time. The Training Department will monitor the project. A celebration will be held in December.


Responsible: Sara Wastijn sara.wastijn(a)iheyo.org

A moving human library is travelling through Flander and presents images of people living with prejudice against them in daily life. Prejudice against gays, muslims or feminists? Borrow them now and challenge your own prejudice!



Responsible: Roxana Radu roxana_georgy(a)yahoo.com

Event: article competition addressed to young people (15-25 years old) living in the most representative multicultural region of Romania (where over 14 nationalities are peacefully interacting), Preparation time: October – November
Call for application: starting at mid-November; ending on 5th December
Publication of the call for application in 5 regional daily newspapers
Article selection: 5th December – 7th December
Public announcement of the winners of the competition in the 5 newspapers: 8th December
Best article publication on 11th December, Awarding the winners: 12th December
Project evaluation time: 13th December



About the campaign:

The campaign will promote tolerance and respect for minorities among youth, by undertaking a joint campaign that is educational. The European campaign ‘all different, all equal’ will serve as context for IHEYO's work.
The project will combine several campaigning and educational methods:


  • An international website will be launched where all information on the campaign, of the countries involved and the events, is collected.
  • There will be information published in the form of articles, short statements, etc. in the national magazines and websites of the partner organisations. Other member organisations and befriended organisations are asked to publish information as well. They can publish information on the position of youth belonging to minority groups and on the experiences of the organised activities. The website will be designed in a way that it is easy for groups to add their information to it.


  • In the first phase of the project each partner identifies two (other) minorities in its country and one majority group. It collects material on the position of youth in these groups and prepares it for the international website to be published and further dissimenated.
  • In the second phase of the project, the partners will sit around the table with organisations that represent the minorities or majority youth they have collected information about, and plan a workshop together where the groups will employ or develop a method on how you can teach young people to be tolerant of minority groups.
  • In the third phase, the partners will have the workshop with the other groups in their country and report back to the committee on the experiences and results.

The workshops or educational events will vary from a) trying an educational method (like an intercultural game) with a mixed group that furthers tolerance, b) develop ideas for enhancing tolerance of minority groups among youngsters, or c) having an inter-cultural dialogue as example of how to enhance tolerance.


There will be a project committee coordinated by IHEYO consisting of the different partner organisations who will work actively on getting the information together and on organising the educational event.