- to introduce young people to the concepts of intercultural learning
- to raise awareness on problems in society caused by intolerance
Coloured Glasses refers to the well-known analogy of the sunglasses which represents the cultural filters through which we observe and interpret reality.
The manual was used during a European Voluntary Service (EVS) project in 1999, which ran parallel in Estonia and Germany. Since then, the manual has gone through several revisions and updates, mainly in YFU Germany. YFU European organisations have sporadically been involved in organising Coloured Glasses workshops in schools. These interactive workshops also increase YFU's visibility since they demonstrate our organisation' expertise in intercultural learning, especially with teachers and school students.
In more recent years, individual YFU organisations have brought volunteers from other countries - in the context of the EVS programme - to conduct these workshops, giving an added value to the workshops and to the capacity of the YFU organisation. Find out more about the World’s Coloured Glasses’ project!
This project was made possible by the Youth in Action programme
For more information about the Coloured Glasses manual, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.