The World’s Coloured Glasses EVS

The World’s Coloured Glasses EVS

The World’s Coloured Glasses EVS Project

In the project The World’s Coloured Glasses, 15 volunteers from Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Sweden and Turkey spent a year abroad in another of those countries and conducted Coloured Glasses workshops in schools. They were prepared through an online training course in facilitation methods and intercultural learning theory.  Through the workshops, they reached out to more than 10,000 young people and provided them with intercultural learning opportunities in the school setting. The project was promoted online via a volunteer blog, Facebook and several websites.

The aim of this project was to develop a new coloured glasses manual - in addition to the original one - that would take into account the wide diversity of cultures involved in running the coloured glasses workshops. The volunteers contributed with examples from Asia, Latin America and Europe, making the project more culturally inclusive.

The Coloured Glasses manual offers ready-to-use workshops on intercultural learning for use in secondary schools. The coloured glasses refers to the well-known analogy of the sunglasses which represents the cultural filters through which we observe and interpret reality. Find out more about the Coloured Glasses project!

Read about the experiences of EVS volunteers around the world.

This project was made possible by the Youth in Action programme. Students were participating to the European Voluntary Service (EVS) programme.