This project is entitled "Cinema for inclusion: I put myself in their shoes". It is addressed to groups of students aged 16-19 studying art or media subjects.

Four partners participate in the project:
Georg Otsa nim. Tallinna Muusikakool
I.I.S.S. "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Sule Muzaffer Buyuk Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi
IES Batalla de Clavijo.

The project has social inclusion as its main priority. By the shooting of a film/documentary, the pupils learn about the reality happening inside the European frontiers: thousand of refugees arrive at their coasts fleeing from wars, political conflicts, social persecution, or economic difficulties. How to deal with this crucial issue, one of the biggest challenges the EU has faced since its beginning. Each country faces it in a way and this is what the film wants to tell.

The objectives are for the students to learn about migration and refugees, and about human rights and laws, to feel empathy for these people leaving their homes and moving into our territories (intercultural skills), to work in a European environment, which is the destination of these people, and understand why it is their destination, becoming aware of the European cultural heritage of democracy, peace, sharing and tolerance, to learn about the different responses to the same problem in different countries, to work in European teams (European awareness) and acquire team skills, to communicate and express through the means of cinema, to improve the level of English of the pupils and teachers, to learn how to accept new students at school coming from different origins with a difficult life story and need of sympathy, to improve education quality relating to coping with diversity.

The activities to carry out are those needed in order to make a film. A film is a work of art in which a lot of elements join and interact: images, sound, plot, acting, music, etc. It cannot be done without a well organized team of people, divided into smaller teams but meeting together to put things in common.

There is a first meeting of teachers in order to learn the ropes of film making and organise the following work, three other mobilities to each of the partner schools where there is different work to be done, and a final meeting with teachers and pupils for the gathering of all the parts of the film and its launching.

The methodology to be used is mainly based on workshops and action, training and working together, learning by doing.

The result, film or documentary, is to be shown in schools, festivals, organizations, eTwinning and social networks in order to have the widest dissemination as possible, while the benefits are to be measured in a new way to accept new students at school coming from different origins with a difficult life story and need of sympathy and the improvement of education quality relating to coping with diversity.