The main purpose of the project Young ambassadors of intercultural dialogue (furthermore YAID) was to set strong foundations for multicultural societies to become intercultural societies which means that amongst different cultural, ethnical and other groups who are living together, relationships of open interaction, exchange and versatile recognition, respect of values and lifestyles are (re)established.
The most important content pillar of the project YAID is the selection of young ambassadors of intercultural dialogue (herein referred to as young ambassadors) through educational modules “Hours of intercultural dialogue” on the theme Roma, Islam, LGBT community and migrants.
Youngsters aged between 12 and 18 years that were engaged in the project YAID directly contributed to intercultural dialogue in the open and pluralistic societies and developed opportunities for acquiring intercultural competences in one’s early days with various forms of active participation in society.
In the project YAID also circumstances for quality non-formal education for youth workers are established through hands-on training. The educational modules included learning about other cultures, methods for promotion of intercultural dialogue and stimulation of coexistence of different cultures and through all mentioned help improve social, cultural and civil competences and strengthen active citizenship of youth and other pedagogical workers.
Within the project YAID in the pillar “Culture” the accessibility of culture, sports and arts were being enhanced through organization and implementation of intercultural events hand in hand with ethnic and cultural minorities such as LGBT community, elderly people associations, Roma, disabled people, religious and other cultural and ethnic minorities. Also sport events named “Igre kultur” (Culture games) are organized and carried out in cooperation with several sports associations.
The fourth content pillar of the project YAID was the informational and dissemination process regarding the theme intercultural dialogue. Through the years a lot of publications had been published and 6 issues of a newspaper. In this content pillar also periodical surveys about the level of tolerance regarding different minority and ethnic cultures among youngsters are being implemented.