Arts and cultural activities, Communities

STRANGERS ante portas


Who is behind this?

Maria Sliwinska

ICIMSS - Miedzynarodowe Centrum Zarzadzania Informacja


Who is joining forces?

Electronic vocational School, Bydgoszcz


Liceo Classico Galilei in Pisa




There will be also schools from Torun, and possibly our colleagues from the association working in Romania and Slovak Republic, as well as our partners from former projects from Spain, Czech Republic, France, Germany and Belgium.

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

In this time of vast migration in Europe, we involve young people in seeking opinions about strangers: immigrants, new people in a class, new neighbours, etc. Teenage student TV reporters from Poland and Italy will interview teenagers, students, politicians, and people on the street to elicit opinions and identify problems. They will also interview the strangers – their needs, feelings, situation. Results (films, reports and educational mobile game) will be placed online for discussion

Where will your idea take place?

Torun, Poland; Pisa, Italy

Why does Europe need your idea?

In recent times, Europe has been flooded with immigrants from Syria and other countries. Terrorist acts like those in Belgium and France have shaken public opinion and resulted in panic reactions towards immigrants, with their different cultures. At the same time, we can observe a lack of social ties among residents, difficulties with finding friends in new places, isolation of strangers. We want to involve young people in finding the reasons and discussing them broadly on social media.

What is your impact?

The young can change the world. They can be the trusted reporters who can find an honest – not just politically correct – opinion. Through their actions, we can obtain several hundred interviews expressing the problems, needs, and expectations of strangers. The summary report and films will be put online for broader discussion. Collected materials will serve as scenario for a mobile game “The Strangers”. The results of this discussion can remove barriers, improve our attitude towards strangers

How do you get there?

Together with teachers, we will select 2 teams of reporters (Italian and Polish), and 1 technical school team working on a mobile game creation. After organizational meeting devoted to rules and techniques they will work with their curators to prepare questionnaires for interviews and select people to interview. Their reports will be uploaded to a special platform (software has already been validated) for internal discussion and gradual improvement of methods and techniques. The next step will be visits of Italian reporters in Poland, and Polish in Italy interviewing strangers. Both teams will also interview immigrants to discover how they felt as strangers there – their problems, needs, culture and achievements. Selected materials will be available online and serve for a mobile game

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Young people are the main actors. They will have to confront a problem of social, cultural, economic, and political value – the strangers in the European communities. They will involve their colleagues, common people, and politicians when interviewing them. The audience should be very broad – social media users who will have access to films and mobile educational game. Reports will reach policymakers. The beneficiaries will be all of us, living in a better world that is more open to strangers

What makes your idea stand apart?

Project is based on mixed partnerships: computer programmers work with actors, academics, TV reporters, school teachers and students, to create a better Europe not for the next generation but WITH the next generation. It includes partnerships from organisations of different type: not-for-profit association, UNICEF branch, schools (ICT and general humanist), and local TV. International Polish-Italian team will try to involve the other country communities using social media, mobile game, visits.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 59740,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Major expenses will be used for travels and accommodation for the young reporter teams and their curators – exchange visits related to interviews and face to face discussion (29,000 €), events cost (5,400 €) personnel and speaker fee costs (19,000 €), equipment for reporter teams cost (3,500 €), office: communication, PR and postage costs (2,840 €)

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

If the project is awarded we would welcome some volunteers to cooperation



Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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