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Interview with Twana #INTEGRA

As a part of project #INTEGRA we did an interview with Twana Murad Rasul, born in Iraq in 2000.
Twana came to Croatia in 2015 at the time of migrant and refugee flow. He only spoke Kurdish but in only 2 years he learned to speak Croatian, English, Persian and Arabic.

Q: What is the hardest thing to get used to in Croatia?
A: The hardest thing to get used to is insulting Muslims.
Q: What do you miss the most from your home country?
A: I miss my mother and my family.
Q: What is the most annoying thing that happens to you in Croatia?
A: They look at me differently because I am not from here and they look at me strangely when I speak my language.
Q: What do you like the most about Croatian people?
A: Some Croatians are very polite and civilized, they feel everything I went through my life and they listen to me when I tell them about all that.

Integra day

On Tuesday 18th of June 2019. at Kazamat Gallery, Centre for Peace, nonviolence and human rights Osijek in cooperation with Croatian Red Cross Osijek and Udruga Breza hosted INTEGRA day as a part of an exhibition Create the Change that marked World Refugee Day.

Exhibition presented Balkan trails, works of an award-winning slovenian authors Ciril Jazbec, Matic Zorman, Boštjan Pucelj and Matej Povše. Photographs were made at the time of migrant and refugee flow that happened in 2015 and the present individual expirience of every author of the current state. Exhibition also presented : Children on the Balkan route by Marko Mrkonjić that were made at the time of the refugee crisis in Hungary, Serbia and Croatia.
As a part of the exhibition Centre for Peace also presented photographs that were made as a part of Photovoice activity of project INTEGRA and visuals in which you can learn about Arabic culture, find interesting recipes of Arabic cuisine, learn about famous immigrants ect. Centre for Peace introduced creative digital tool- a comic book that presents similiarities in differences between Croatian and Persian language.
At the end of the exhibition Centre for Peace presented results of Home Away From Home project that consists of learning modules and research and an online platforms which are possible to see on an infographic.

Similarities in differences #INTEGRA

As a part of project #INTEGRA, today we are publishing a comic book about similarities in differences in Croatian and Persian language. Persian language is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. Persian language is also a satem language.
Croatian language as a Slavic language also belongs to Indo-European language family and has developed from Old Church Slavonic, an ancient language used, as it`s name implies, in official Church writings of the period.

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Getting to know: Qal´at al-Hish al Akrad, Syria #INTEGRA

Krak de Chevaliers or Crac de l´ Ospital or a Kurdish fort is one of the most important and most preserved medival castles in the world.It is located west from the city of Homs, near Lebanese border. The first castle wAs built under emir of Aleppo in 11th century and the other was built by the Johannites in 12th century, after conquering the First Crusade. The fort is enlisted on UNESCO list of World Heritage

Inspiration: Joseph Pulitzer #INTEGRA

As a part of project #INTEGRA , today´s inspiration is Joseph Pulitzer (Hungary, 10.4.1847- USA, 29.10.1911.)
He came to US from Hungary at the age of 17. He was a soldier, waiter, stable boy, journalist, newspaper editor and congressman but he is best known for Pulitzer Prize, which is given each year to the best journalists, writers and photographers