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Getting to know: Apamea, Syria #INTEGRA

Apamea, on the right bank of the Orontes River, was an ancient Greek and Roman city. It was the capital of Apamene. Under the Macedonians it became the capital and Metropolitan Archbishopric of late Roman province Syria Secunda, again in the crusader time and since the 20th century a quadruple Catholic.

Amongst the impressive ancient remains, the site includes the Great Colonnade which ran for nearly 2 km making it among the longest in the Roman world and the Roman Theatre, one of the largest surviving theatres of the Roman Empire with an estimated seating capacity in excess of 20,000.

Today´s inspiration: Hafiz #INTEGRA

Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī, known by his pen name Hafez and “Hafiz”, was a Persian poet who “lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy”.
His collected works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature and are often found in the homes of people in the Persian-speaking world, who learn his poems by heart and still use them as proverbs and sayings. His life and poems have become the subjects of much analysis, commentary and interpretation, influencing post-14th century Persian writing more than any other author.

Quiz about #INTEGRA project

Today we are publishing an online quizwhere you can check your knowledge about project #INTEGRA!
Online quiz serves as a reminder of information and materials that have been posted during the project on our web page and facebook. Quiz is a great opportunity to check how people have perceived viral part of the project and to see how much information about other cultures did stay as a long term memory because learning about other cultures is very important because it allows you to find new ways of thinking, and new ways of approaching problems.


Study visit to Vukovar

On Tuesday we were in a study visit to Vukovar, together with young people from Serbia, as a part of the project “Responsible to the past, responsible to the future”
Study visit consisted of two parts;
-In the first part young from Slavonija and Baranja together with their peers from Serbia visited Spomen dom Ovčara,
then they participated in the joint debate on the need for establishing the facts about war crimes.

The objective of these workshops is to help young people to express their views on ways to overcome and / or outgrow the consequences of war.

The activity is funded through the “Activism of the civil sector for reconciliation in the region of former Yugoslavia – Support # RECOM”. The project is implemented in partnership of Center for development of democratic society Europolis & Center for Peace, nonviolence and human rights Osijek

Erasmus+ project Home Away From Home is introducing translation of the modules on Croatian, German and Dutch!
Internet sources for communities, teachers and persons who work with young people in Europe.

Establish, improve and initiate actions for the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in which the main role is played by young people.

Training modules translated (HR, GER, NL)

Famous Immigrants : Natalie Portman #INTEGRA

Natalie was born Neta-Lee Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, a Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie’s agent. Her parents are both of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Natalie’s family left Israel for Washington, D.C., when she was still very young. After a few more moves, her family finally settled in New York, where she still lives to this day. She graduated with honors, and her academic achievements allowed her to attend Harvard University. She was discovered by an agent in a pizza parlor at the age of 11. She was pushed towards a career in modeling but she decided that she would rather pursue a career in acting.

Famous Immigrants : Arnold Schwarzenegger #INTEGRA

As a part of project #INTEGRA we are presenting a very famous immigrant : Arnold Schwarzenegger. This world-famous athlete and actor was born in Thal, Austria in 1947, and the age of 20 was dominating the sport of competitive bodybuilding, becoming the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Universe title. He came to USA in 1968 and got his citizenship in 1983. After a sucesfull acting cereer he became Governor of California in a recall election. He was subsequently elected Governor when then-Governor Gray Davis was successfully recalled and served the remainder of Davis’ term between 2003 and 2007. Schwarzenegger was unable to run for a third term due to term limits imposed by Constitution of California, but has still been involved in politics and the promotion of environmentalism.