Projekt MURAL

WHAT IS MURAL?

Mutual Understanding, Respect and Learning (MURAL) is an international project that brings together six partners from across the EU – Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom. It is led by the British Council, with participating organisations selected based on their commitment to supporting dialogue and exchange of best practice to foster tolerance and mutual respect. MURAL is co-founded by the European Commission under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme.

WHAT DOES MURAL AIM TO ACHIEVE?

MURAL aims to address the increase in anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim sentiments in Europe by supporting tolerance and respect for different faiths, religious beliefs and ethnicities. The project promotes the principles of pluralistic and democratic societies. It aims to foster transnational cooperation, exchange of knowledge and exchange of best practice to encourage tolerance and counter attitudes that contribute towards acts of hatred and discrimination.

WHO IS MURAL FOR?

The target audience of the project is people who encounter examples of discrimination during their daily work. These include community activists, civic leaders and municipal government staff. Working with them is important as they are in touch with communities, aware of the challenges they face, and keen to generate change.

HOW WILL THE PROJECT BE DELIVERED?

MURAL will harness people’s power for advocacy and their desire for social change to creatively engage communities. Working with local activists and leaders will enable us to build continuity and sustainability into the programme, as they will carry their knowledge and commitment to addressing religious discrimination into their careers.

MURAL aims to achieve:

  • Increased tolerance and understanding of how to promote inclusion by developing a cohort of social activists committed to improving dialogue, mutual respect and valuing different perspectives
  • An empowered network of social activists and key stakeholders, who will be agents of positive change in their communities
  • Promotion of transnational learning on themes, approaches and actions to countering discrimination and promoting inclusion.

MURAL will include partners across six countries delivering:

  • Content development. They will carry out a situation analysis and design a new learning journey that responds to factors that contribute to discrimination and tension within communities in Europe
  • Capacity building. A 12-day action learning programme will include a facilitators’ workshop followed by 180 social actions in local communities
  • International cooperation, learning and knowledge sharing around themes relating to non-discrimination and inclusion policy and practice. Partners will organise six study visits and one networking event
  • Communications and dissemination. Six events will promote results, recommendations and lessons learned.

MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING, RESPECT AND LEARNING PROJECT (MURAL) AND THIS WEBSITE HAVE BEEN FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION’S RIGHTS, EQUALITY AND CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMME (2014-2020). THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE AUTHOR AND CAN IN NO WAY BE TAKEN TO REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION.