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.