In 1953, the Volksbund started to organise international youth exchanges and work camps throughout Europe under the motto “Graveside reconciliation – peace education”. The education officers in the regional branches collaborate with schools and higher education establishments and carry out projects in war cemeteries or youth exchange centres both in Germany and internationally. “
Web page: www.volksbund.de
Each participant, young person with less mobility opportunity, social worker or professional from other fields is thought of as an actor in the society in which he / she evolves. By meeting, these people from a wide social mix trigger a process of civic growth, openness, daily commitment.
All of Une Terre Culturelle’s actions have their roots in social and local entrepreneurship. Mobility and encounters as a development tool make it possible to go beyond prejudice and to discover other realities while initiating reflection on the links existing between each of them. By implementing these citizenship education actions, Une Terre Culturelle contributes to understanding the interdependencies between environmental, social, economic and cultural issues in our societies. This step is part of the process of learning otherness and the emergence of a real tool of local and international solidarity.