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CoMin Europe – Culture of Minorities in Europe

CoMin Europe

The project

Main theme of the partnership was the culture of minorities in Europe. Participating organisations were from England, Spain, Poland, Malta and Germany. Elderly learners (50 plus) and teachers developed an international exhibition, dealing with the life of the following minorities: Traveller in England, Galicians in Spain, the German minority and the Vietnamese immigrants in Poland, African refugees in Malta, Sorbs and Sinti and Roma in Germany.

First of all the life of the minorities in the partner countries was studied with regard to the question “do their conventions and customs still play an active role in their daily live?” The research included study visits and cultural workshops together with representatives of the minorities. Afterwards the results were transformed into exhibition material and a common product was created – a postcard that served as publicity for the project and for the exhibitions. The exhibition was displayed within the framework of five parallel exhibitions in the partner countries from February 2010 until July 2010. A website is now available which shows the posters and impressions of the exhibitions. The exhibition was shown at four different locations in the Region of Stuttgart: in the Kolping Training Centre Stuttgart, in the Cultural Association “Wartesaal Besigheim”, in the Museum for Technics and Art in Schorndorf and in the City Hall Bissingen.

CoMin lived from the strong commitment of older learners. They participated in project meetings in Germany and the partner countries, conducted the research, developed the exhibition material and organized the exhibitions in their community. All in all, the partnership successfully supported over 60 mobilities between the participating countries.

On the website you will find a selection of posters and impressions of the exhibitions.

The partners designed together a postcard - here you can see.

EU Lifelong Learning Programme


Project partners
Paulo Freire Institute, Zejtun, Malta
Blueform Marcin Kozłowski, Jastrzębie Zdrój, Poland
Confederación Española de Centros de Enseñanza (CECE), Madrid, Spain
Witchford Village College, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Kolping Training Institution Registered Association, Kolping Training Centre Stuttgart, Germany (Coordinator)

Contact person

Marius Quade, Head of department Senior Education

EU-Funding Programme
Grundtvig – Learning Partnerships

Sum of Funding
17,000 €

Period of Funding

01.08.2008 - 31.07.2010

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commision cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.