On the 23rd of February 2016 meetings of the Osservatorio di Genere (Gender of Observatory - ODG) with high-schools students of Macerata for the Walls and Integration: images of Europe building (WAI) project will begin.

The meetings are part of the activities that the ODG will realize within the Event 2, Integration: la memoria, i racconti e le immagini in un confronto tra vecchie e nuove generazioni di europei (Integration: memory, tales and images in a comparison between old and new generations of European people).

The students that will participate in these meetings attend the following high-schools: The Liceo Classico “Leopardi” (on the 23rd of February 2016), the ITC “Gentili” (on the 26th of February 2016), the Liceo Scientifico “Galileo Galilei” (on the 8th of March 2016) and the Istituto Agrario “Giuseppe Garibaldi” (on the 8th marzo 2016). The classes engaged are eigth. They will reflect on the keywords that have inspired the project together with the scholars of the ODG.

These keywords are:

WALLS, as real and ideological walls that cause political, cultural and habits divisions;

INTEGRATION, considered as a long way in the direction of an inclusive Europe;

BUILDING, considered as a developing process.

The meetings will also represent the occasion to present the photographic exhibit that will be set up at Macerata in May and in which all the material gathered by the partners of the WAI project will be collected over the following months among Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany and Ireland. Photographs, posters and vignettes, that will part of the exhibition, will be useful to reflect on walls of past and on physical and symbolic walls that are calling into question Europe as we know at the present time, compromising an integration process that is not fully completed. 

On the 12nd of May 2016, lastly, in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit, all the students engaged in the project will attend a lectio magistralis given by Simone Attilio Bellezza, a scholar of the University of Trento. The lecture titled, Un immaginario europeo: l'Ucraina dall'URSS all'Euromajdan, (A European collective consciousness: Ukraine from the USSR to the Euromajdan)                     will take place in the auditorium of the ITC “Gentili” institute of Macerata from 11.00 am to 01.00 pm and is aimed at providing the students with instruments of interpretation to read current events and to comprehend how “peripheral” conflicts could have consequences on the construction process of the European Union.


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"Gentili" Polytechnic High School of Macerata

 "G.Galilei"  Scientific High School of Macerata

"G. Leopardi" liberal arts High School of Macerata

 "G.Garibaldi" for Agricutural Study High School of Macerata