The training course brought together people of diverse origin/social backgrounds. It was an intense learning journey which showed that European cohesion is important, vualuable and in some cases the only option to solve problems. As the project evaluation showed, the people who participated in this course feel more European now, are more tolerant and open minded, improved their social skills, but also their project management competences and much more. They were equipped with the right tools to pass complex knowledge on to other persons in understandable ways.
Note: If you pass by a stoneman somewhere, the person who built it might have been influenced by this project. Go out, build one by yourself and issue a statement for solidarity.
Here you see some examples of stonemen of the participants of this TC:
Explanation of the Stoanmandl method:
Different people are collecting stones from a field of stones. They stack one on top of the other. None of these stones was collected with the intention to fit to another stone. However, with some care there is a way to bring them together – to form a stable Stoanmandl. Imagine those stones would be nations. Diverse and not founded to fit to any other nation. Nevertheless there was also a way to combine these countries. Imagine these countries are like the stones out of a field of stones. No one is special or large enough to attract attention as surrounded by many other stones. However, if you combine them carefully they suddenly get visible and stabilize each other. If they would leave the Stoanmandl, they would be much less noticeable again.
Video summary of the Project: