CARTOON THE PERJUDIDGES AND STEREOTIPES How to manage conflict using cartoons tool of communication

•This project is financed by Youth Programme of European Community •This document does not necessarily express the official view of the European Commission, their member states or the organizations co-operating with the institutions.

Cartoon the stereotypes and prejudges How to manage conflict using cartoon’s tool of communication
Today , the communication is a real problem. Regarding the large quantity of information, the reception in good condition of the real sense of a message is a problem for people in the modern society. Which message must be selected, which is useful for me, and most important what must to be my reaction linked of this message? The lack of communication, in generally speaking, is the enemy of understanding an the “friend” of conflict. In Europe today to manage the conflict, to fight against intolerance is the main goal of an civil society Intolerance is everywhere and sometime we have the tendency to forget that our intolerance can born intolerance of others The education, and in first row the non-formal education mast to play a n important role in this field. This brochure is the result of training “Cartoon the stereotypes and prejudges- youth and European integration – communication by unconventional methods, cartoons” developed Busteni, Romania, 23-29 July 2004 This project have been financed by European community trough YOUTH programme, cooperation with third countries. Participants in this project: Romania, Germany, Netherlands, Serbia & Montenegro, Macedonia.

What stereotypes and prejudges mean A graphic representation


Graphic representation of community. Each square is equal with other and form together the community

4. The lack of balance can appear everywhere

2. Inside of community appear stereotype, represented by hachured squares

5. The prejudges can appear outside of stereotypes

3. Inside of stereotype appear prejudges represented as a cut square half black colored. The diagonal line represent the lack of balance

The prejudges have the tendency to transform in stereotypes.

Cartoon camp

How to use stereotypes as communicators Traffic signs are models for communicate any idea. Traffic sign game
Resources: paper, pens, markers, Time: 45-70 min Group size: 10-60 Step by step •Ask participants to propose some traffic signs for communicate what is forbidden in real life, in their countries, in communities •Make teams (3-4 members) •Ask participants to draw in “traffic stile way” other signs linked to what must to be able or forbidden In their communities •Each team will present sign (signs) •Discussion

The facilitator will ask the participants to present the importance of traffic sign in daily life and what is happened if are no respected traffic rules. Compare the traffic rules with the rules in society, written or not. What kind of unwritten rules are in each country?

Presentation, reflection and evaluation

Presentation, reflection and evaluation


Broken face
Resources: paper, pens, markers Time: 60-70 mi Participants:10-60 Goals: to input the feeling of diversity, to understand the “other”


Step by step: 1.Each participant have a paper (A4) The facilitator explain that each paper (A4) will be fold in 4 equal horizontal areas like a harmonium. 2.Each participant will draw a hat. 3.After that will pass the paper for next participant and will receive other paper from other participant. 4.In second area will be draw the eyes, 5.In the third area will be draw the mouth



6. In 4th area will draw the chin or the beard and the neck. Reflection and evaluation: discussion regarding different ways to imagine a humane face made from different persons.

Presentation, reflection and evaluation

Presentation, reflection and evaluation

The stereotypes game

The game intent to sow the differences and similarities between cultures of participants, to present the stereotypes and prejudges. Resources: Paper, flipchart, markers, colors Group size: 10-60 Time: 40-70 min Step by step: The facilitator ask participants to draw a hat, typical form their countries. The participants will explain from witch part of the country come this type of hat an a short history about the region.

Reflection and evaluation: the game is useful for sow the diversity and similarities between cultures of the participants. This game alive: the facilitator can propose different variants of this game. For example, participants must to guess from where is the hat, or participants will draw a hat from other country The game is useful as know each other in the beginning of a project in Action 1

The stereotypes and nationality game

The game present what others think about us, or how the people put together a image and the nationality

Resources: flipchart, markers Time:30-60 Participants: up to 10 Step by step: facilitator write on the flipchart all the countries of the participants and ask to suggest an image linked of this country. For example, the Belgians eat potatoes, French people eat baguette, German drink bier, etc The images will be draw on flipchart The game can be extent to others countries non involved in project (Americans have lasso, Russian drink vodka, etc.

Reflection and evaluation: the participants from each country can confirm or not if the image is real, if all the people in a country can be linked from the image: All the Germans drink bier?, etc.

Presentation, reflection and evaluation

Guess how?
Resources: copies with this draws Time: 30 min Step by step: the facilitator give all participant a paper and ask to guess who is the person or with who can be linked Reflection and evaluation: the participants will answer why one or another represent a person or a nationality

HOW You see me, I see you, I see them, I see me…

Serbia and Montenegro relationship

How a Romanian see a Dutch

How a Romanian see a Macedonian

How a Serbian see the relationship between France and Germany

How a Romanian sees a German
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How a Belgian sees a Belgian

How a Belgian sees a German

Change your face!

Change your face game

Resources: paper, markers Time:30-60 min Participants: up to 10 Step by step: In the first step each participant will draw on paper his/her own face. I the second step the facilitator make pears and each participant will draw the face of partner Each participant will use his own portrait and the portrait made from partner to make photos. The result is a exhibition.

Reflection and evaluation: the facilitator will propose to discuss on what means the image of themselves, the image of other, an if the image replace the real face what is happened

Work shop: T-shirts

Work-shop: Using in non-formal ways the object: plates

Thanks to: ANSIT Romania for support Mr. Alexadru Gica, general manager of S.C Carpatours, Busteni Mr. B Chiritoi. Deputy manager of S.C. Carpatours, Busteni.

Special thanks to Jugoslav Vlahovic, Peter Neuwndjik, Oscar Barientos, Dan Silviu Turculet, Doru Bosiok, Frans Mesnik

Printing: SEMNE Printing House, Str. Barbu Delavrancea nr. 24 sect. 1 Bucuresti

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