Diversity Erasmus Project

General information for the Diversity Erasmus Project

Diversity Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am
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Project Title

Diversity

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2018

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy; Migrants’ issues

Project Summary

Context
In today’s European context, one of the priorities for a prosperous, tolerant and inclusive society is to ensure that newcomers have the opportunity to learn, work and contribute in Member States according to their skills and ambitions. The integration of this public is becoming more and more of a priority in order to reduce social tensions and face the rise of Euroscepticism and xenophobic and populist political parties.
Thus, the entire community must take their needs into account and recognize that third-country nationals are very likely to become long-term members of the host society. The effectiveness of the various integration programs is jeopardized by the lack of adequate training on the definitions of diversity and interculturality for the professionals in charge of these programs. Since the wave of new refugee arrivals in recent years, the state of emergency has seen the birth of thousands of reception, orientation and training centers where professionals, often coming from different educational backgrounds and sometimes without previous experience, lack the skills and tools necessary to work effectively with this public.

Objectives
To develop an integrated, innovative approach in favour of social inclusion, diversity and European citizenship.
Promote social, civic and intercultural competences related to inclusion, the fight against discrimination and active European citizenship.
Co-construction and co-participation of audiences and beneficiaries to foster the development of empowerment and autonomy

Target groups:
1. Professionals who work in integration programs for newcomers and adults following a training course to work in direct contact with newcomers.
2. Adult foreign learners who have experienced mobility: First-time arrivals / new comers
About a dozen per country among the 2 groups were involved in the transnational trainings or local laboratories.

Results
– a training course in 4 modules, with theory, group activities, individual activities, self-reflection activities, available in English and a short version in French, Italian, Dutch, Greek and Polish
– an open and freely accessible e-learning that includes the 4 modules, available in 7 languages: English, French, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Polish and Arabic
– a methodological guide for navigating the e-learning platform and a roadmap for the sustainability of the project results, available in 6 languages: English, French, Italian, Dutch, Greek and Polish.
– a feasibility guide on methods for validating and recognizing the skills of newcomers and their impact on beneficiaries, in English, and a short version in French, Italian, Dutch, Greek and Polish.
– an awareness campaign in 6 mini videos
– 3 newsletters
– 2 brochures
– internal project management results, such as financial reports, dissemination, evaluation, etc.

Activities put in place to achieve these results
– 2 transnational trainings on training contents and on methods of validation and recognition of newcomers’ competences and their impacts.
– 5 TPM (one was an online meeting COVID19 restrictions)
– 5 final dissemination events (impacted covid-19)
– local laboratories in each country for each production involving both professionals and newcomers. The involvement of the beneficiaries in the conception and realization of the training supports their critical sense and participates in their empowerment and in the exercise of a better lived European citizenship.

Impacts
This project has enabled:
-To renew the considerations on newcomers and particularly with regard to living together, intercultural dialogue, diversity, languages and Europe (through our diversity awareness campaign which aims to give them a voice through their direct involvement, the creation of a series of videos which is a collection of their testimonies).
– To increase partners’ skills and knowledge in the areas of ICT and OER (open education resource).
– Increase the skills and knowledge of professionals working in direct contact with newcomers.
– Raise awareness among professionals about European programs related to education and training, and the contribution of a European project context for newcomers.
– To identify the social, civic and intercultural skills of newcomers and to value these skills thanks to European methods of recognition and validation of competences.
– Valuing migrants’, newcomers’ and refugees’ pathways and skills acquisition
-Developing the feeling of being a citizen of the European Union
– Boosting empowerment

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 194465 Eur

Project Coordinator

EUROCIRCLE ASSOCIATION & Country: FR

Project Partners

  • M.M.C MANAGEMENT CENTER LIMITED
  • CESIE
  • INTERNATIONAL DEBATE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
  • DANMAR COMPUTERS SP ZOO