Newsletter 3: The Platform of Educate Yourself

The online platform is a web-based informational portal with uploaded materials for training courses, where all interested people can register and have access to the developed set of trainings and materials, to help migrants for the process of social inclusion, gaining new skills and knowledge.
There are several types of training materials created (based on the country of origin of the participant).
The online learning platform provides the users the following information:
1. Language training, available for Bulgarian, Spanish, Greek and French languages.
2. Cultural support training – how to adapt to the local environment.
3. How to start a business – start-up business pack: how to generate and develop a business idea, how to register, start and run a company.
4. Possibilities of requalification trainings.
5. Important historical and geographical information for the region.
6. Ways and instruments to find a job on the local market.
7. Local legislation.
8. Health care services.
9. Several useful guidelines and manuals or documents related to all interested parties (psychological support, mediation activities, and different good practices)
You can access the Platform here:
www.platform.integritybg.com

Newsletter 2: IO1 and IO2 of Educate Yourself Project

The project’s aims are to outline migrant’s needs in the field of social inclusion; to create a set of tools, training and guidance materials, which will support migrants in process of social, cultural, linguistic and economic inclusion; and to create an innovative on-line platform, which will consist of helpful and useful information and materials, which each migrant may use, in the process of incorporation to the local environment.
In order to do so, the Belgian, Bulgarian, Greek and Spanish partners of the project must collect various practices and information in the field of supporting migrants. These practices will then be studied, in order to obtain a transnational view on how to better support and help migrants to settle down and to increase their skills and knowledge, in order to be active to the labor market and to be included to the social and economic life. All of the information gathered will be summarized in a help book, with different topics, based on the migrant’s needs. Also this will be used as a basis for creation and development of set of tools – set of training and guidance materials, willing to help migrants in their cultural, linguistic, economic and social preparation in the process of settle down to the new country.
All of this represents the Intellectual Outputs of the project.

Newsletter 1: Overview of Educate Yourself Project

Migrants actively contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of European societies. Their successful integration into society in the host country is the key to maximizing the opportunities of legal migration and making the most of the contributions that immigration can make to EU development.
To resolve the above mentioned challenges, following measures were proposed:
· The Action Plan on the integration of third-country nationals
– Integration in the labour market
· EU work and activities on integration
According to the above mentioned challenges, project proposal aims to achieve cooperation between organizations of the involved countries in order to answer the needs to support the migrants in the process of their inclusion to the EU and to provide them needed information, trainings and knowledge, necessary to integrate these people into European economy and social life.
Project’s main objective will be reached through implementation of analytical study, which will outline migrant’s needs in the field of social inclusion; creation of set of tools, training and guidance materials, which will support migrants in process of social, cultural, linguistic and economic inclusion and creation of innovative on-line platform, which will consist of helpful and useful information and materials, which each migrant can use, in the process of incorporation to the local environment.