Welcome to the second newsletter of the project of social inclusion through Self-education and learning for migrants “Educate Yourself” in the framework of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships programme.
This newsletter will give you more information about the first two Intellectual Outputs of the 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.
IO1: Needs analysis
The goal of the first output is acquisition of a transnational vision on migrant’s needs in the field of social inclusion.
The first output will be structured as a research activity, in form of a questionnaire which will be conducted in each partner’s country and will identify and analyse the specific migrant’s needs in the field of social inclusion. As a result, guidelines will be developed, structured as a help book for migrants, providing important information, such as:
– Identification and research in each country in the field of social inclusion for migrants:
challenges, ways / decisions to overcome defined challenges, best practices in the field;
– Local institutions, working in the field of registration of migrants;
– Legislation of the host country
– How to find / rent a house;
– Skills most required in the labour market
– Health needs;
– Where to apply for a job;
– Local culture and traditions;
– Important internet links;
– How to learn the local language, etc.
IO2: Set of tools
Second output is focused on the creation of a set of tools (training and guide material) based on the information collected and the activity developed under the I.O. 1.
The I.O. 2 is divided in 9 categories:
– Governance system;
– Geographic and demographic information;
– Health, labour and education;
– Culture, traditions, diet;
– Immigration policy;
– Services and institutions.
Each project partner will develop his own set of tools (learning framework and learning material) according to their target groups. For the development of the tools, partners will use the answers of the questionnaire and will adapt the material to the needs of the targeted groups, to their local contexts and to the methodologies of intensive training courses (such as suggestopedia…).
The proposed methodology for collecting data is divided in several steps:
1. Form workgroup for data collection and processing
2. Choose amongst organizations, bodies, institutions, NGOs etc. acting in the specific field and form a list
3. Schedule communication with the listed contacts
4. Summarize conclusions – issues raised during discussions – meeting with listed contacts and communicate it to the rest of the partners, especially if a gap in the chosen topics is identified 5. Collect & Process data
6. Identify information gaps and take corrective measures
11/04/2019: Transnational Steering Committee