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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Immigrants

The Council of Europe are inviting everyone to take part in a language challenge around the European Day of Languages! The 51 challenges within the handbook encourage learners to go outside their comfort zone and take advantage of the opportunities to practice or learn more about a language.

The kick-off meeting for City Quiz & Walk project was held at e-Futuro’s premises in Lisbon on Saturday 21st of September 2019.

The partners had a chance to get to know each other and presented their institutions. 

The project was discussed and the partners had a brainstorming session with ideas for the city quiz apps we will be creating during this project. Output one, research on other offline city walks and online city quizzes in the partner’s own languages and countries will be the first step of the project that will be finalized in November 2019.

The second LTT scheduled for the VIRAL project takes place in Italy between the municipalities of Santa Croce sull'Arno and San Miniato. During this Learning Teaching Training session, all the contents and tools necessary to compose the final tool kit will be developed. The central part of this LTT meeting is in any case the technical part that has the aim of making a video in virtual reality: all the partners have learned to use the video camera and make a video and they will bring this know-how to their respective associations and then write and shoot their videos.

VIRAL for local communities is a project co-funded by the European Community under the ERASMUS PLUS program, designed to support individual states to promote Europe's human and social potential and at the same time develop long-term educational programs adopting innovative learning methods. The final purpose is to teach to use virtual reality in educational project to help integration and mutual understanding between migrants and locals.

Work-based basic education (known as TEPPO, an acronym for the Finnish concept) is a new instructional approach adopted by the City of Vantaa, which places great value on workplaces as learning environments. TEPPO has quickly gained popularity also among pupils with an immigrant background and their families. Could the approach be applied in adult education?

16 September 2019
by Euroguidance Finland
(fi)

The HOPE project was created following the dismantling of the ”jungle” in Calais in 2017. It was initiated by Pascale Gérard, Director of the Department of Social Inclusion in AFPA, who leads the program today.  The HOPE project: accommodation and career guidance, combines a first phase of learning French in a professional context with a second phase in the form of a professional training contract.

Kaleidsocope training for migrant women was piloted in 2018-2019 in Finland, France, Italy and the UK. The particiapting women came from almost 30 different countries and more than half of them had a higher educational degree.

The results overall were very positive. In a nutsheel we found out that:

1 – The material was useful and empowering

2 – The material helps women during their first steps towards entrepreneurship and to understand their potential

3 – Women liked to share experiences and discuss

4 – These is a need of such courses in the society

The Free Thinking Programme is a special course designed for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. This is an issue that often goes unnoticed in the UK, where we don't expect such crimes to happen. However, with more and more slavery crimes being reported and over 130,000 people living as modern slaves in the UK, it is clearly a much bigger problem than first anticipated. In response, Northern College has delivered the Free Thinking Programme, enabling students who are survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking to gain an education and enjoy part-time residency in the college while they complete their studies. This forms part one of a two-part blog post.

22 August 2019
by Jane Williamson
(en)

The Free Thinking Programme is a special course designed for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. This is an issue that often goes unnoticed in the UK, where we don't expect such crimes to happen. However, with more and more slavery crimes being reported and over 130,000 people living as modern slaves in the UK, it is clearly a much bigger problem than first anticipated. In response, Northern College has delivered the Free Thinking Programme, enabling students who are survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking to gain an education and enjoy part-time residency in the college while they complete their studies. This forms part one of a two-part blog post. 

21 August 2019
by Jane Williamson
(en)
How can we plan a project that contributes to equal opportunities in adult education? How can we transfer this knowledge? You will learn the conditions of a transfer and you will get practical information to design and implement your transfer activities. The example of Equal Space will show you, what to look for in a transfer.
Friday 17 January 2020 to Saturday 18 January 2020, United Kingdom

ELT Conference 2020

The ELT Conference will take place at Prospero House in London on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 January 2020.  It is ideal for those working in the ELT sector. The conference will provide plenaries, elective sessions, expert speakers and a food and drinks reception. The first day will focus on academic management, the second on classroom practice.

Thursday 17 October 2019, Italy

Words4link "Scritture migranti per l'integrazione" - Convegno europeo di scambio di buone pratiche al MACRO

Il prossimo 17 ottobre  si svolgerà a Roma presso il Macro Asilo il convegno europeo sullo scambio e confronto di buone pratiche all'interno del progetto  Words4link.

 Words4link nasce come progetto il cui come scopo è la valorizzazione della produzione letteraria nota come “scrittura migrante” e la promozione degli autori/rici di origine immigrata. 

Thursday 7 November 2019, Austria

Solidarität lernen (?) Erfahrungen und Perspektiven freiwilligen Engagements im Feld Flucht/Migration

Seit dem Jahr 2015 wurden zahlreiche Bürger*innen in der Unterstützung von Geflüchteten aktiv. Ihre Tätigkeit war und ist essenziell für die Gestaltung eines solidarischen und friedlichen Miteinanders in Graz und der Steiermark. Im Forschungsprojekt „Solidarität lernen (?)“ wurden Erfahrungen, Bedürfnisse, Strategien, sowie Lern- und Bildungsprozesse der Freiwilligen analysiert.

Monday 7 October 2019, Turkey

Workshop on the Languages and Cultures of Syrian Turkmen Immigrants in the Context of Intangible Cultural Heritage "

Gaziantep University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Turkish Language and Literature "Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Context of Syrian Turkmen Immigrants Workshop on the language and culture" will be organized. The evet will take a place in GAUN (Gaziantep University) Mavera Congress and Cultural Hall in the main campus. The workshop will be held in two sessions. In the first session language dialects will be discussed and in the second session intangible cultural heritage will be discussed.

Saturday 5 October 2019 to Saturday 21 November 2020, Czech Republic

Kurz mezinárodní migrace

Co byla a je mezinárodní migrace obyvatelstva? Co byla a je integrace migrantů? Co všechno způsobují a ovlivňují tyto procesy, čím jsou podmíněny – a lze je vůbec regulovat? Na to a mnohé další otázky budou v sérii seminářů o mezinárodní migraci odpovídat přední experti a expertky na migraci z České republiky. Na základě faktů i vlastních zkušeností a s vybranými příklady z Česka i ze světa do hloubky rozebereme šíři a vývoj fenoménu migrace s důrazem na jeho sociokulturní, psychologické, ekonomické, demografické nebo environmentální aspekty.

Monday 14 October 2019 to Friday 18 October 2019, Belgium

International Digital Storytelling training for coaches and trainers

Training Coach Digital Storytelling

We (Maks vzw) are organising a meaty training for new and slightly experienced Digital Storytelling facilitators in Brussels, Belgium in October. The entire workshop is in English so perfect for an international crowd! If you, or anyone you know that might be interested have any questions, feel free to send me a message! (Also, feel free to share the post on our Facebook page ;)

Tuesday 29 October 2019, Germany

Fachtagung "Rolle vorwärts: Rollenzuschreibungen im Migrationskontext"

Die Fachtagung bietet Bildungsakteuren eine inhaltliche und kreative Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema „Rollenzuschreibung im Migrationskontext“. In einem partizipativen Format mit Workshops, Vortrag und Fishbowl beschäftigen sich die Teilnehmenden mit den Themen Geschlechterrollen, Sexualität, Rollenwandel im Migrationsprozess sowie der Rolle als Geflüchtete*r.

The objective of the Intellectual Output 3 of the EUMentorSTEM project was to assist the career progression of migrant women with a STEM background through mentoring and coaching which aims to develop their soft skills and competencies. Therefore, a training programme was organised by all partner countries to meet the specific needs of the target audience. The methodology for this project has been built on Mentoring Circles™, which was developed by Inova Consultancy and has been adapted to EUMentoring in order to suit the needs of migrant women with a background in STEM.

The EUMentorSTEM project recognises the lack of experienced career professionals trained to work with the specific target group of migrant women with a STEM background. Therefore, one of the main aims of the project is to provide a training programme for guidance professionals to support migrant women with a STEM background to develop their skills and competences to succeed in the labour market.

How do you teach numeracy to adult migrants with little formal schooling? All adult participants bring their own histories of mathematics form their cultures and contexts to the classroom. Bilingual assistants may contribute to building bridges between what the participants know from before and what they need to learn in another society.

The Promised Land Erasmus+ project has released the Intercultural Learning with Refugees and Migrants project ebook. The book explores the experience of refugees in Europe and Turkey, considers the role of cultural hubs such as museums and theatres in driving positive attitudes towards migration and provides policy recommendations. The book is free to view online and will be beneficial for anyone working with refugees and migrants.

Often, the concept and activities of Popular Education is considered as "French idea". Nevertheless, some researchers have wrote on it, trying to distinguish what is Non formal education or Adult education in comparison with Popular education.

This dossier shows different experiences from Finland, Italy, UK, Spain, Greece, France,.... The is a concordance of ideas, concepts and activities. Probably, the most important caracteristic is the idea of social transformation.

Zübeyde Ceylan's picture

Halk eğitimleri kurslarının çok kültürlü ve çok dilli bir atmosferde olaması var yerel halk ve mülteci / göçmen topluluğunun entegrasyonunda problemler doğurmaktadır.

Kültürel farklılıklardan çeşitlilik uyumluluk sorunu, iletişim engelleri ve bu engelleri aşma yolları bugün açık alan çok popüler toplumun öncelikli konularından birini arıyorlar.Öğretmenler çok kültürlü sınıf atmosferinde entegrasyon  metot ve tekniklerle problemler yaşıyor bu problemlerin giderilmesinde iyi uygulamalara ihtiyaç duymaktadır.

ELİF YILDIRIM's picture

In Turkey, there is a huge number of immigrants. most of them are children and they have an education right bur they have some problems at schools. We, I and my collegues from school, are working on an ERASMUS K1 project about this topic. 

I'm sure that alot of countries in Europe have immigrant students at various levels and for that reason I want to communicate and get in touch about our project topic. What kind of problems do you have at your schools and what do you try to solve the problems of these children?

Gina Ebner's picture
As part of our May focus, EPALE is organising a written discussion on the role and challenges of migrant education in helping migrants to integrate in their host country, and how adult learning can foster tolerance and cultural understanding. The discussion will take place on this page on 11 June from 10:00 CEST to 16:00 CEST and will be moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinator and EAEA Secretary-General Gina Ebner. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your views and experiences with the EPALE community!
EPALE Moderator's picture
In this thread we’ll be talking about solutions – what are the best ways to support both newly arrived migrant learners and established communities access and complete education programmes? We want to hear your views on the key factors for success, best practice examples and how to replicate this elsewhere.
EPALE Moderator's picture
In this thread we’ll be talking about barriers. What have you found to be the biggest challenges for adult migrants accessing education, and are they different for newly arrived migrants and established migrant communities? We want to hear about what you think the most significant barriers are, from both a learner and an education provider perspective.
EPALE Moderator's picture
In this thread we’ll be talking about delivery – what are your experiences and what have you found to be effective? We want to hear about your views on different types of learning, what you’ve found to be successful and how you’re working to create successful programmes for both newly arrived learners and established migrant communities.