Project Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

PROGRAMME: IntegrateME: The development of a VET Open Educational Resource on Cultural Literacy towards the integration of immigrants and refugees in the EU
PROJECT NUMBER: 2019-1-UK01-KA202-062109
DURATION: 01-10-2019 to 30-10-2021
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PROGRAMME: IntegrateME: The development of a VET Open Educational Resource on Cultural Literacy towards the integration of immigrants and refugees in the EU
PROJECT NUMBER: 2019-1-UK01-KA202-062109

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Description

IntegrateME! project is focused on the role of VET Trainers/Teachers/Mentors in the promotion of Cultural Literacy of immigrants and refugees towards their smooth integration in the EU diverse society. Becoming culturally literate, immigrants and refugees will acquire the knowledge and skills to understand and participate in a given culture and be smoothly integrated in the society of EU, personally and professionally.
Knowledge of diverse cultures, respect of beliefs and recognition of identities, through an intercultural approach, are decisive components that encourage the integration of immigrants and refugees in European societies. Being culturally literate, could improve their everyday personal and professional reality in their “new” socio-cultural environment, in which they will collectively work for the economic growth and social welfare of Europe.

At the same time, ICT innovation is reshaping every aspect of our life (professional, social, educational, personal, etc), and so far has shown a great potential in affecting and improving it. In this sense, one aspect of our lives that is greatly affected is the development of virtual learning environments, which are considered to have a high degree of interactivity and complexity, not only due to the need of specialized and appropriate ICT learning environments but also due to the need of innovative didactic methods and learning material in order to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of ICT available resources, as the educational activities must be comprehensive, aiming to meet the needs of tomorrow.

Objectives – Target Groups

1. To design innovative training contents and methodologies for VET Trainers/Teachers/Mentors on Cultural Literacy embracing effective use of ICTs
2. To increase the professional development (knowledge, skills, competences) of VET trainers to effectively support immigrants and refugees in integrating themselves, through Cultural Literacy, in their “new” home,
3. Enhance pedagogical competences and skills development for effectively teaching issues related to Cultural Literacy
4. Build a creative, motivating and positive learning environment.

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Duration

  • Start Date: 1/10/2019

  • End Date: 30/9/2021

Coordinator

  • Sirius Training CIC – United Kingdom

Partners

  • EURO-NET – Italy

  • WYZSZA SZKOLA BIZNESU I NAUK O ZDROWIU – Poland

  • Balkanska Agenciya za Ustoychivo Razvitie- Bulgaria

  • STANDO LTD – Cyprus

  • E-School Educational Group – Greece

Project Updates

1st LTTA of IntegrateMe project (3rd Day)

July 1st, 2021|

The third and final day of the LTTA for project IntegrateME took place today, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. All partners were in attendance. The day began with a presentation by the project's Cypriot partner, [...]

1st LTTA of IntegrateMe project (2nd Day)

June 29th, 2021|

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 the second day of the LTTA activity for project IntegrateME took place, with all partners in attendance. The day began with a presentation from the project's Bulgarian partners in [...]

1st LTTA of IntegrateMe project

June 28th, 2021|

Today, Monday, 28th of June 2021, the Project IntegrateMe partners held the first day of the project's training session (LTTA).The LTTA is taking place over three days, online via Zoom Meetings, and is hosted [...]