On 29th April, the partners of InterCult held the Final Conference of the project online.
On this occasion, local stakeholders working with Migrants and French policy-makers had the opportunity to exchange about one important topic related to the integration of Migrants in the host community: the support of their socio-professional integration by social actors. This project highlighted the need for an intercultural approach in this process.
As a result of the InterCult project, the partners produced a kit dedicated to social actors, language trainers, and to all entities working aiming at facilitating this process. Understanding the issues related to improving and valuing the skills of trainers that are directly working with Migrants and Refugees is essential to reflect together on the systems, tools, and values to be developed in France and in Europe.
Special thanks to:
Flavien Marcon (SGAE), Corinne Lechevin (DDETS), Nathalie Vigier Eloire (DDETS), Yves Brunner (OFII), Frédérique Pharaboz (DIAIR), Mohsen Pakatchian (ABC Formation) and Inès Mesmar (La Fabrique Nomade) and all the InterCult partners.
Find the integral InterCult conference online on the project’s facebook page: intercult project europe – https://www.facebook.com/InterCultProjectEurope
Date: April 29, 2021
Presentation of the results of the Erasmus+ project ‘InterCult: Intercultural Trainers Kit for Migrants’ Educators”. Partners from 6 countries – Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Italy, the Netherlands and, Spain – developed innovative tools to improve the skills of trainers of migrants and refugees and to promote interculturality, tolerance and diversity.
InterCult project developed:
- Good practices at EU level
- Intercultural trainers kit and methodologies
- Website – Online interactive space
- Training of Trainer program
The aim is to use the results of the project to launch a discussion between stakeholders and policy makers on current issues concerning the integration of migrants.
During this opportunity, the project partners will present the results of the project and different stakeholders will exchange on their perception and their work towards migrant integration.
The Organisations present at this session:
- La Fabrique Nomade, organisation working on the the professional integration of Migrants and Refugees.
- SGAE, General Secretariat for European Affairs
- Diair, Interministerial delegation for the reception and integration of refugees.
- OFII, French Office of Immigration and Integration
- DDETS, Departemental Directorate of Labour, Employment and Solidarity.
- ABC Formation, social actor working with migrants on the field, for language learning
Date: April 29, 2021
Time: 10:00-12:00 CET
Virtual conference via ZOOM
29 April 2021, 10h – 12h CET
|29 April 2021, Thursday
|10:00 – 10:20
||Koffi Hukportie, Director at GSVO 95
Fernando Benavente, President EURORESO
|10:20 – 10:40
Intercultural Trainer Kit for Migrants’ Educators
|Aline Tixier Abomba, Project Manager GSVO 95
Thais Dutra Fernández, Project Officer GSVO 95
|10:40 – 11:50
||Exchange of experience:
Social and professional integration of Migrants and Refugees in France
|La Fabrique Nomade organisation working on the professional integration of Migrants and Refugees
SGAE, General Secretariat for European Affairs
DIAIR, Interministerial delegation for the reception and integration of refugees
OFII, French Office of Immigration and Integration
DDETS, Departmental Directorate of Labour, Employment and Solidarity
ABC Formation, social actor working with migrants on the field, for language learning
Social actors working with migrants on the field
|11:50 – 12:00
||Aline Tixier Abomba, Project Manager GSVO 95
The train the trainer events in Bulgaria were held on 26 November 2020 and 5 February 2021 with a total of 16 participants representing training and migrant organisations, teachers, trainers and researchers. They were introduced to the project activities and outcomes and went through a training with a theoretical and practical sessions using the Intercultural Trainers’ Kit for Migrants. With the help of facilitators the participants tried out some of the teaching techniques included in the Kit followed by a discussion session for providing feedback. They were also provided with copies of the Kit and a set of self-study activities to continue their work at home.
A train the trainer workshop (face to face) of the INTERCULT project, managed by Fernando Benavente (manager of IFESCOOP), took place last 2nd of February 2021 in the premises of the Municipality of Quart de Poblet (Valencia, Spain).
Bartolome Nofuentes, Vicemayor of the Municipality, presented the workshop to the 14 trainers who participated in the event.
All restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic were complied with during the piloting event, in terms of distance and security measures.
On 28-29 January 2021, GSVO59 organised the Train the Trainer event with local partners that work on migrant integration in France. Unfortunately, due to the current situation imposed on us by the Covid-19 pandemic, the event had to be carried out online. However, this did not prevent participants from having enriching and fruitful discussions. During this 16-hours-training, participants were presented to the Intercultural Trainer Kit for Migrant Educators, through the theory, the activities and the interactive space in the website. The training sessions were divided in moments of theory and activities, ensuring a participatory environment. Based on the feedback provided by the professionals, the Kit will be adapted to the French local context.
BFI OÖ organised a 2 part online Train-the-Trainer workshop using MS Teams for trainers and educators working in intercultural contexts on Nov 30 2020 and Jan 18 2021. The workshops focusing on theory and activities presented in the Intercultural Trainer Kit for Migrant Educators were very well received. The feedback from the 20 participants was positive, they all were provided with access to the Intercultural Trainer Kit for Migrant Educators.
Teams Workshop InterCult
Partners discussed the content and design of the main project output – INTERCULTURAL TRAINER’S KIT. Best practices of teaching techniques were presents, as well as summary of results from the need analysis of migrant groups.
The transnational partner meeting of the INTERCULT project was inaugurated by the Vice Mayor and Councillor of the European Projects and Mobility areas of the Municipality of Quart de Poblet, Mr.Bartolomé Nofuentes, who is currently collaborating with the European Commission and the European Parliament in the design of the new Horizon Europe Strategic Plan, a document that will replace the previous Horizon 2020, participating in different meetings and work forums.
There was a big celebration in Valencia, Spain as part of the program of activities due to the International day of cultural diversity on 21st of May 2019.
The main event took place in the “Plaza de la Virgen”, with the performances of 20 migrant organisations.
We had the chance to use the stand of the Intercultural Platform of Spain to disseminate our project.
The InterCult partners held their second meeting on 16-17 April 2019 in Prague, the Czech Republic. During the meeting they presented the collected good practices and discussed successful methods and approaches for work in a multicultural environment from each country. The partners also presented the results from the surveys performed among migrant groups from Somalia, Romania, Syria, Russia, Iraq, Morocco, Sub-Saharian countries, Latin America, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Vietnam. The aim of the surveys was to identify specific needs of migrants from different regions and use their input in the development of the Intercultural Trainers Kit.
The next partner meeting will take place in Valencia, Spain on 30 Sept-1 Oct 2019.
The kick-off project meeting was held on 8-9 November 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria and used for discussing and planning the project activities and the involvement of relevant stakeholders and target groups representatives. The partners agreed on the approach towards collecting good practices which provide successful models for work in a multicultural environment as well as selected 12 migrant communities which to be involved in a survey for identifying the learning needs and specifics of different migrant groups.