EU funded long term project that aims to increase refugee and migrant employment level
About Project Migrantech
What is Migrantech?
„Migrantech“ is an adult learning Erasmus Plus project which aims at combating discrimination against migrants and/or refugees; promoting coexistence between society and migrant and/or refugee communities; undertaking education and training as a key element in promoting social cohesion and integration processes; providing tailor-made e-learning tools and methods for professionals working with migrants and refugees, in order to facilitate their socio-professional inclusion; understanding and identifying the needs for the most relevant knowledge, attitudes and skills sought by enterprises and employers / companies.
What are the targets of Project Migrantech?
MIGRANTECH targets to enable educators and professionals to broaden and adapt their knowledge and develop skills such as collaboration, digital literacy in job search, information management, evaluation of these skills, experimentation and innovation, problem solving and decision making, all of which are stepping stones towards bringing their audiences closer to the labour market. The 4 EU entities from France (AMSED), Belgium (FAMIDO), Portugal (FACTOR SOCIAL) and Turkey (ANATOLIA YOUTH ASSOCIATION), have intended to achieve the project objectives by carrying out a study on policies and good practices in the field of social and professional integration of migrants and refugees, in order to analyse what has already been implemented and how to learn from past experiences.
What does the Project propose?
The project proposes the design and development of an inclusive, interactive and user-friendly platform (digital toolbox, e-learning, etc.) for professionals involved in adult education that will include online training modules for the sociocultural, political and economic integration of migrants/refugees. More specifically, the training programme will help professionals to receive education about the EU (rights, obligations, values, opportunities, skills, digital…) in a way that will facilitate the smooth integration of the migrants and refugees with whom they work into European societies.
What we have done so far?
Within project MIGRANTECH, we conducted our first transnational meeting.Due to the current situation related to Covid-19 and travel difficulties for some partners, we decided to make this meeting online and to continue several of them during the month of November 2020.During the meeting, AMSED made a presentation of the project including description, aims, objectives, activities and results, work methodology, impact and other relevant management issues.At this moment we have created 3 questionnaires that will help us identify the skills, required and sought by employers in recruiting migrants.
Seminar Exchange of Good Practices
MIGRANTECHDAY 1 – It has been a very good start, with intense work, a lot of concentration and very interesting results! On the agenda: key concepts + structure of the e-modules + intercultural evening.
MIGRANTECHDAY 2 – We’ve had amazing and very inspiring interventions to enrich our working sessions. We continue our massive thinking on the creation of the e-modules!
MIGRANTECHDAY 3 – Today, Familles du Monde asbl played one of her games of the #Nepantli project, the one on the mourning of the language!! 😁 Again, it was very intense, provoked a lot of emotions, but most of all awareness on situations we don’t always imagine and on reactions/behavior/thought we didn’t image we have! Afterwards, we linked the situations of the game with coaching competences and digital good practices to enrich our e-platform!
MIGRANTECHDAY 4 – We’re not finished yet! Today, we had the presentation of the platform we are going to use, and we started to define more precisely the e-modules we are going to create! All the intense thinking and sharing we’ve had the last days is starting to produce concrete results!
MIGRANTECHDAY 5 – Everything has an end! Today, we still discussed a bit on the certification for our e-modules, we did a little informatics warm up on how to use the e-platform, and we finished with the evaluation!
Training of E-Tutors (C2)
MIGRANTECHDAY 1 – Today we started our training of e-tutors!!! A springboard for the training and employment of migrants and refugees. Closing the first day with feedback and reflections on the modules.
MIGRANTECHDAY 2 – First two days are over with hard work and having fun! We are continuing with improving the platform for Migrantech. We did some brainstorming on how to improve the platform, how to make it accessible.
MIGRANTECHDAY 3 – We discussed the profile of an e-tutor and reviewing the modules, completing what is missing.
MIGRANTECHDAY 4 – On the 4th day of the E-tutors training, we worked on the guidelines and local trainings to take place in Turkey , Belgium, France and Portugal.
MIGRANTECHDAY 5 – On the final day we visited “Suriyerli Mültecilerle Dayanışma Derneği” to be able to see the refugee and immigrant situation in Izmir. Training of e-tutors ended with certification and a tour of Izmir for the participants.
MIGRANTECH Final Conference
Final conference took place in Izmir, Türkiye
At the conference, the project was disseminated during Erasmus Days event, reached 92 people who learned about the project objectives, process and different steps of it and the results obtained at the end of it. The conference disseminated the project through presentations, questions and answers, the online practice of navigation on the platform, live and recorded testimonials and the comments of the participants. The project has been commented highly useful, comprehensible and user friendly. The 5 languages were agreed to help reach more learners, the interactive method and the framework of the platform were found clear and easy to navigate. Some new future project ideas came out, some new cooperations seem to be in progress among the NGOs present at the conference. The participants had the chance to discover new people from different contexts and countries, discover local music and food during lunch and the presence of the partners contributed to the international aspect of the conference.
Migrantech PlatformA contribution to the social and professional inclusion of refugees
Migrantech aims to provide learning tools and methods for integration and training professionals working with migrants and refugees. It also promotes the level of employability and learning of these groups by developing their key, transversal and digital skills.
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Survey on the key, transversal and digital competences most relevant for the employment of migrants & refugees