About the Project

The risk of social exclusion among migrants is currently worryingly high

Polls conducted in ’20 in 25 countries found that anti-immigrant sentiment increased compared to ’19 due to COVID-related insecurities and fears. The damage that the pandemic has wrought on integration policy measures is evident.

Germany reports significantly fewer people starting an integration course in 2020 than in the previous year. The number of new entrants has dropped by nearly 40%, and recent research by the German Federal Office f. Migration & Refugees (BAMF) in 2021 reflects that contact with citizens has decreased among refugees due to the pandemic.

As a result, there has been a deterioration in the migrants’ language skills and a regression in the integration process.

This project addresses the urgent need to create alternative learning paths that consider the emotional dimension of male and female students. Furthermore, the implementation of innovative pedagogical strategies involves not only pedagogical backgrounds, but also specific experience in the sector, investment of time for development and pilot teaching phases.

Research by the European Commission (’19) and the large study by Stathopoulou on trainers of people with migrant backgrounds in Europe report that there is a lack of materials specially designed to meet the needs of people with migrant backgrounds and that teachers are generally not trained to deal with the specific needs of people with a migrant background. 

This project aims to offer people with a migrant background at risk of social exclusion to participate in language courses supported by a pedagogical curriculum that considers the sociological learning needs of people with a migrant background and create the necessary skills updating opportunities for trainers to implement the programs within the project and for future projects.

During the last years the risk of social exclusion among people with migration background has grown, due to the increased insecurities and fears caused by the COVID pandemic.

The inclusion policy was damaged, in several countries the numbers of refugees participating in inclusion courses has decreased and their language skills were highly weakened.

The project’s aim is to offer people with migration background at risk of social exclusion the opportunity to participate in informal pilot language courses supported by a pedagogical curriculum that deals with people with migration background’s needs and creates the upskilling opportunities for trainers to implement the programs.

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All the products and actions of the project will be specially designed to provide new and innovative strategies aimed at:

promoting the social inclusion of people with a migrant background using innovative tools

to raise young people's awareness and action on the importance of intercultural learning and activities

improve the skills of people working in the field of education for people with a migrant background

propose additional learning opportunities for people with a migrant background

These objectives will be pursued through the development of these resources:

Digital Manual

for people with migration background language trainers in 8 languages including theoretical background, experts and people with migration background trainers’ consideration

Ready to use language prototype courses

for people with migration background in 8 languages and digital

The interactive learning space

for language trainers and people with migration background

Digital map

with 350 localizations

Methodological guide

on the relevance of the socio & psychological emotional aspects of the participants for the learning process, the positive experiential teaching approach and the advantages of the (digital) storytelling activities for its implementation