ITC – Integration Towards Citizenship

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Giovanni Cervioni
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Part One

TNAM Initiative / project description

Title

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ITC – Integration Towards Citizenship

Description

Description

ITC project will design, pilot and promote new training courses for social workers, or similar field workers, able to prese. ITC project will design, pilot and promote new training courses for social workers, or similar field workers, able to present new approaches for the integration of immigrants and refugees having citizenship or a residence permit. Developed with the participation of immigrant communities and organisations, the approach will be an empowerment approach, pointing to networking opportunities, routes to learning & employment and to the core values, rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship. Following the initial development of common concepts and methods, partners will design two training courses, one for social work students and one for the re-training of field work agency workers. Beyond the pilot phase and any necessary adjustments, the end courses expect to be added to the training programmes of all partner agencies. End products will include a presentation of the training methodology, course curricula and related materials, to include examples of best practice. The dissemination strategy, at national and European level, will bring the training methodology and developed training courses to the attention of universities, colleges, professional social work associations, NGO alliances, local authorities and policy makers. Partners consider it probable that the end result will be adopted by the Humanitas association and by a number of University social work schools in Europe that are part of the same active network as the project partners.

Keywords / TAGS
Lifelong learning
Recognition, transparency, certification

Coordinator contact details

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cbe@cbe.be

Coordinator Country

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Italy, Germany, Malta, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Greece

Coordinator Region (NUTS code)

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Partners

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Immigrants

Theme

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  • Access for disadvantaged
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Intercultural learning
  • Social dialogue
  • Sustainability
  • Vocational guidance
  • Others

Target Groups

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  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Trainers
  • Non teaching administrative staff
  • Members of students/teachers councils
  • Other

Type

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Sector

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  • Others

Educational sector

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  • Organizations working migrants/minorities

Year

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additional info if needed

Language

Your Project language (ISO 639-2)
eng
Languages you will look for
eng

Part Two

TNAM results

1. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Promotion of young Immigrants – Design and Development of new educational concepts for the Net-Gener
Hyperlink
    http://www.go4job.eu
Comments/Description
    The transition from school to work is an important step in the career of young people. In many European countries an increasing number of young people – especially with immigrant background – experience difficulties at this stage of their personal development.
    The goal of the project “Go4Job” was to change the described situation. For that reason educational and training institutions from Europe collaborated in order to develop an internet based platform "Go4jJob" on occupational orientation and choice – which offers an alternative support concerning the transition from school to work for young people – based on digital information and qualification modules (IQ-Modules) and virtual communication types as podcast, blogs or wikis. The intention of the project was to bring two groups into a fruitful interaction concerning vocational orientation and choice. One group was the target group of the project, that is, pupils leaving school and looking for occupational perspectives. The other group consists of young people who have a comparable ethnic background as the target group and who have already passed the vocational choice process successfully.
    Virtual communication tools served as a link with the aim that the group with the occupationally successful young people gave advice based on their own experiences.
    In addition to this fruitful digital interaction other pedagogic IT-modules have been developed, tested und implemented.

2. LLP project or related resource

Title
    European Entrepreneurs: Immigrants into Entrepreneurship
Hyperlink
    http://www.eu-imminent.com/
Comments/Description
    Immigrants form an increasing part of the population of European countries, and skills
    training, especially in dynamic areas such as entrepreneurship was essential, if immigrants are to fulfil their potential as individuals and as contributors to economic growth and social stability. However, immigrants are less likely to take up training than other groups.
    Similarly, business training organizations are often poorly equipped to train immigrants.
    European Entrepreneurs (EUE) aims to redress this imbalance by effectively identifying
    and training immigrants as entrepreneurs, by providing tailoring learning support
    via a multi-lingual web-site to Immigrants who may be considering setting up their
    own business. EU Imminent was an interactive business start up guide for Immigrant Entrepreneurs. www.eu-imminent.com is an innovative and accessible web based training resource specificially designed for immigrant entrepreneurs looking to set up their own business. The project was launched in October 2008 and had been in development for a total of two years, during
    which time the team devised and compiled an online training programme and exercises for
    potential entrepreneurs. Drawing on materials developed previously by previous EUfunded
    programmes (EMERGE and Entre-Pass), this project addressed the particular
    needs of migrants in getting a new business off the ground. It directly complemented
    face-to-face classroom training packages, providing additional support in compiling
    business plans, networking strategies and other skills.
    The project partnership drawe together organisations from the voluntary sector, social
    economy agencies and national enterprise institutions from the five EU project countries.
    Launched in October 2008, the project partners collectively completed a training needs
    analysis among migrant communities in the participating countries through focus groups
    and questionnaires. The data collected through needs analysis questionnaires in the partner countries, was the basis for which the www.eu-imminent.com site and training modules were formed. Needs varied depending on
    participating countries, but overall the main areas where a need for targeted support was indicated include accessing business finance, preparation of effective business plans,
    sales and marketing techniques for new businesses and business networking. EU-Imminent as a partnership offered expertise in both business and immigrant issues. Together the partnership offered a broad skills base with a multi-disciplinary team helping bring this innovative resource to life. The course was free of charge and available in four languages (English, German, Polsh and Romanian). It Comprised five modules together with a wealth of support materials such as videos, podcasts, web-links and networks which supported immigrants. There was no need to register, therefore immigrant could simply visit the site to start his/her journey in setting up a business.

3. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Improved Future; Vocational Guidance for an Improved Future for Immigrants
Hyperlink
    http://www.improvedfuture.se
Comments/Description
    With the enlargement of the European Union and the general global situation, people immigrate to other countries for various reasons. Being an immigrant in a new country brings on certain demands in order to adapt such as learning the new language, culture and society in order to become fully integrated and independent. One of the most powerful ways to independence is employment(1), but for immigrants this is a much harder. It is established that immigrants in Europe has a much lower participation rate in the labour force in comparison to the natives of the land they reside in(2,3). The specific aim of the proposed project is to assist/train individuals involved in the guidance and counseling sector and educational sector to increase their knowledge and understanding of the barriers that encumbers immigrants and promote social dialogue in order to facilitate better support to immigrants. This will be achieved by; a) to use interchange and co-operation between education and training providers in a range of European countries in order to produce high-quality and transferable materials and methods of giving vocational guidance. b) to support individuals to gain and use knowledge and skills in the guidance field and consequently promote Life Long Learning. c) facilitation of an innovative training approach that includes European collaboration in order to improve the situation of immigrants that clearly are discriminated directly or indirectly. The specific aim of the proposed project is to assist individuals involved in the guidance and counseling sector and educational sector to increase their knowledge and understanding of the barriers that encumbers immigrants and promote social dialogue in order to promote employment and/or training for immigrants.
    -Collect information and identify existing barriers about immigrants in respectively partners’ country and the guidance and counseling sector what their thoughts about these barriers and what measurements could be implicated to prevent the exclusion.
    -Establish strategic advisory committee that will provide feedback and viewpoints during the projects work packages. The strategic advisory committee will also be an important part in the valorization strategy.
    -Develop a course and material to address and understand the question of immigration more effectively and adequately.
    -The partners will then implement the developed methodological approaches in training seminars for individuals in the guidance and counselling sector and educational sector. The project will meet the Lisbon goals of: contributing to the creation of Europe as an advanced knowledge society by training people who work with immigrants to be able to help the latter to increase and gain recognition for the skills that they can use for the benefit of the European economy as well as for improvements in their own lives through greater employability; combating social exclusion through developing materials that will improve the quality and quantity of guidance available to immigrants. In addition: a) to use interchange and co-operation between education and training providers in a range of European countries in order to produce high-quality and transferable materials and methods of giving vocational guidance. b) to support individuals to gain and use knowledge and skills in the guidance field and consequently promote LLL. c) facilitation of an innovative training approach then includes European collaboration in order to improve the situation of immigrants that clearly are discriminated directly or indirectly.

4. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Counselling Immigrants in Vocational Education and Training (CIVET)
Hyperlink
    http://civet-project.tk
Comments/Description
    An intercultural training model, a guidebook and support material in each language of the
    project were created to facilitate vocational teachers’/trainers’ and workplace instructors’ work
    in work-based learning situations with migrant learners. In the long run vocational
    teachers’/trainers’ and workplace instructors’ counselling skills will improve and the migrant
    learners will achieve vocational qualification in a shorter time. As the population ages over the upcoming years, the supply of labour will decrease. The need
    of qualified work power is anticipated. Meanwhile, the number of migrants in European
    countries is increasing. Migrants with a vocational qualification and adequate language skills
    are needed in the labour market. The key idea of this Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of
    Innovation project CIVET – Counselling Immigrants in Vocational Education and Training is to
    make the immigrant learners’ path to working life smoother and shorter.
    CIVET aimed to affect work-based learning and improve vocational teachers’ / trainers’ and
    workplace instructors’ knowhow concerning interaction with immigrants. They learned about
    different cultures, intercultural interaction and simplified language in workshops. According to
    the feedback they have now more courage and less prejudice in counselling situations and
    are able to pay attention to challenges caused by cultural diversity. They know how to use
    simplified language which facilitated communication with migrant lerners.In the long run, the
    suspension of studies in vocational education due to language difficulties will decrease and
    the time used for completing a vocational qualification will shorten.

Part Three

CB4LLP Action Plan

Useful ideas

The Integration Citizenship project will design, pilot and promote new training courses for social workers, or similar field workers, able to present new approaches for the integration of immigrants and refugees having citizenship or a residence permit. Developed with the participation of immigrant communities and organisations, the approach will be an empowerment approach, pointing to networking opportunities, routes to learning & employment and to the core values, rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship.

Stakeholders

Immigrants

Partnerships

Other

Solutions

General

Particular

Internal

On line meeting
mailing list
On line platform

External

Public Conferences
Website

Educational Sector

website
modules
material for open learning
description of new occupation profiles

Non educational

Audio – and Video-Podcasts

Equipment

Systems for quality monitoring

Ongoing assistance and support, monitoring and external audits:
– Intermediate audits: Mid-term performance checks and final project report.
– Assistance to Agency’s activities: Assistance to the activities for the provision of information services and end-user training.

Systems to document taken actions

– System for the collection / selection / organisation of continuative information: Operational support for the design and implementation of a continuous system of collection, selection and organization of information necessary.

Part Four

CB4LLP Impact analysis

Useful ideas


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