Multidimensional training of adult volunteers to foster migrants’ integration
The Guide for trainers is aimed at trainers and tutors in adult education who wish to support volunteers to assist migrant and refugee integration. It was developed within the framework of the project – Multidimensional training of adult volunteers to foster migrants’ integration (MAV) – with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.
One essential goal of the project is to design a learning tool kit for trainers to self-train and qualify volunteers. To determine the nature of the guide, each project partner selected experts who work in migrant services to survey. Overall, ninety-two professionals were surveyed; the data, together with established best-practices in partners’ countries, were collected and analysed to assess the importance of each topic that should be in the Guide.
The specific groups of migrants identified that could be trained as volunteers are migrant women, first generation migrants with language skills and second-generation migrants. The training course will use the principles and methods of Non-Formal Learning and will focus on motivational strategies. Trainers will guarantee that the project is not aimed at promoting volunteering as a form of unpaid work, but as a means of active citizenship.
The MAV project aims to deliver improved migrant integration through the provision of know-how, social skills, education and language improvements, which, by virtue of the volunteers’ “multiplier effect”, will boost the sustainability of the project once it has ended, thereby becoming a beacon for other integration projects.
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