“Promoting refugee & migrant integration through education”

The PROMISE project kicked off in Roscommon on October 30th of 2018, Roscommon Leader partnership held the meeting in their offices in Roscommon and representatives were there from all of the partner countries. This meeting was the perfect way for everyone to get introduced to each other and to begin what will be a productive and effective partnership!

This project focuses on the promotion of integration for migrants and refugees through the use of education. Education an invaluable tool which can be utilised in many ways, it can broaden horizons, open minds and create connects all across the world. The beauty of the Erasmus+ projects is that the knowledge which is used in one country can be transferred, shared and adapted by another country or region to better themselves. This type of peer knowledge exchange and “best practice” sharing is vital to the success, not only this project, but also the wider impact that integration and inclusion should have on society.

Below I have outlined some of the outputs which this project will produce, keep your eyes peeled for more information and see how you can get involved with testing some of the resources which are being created!

Action Plans enable organizations in host communities to better plan their support structures and training activities in coordination with other actors. The Plans will include directories of organizations and services, outline of areas of responsibility, guide impact evaluation activities and create shared learning opportunities.

A Social Inclusion Toolkit which presents best practice from across the EU which educators can replicate or adapt in their own communities. Approaches will be organized thematically – education, labour market, civic participation, daily life – but transversal issues will be highlighted, e.g. gender differences, mental health, host community involvement etc.

Open Educational Resources- for service providers: a set of integrated multimedia resources organized around a our framework which provides adult education providers with the structure, example learning activities and suggested content to deliver comprehensive, effective intercultural training.

Online resources- A multilingual web based platform optimised for tablet and smartphone access that can be used directly by refugees and migrants.

This project will have a lasting impact on education providers, who will have access to high quality training materials and will gain a better understanding of how to include migrants in our society. Refugees and asylum seekers will benefit from gaining knowledge, skills and cultural “know how” which will help them to successfully integrate into their new community. Finally, the impact will be felt by each partner in this project and their wider communities and stakeholders, who will benefit from gaining a wider understanding and knowledge of how we can do our best to integrate migrants into our society.