The training course is provided by the European Education Institute and was developed after extensive research and development of educational material within the framework of the European research and innovation project “Re.Inclusion – Guidelines for the Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers at Work”. funded by the European Commission and the Erasmus + program.
Training is targeted at teachers and professionals working or intending to work with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Graduate students in the relevant disciplines are welcome to participate.
This is a pilot training, at the end of which participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire evaluating the training material.
The training will cover useful technical and basic knowledge that will help educators and professionals to understand and support the process of cultural adaptation and social integration of people from different cultural backgrounds.
As there is limited availability per day, participants can choose to participate in one of the three days of the offered training. Please select the day with the most relevance to your job and interests through the link
Day 1 – 20 October
Definition of culture. Pluralism, Multiculturalism and Interculturalism. Understanding the ambiguity. Understanding cultural standards. Stereotypes and prejudices. Case study: ideas, models, strategies and results. Cultural shock: meaning and symptoms. U & W Curve Model. Odysseus Syndrome: meaning, causes, symptoms and prevention measures. Communication, general aspects. Multicultural communication; Verbal and non-verbal communication. Experiences and active listening: meaning, levels, empathic obstacles. Communication and assurance styles: yes and no.
Day 2 – November 3
The role of the mentor / language teacher. Intercultural competences for teachers. Limits in terms of responsibilities and responsibilities. Networking? The Hofstede Cultural Dimensional Theory. Advisory and legal information. Rights and duties of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the European Union. Legal support and guidance.
Day 3 – 10 November
Counseling. Work and social inclusion: approaches that can be used to interact with foreigners. Mediation: empathy and active listening. How to build trust? Verbal and non-verbal communication. Understanding underlying issues. Enable appropriate conflict management techniques. Monitoring the main outcomes and impacts of guidance. Evaluating the achievement of goals.
- Participants will develop intercultural awareness and understand the concepts of cultural adaptation.
- Participants will be taught communication, evaluation and mediation skills, especially tailored to working with migrants.
- Participants will gain knowledge on teaching approaches and teaching techniques that enhance the labor and social integration of migrants.
Participation is free of charge and monitoring certificates will be issued.
During the breaks refreshments and snacks will be offered