On May 28th and 29th IDP joined the 2nd Transnational Virtual Meeting of DIVERSITY, a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission which involves a Consortium of 7 Partners from 6 countries, i.e. Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland and Italy. The meeting, originally planned in Maynooth, IE, has been realised in online mode due to the COVID related restrictions.
DIVERSITY – Including Migrants through Organisational Development and Programme Planning in Adult Education – aims at:
- Accompany the EU Adult Education system in the mentality shift from focusing on migrants as very specific target groups and preparing them for integration into the society
- Raising awareness for migration related diversity, its challenges and its opportunities (referring to cultural and pedagogical but equally to economic aspects) with managers and planners in AE as well as policy makers
- Equipping managers and planners with the skills needed to open AE providers to migrants as a regular target group
At the meeting, Partners drafted different questionnaires for different target groups in order to assess the readiness level of Adult Education providers in intercepting migrants’ needs and requirements based on their linguistic, cultural and social diversities. The questionnaires will be used for interviews and to be filled out by stakeholders themselves.
IDP will greatly contribute to the technical and operational activities of DIVERSITY, carrying out analysis and stock-taking activities of the Italian Adult Education ecosystem pertaining to the project; contributing to structuring modules, developing methodologies for effective teaching and learning, materials and content. In addition, IDP brings into the project its consolidated experience in international project management and reporting. IDP will also collaborate with the Coordinator to ensure smooth implementation and monitoring of the project.
For further information on DIVERSITY and other IDP initiatives:
DIVERSITY Website: https://www.aewb-nds.de/themen/eu-programme/diversity/
IDP Website: https://idpeuropa.com/