Europe has been the destination of an unprecedented number of forcibly displaced people in recent years due to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq . Currently ,Turkey has been hosting the largest number of refugees in the world, with over 3 million refugees. The massive influx of forcibly displaced persons have brought about many challenges , sometimes overwhelming the emergency handling capacities of the host countries.
Making the commitment to serve migrants in the field of education affects every dimension of the field, organization, coordination, outreach, curriculum, environment, effective communication and and community collaboration. The key factor is educators who can understand, respect, and work successfully with migrants. Educators who are well equipped to build connections, earn trust and ensure a non-discriminative learning environment will contribute enormously to the overall integration efforts. With this consideration on mind, the project targets educators and trainers who work with migrants on a day-to-day basis.
About the project
Supporting Professional Development of Migrant-related Educators (SUMIGRE) is an Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership project in the field of adult education. The programme promotes cooperation for development of innovation and the exchange of good practices at European level. It aims at bringing positive and long-lasting effects on participating organisations and the educational system at local, regional, national and EU level.
The Consortium involves 7 partner organisations from 6 different countries, Turkey, Bulgaria,Hungary, Czech Republic, Netherlands and the UK.
The duration of the project is 2 years.
The project aims to:
– support the professional development of migrant-related educators,
-empower more NGOs to initiate actions aiming at producing solutions,
-raise public awareness of the migrant issue and gain their support,
-to build a network of NGOs, adult education providers, public authorities and policy makers to raise their awareness of the project theme and secure their commitment and increase cross sectoral collaboration.
In order to achieve these aims, in addition to the awareness-raising events and effective dissemination activities, the project will generate two intellectual outputs and implement an online training course for the target group. !