The 3rd Transnational Meeting of SUMIGRE


Our partner, Business Development Friesland(BDF) hosted the 3rd transnational meeting of the project in the city of Leeuwarden on the 12th-13th of July 2018.

The primary aims of the meeting were the overview of the project development, the activities implemented so far and the results – mainly the completed Migration Report which is downloadable from this website-and setting up the schedule for the next activities and tasks. The translated good practices from the partner countries are also accessible on this website.

BDF shared the results of the evaluation of the two previous transnational meetings with the partners, the participants also shared information about their ongoing and upcoming dissemination activities which includes a thematic workshop by the end of the 1st project year.

The better part of the meeting was dedicated to the 2nd intellectual output of the project: Training curriculum for migrant-related educators who are the main target group of the project. We discussed the structure and the contents of the curriculum& the layout and clarified each partner organisation’s individual task.

The two guest migrant educators, who are responsible for providing integration programmes , gave general information about the situation of migrants in the Netherlands and Dutch language education for non-Dutch migrants in the country. They also mentioned the common challenges they have to deal with in their work which led us to reflecting on our own experiences !

SUMIGRE partners were in Prague

We held the 2nd transnational meeting of SUMIGRE in Prague on 16-17 April 2018.Our Czech partner, Schola Empirica hosted the meeting which focused mainly on the finalised draft of the 1st intellectual output of the project: Migration Report. It will be accessible on the project website by the end of June, 2018.
We presented our national good practice examples of a)provision of training opportunities for migrant-related educators in the partner countries and of b)cross-sectoral collaboration in migrant-related issues. These will be annexed to the Report and translated into the partner languages.
The visits to the two migrant-related organisations, which were quite inspiring, gave us an insight into how they go about their work and what kind of services they provide for migrants.
Last but not the least at all, the meeting enabled us to exchange experience and knowledge, share views and monitor how the project has been proceeding.

Project SUMIGRE kicked off  on 18-19 January 2018 in Izmit, Turkey


The meeting focused mainly on the aims, objectives, project financing, project management& monitoring tools, the outputs, planned activities and the expected outcomes to understand the project background, understand the criteria which will ensure our success and  understand our tasks and responsibilities and agree on certain issues.

There were  extensive  discussions about the 1st intellectual output, the Migration Report which will contain information about not only the situation of migrants in the partner countries but also the training opportunities provided for educators working with migrants. The Migration Report is expected to be finalised and published on the website in June, 2018.

After the meeting concluded, we paid a visit to the “Al Shami Kitchen”, a cooking and bakery facility provided for Syrian refugee women by Izmit Municipality, and tasted the  traditional Syrian food which they cook and sell to contribute to their family income. The walk through the Izmit Historical Corridor and other sightseeing spots was the final activity of the 2-day meeting.

We will meet again in April,2018 in  Prague where we will be taking a look at  the draft of the Migration Report which is, by the way, to be OER and downloadable from the website.

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