1 day.
  • AM- Welcome ceremony, introduction of programme. Tree of Expectations, House rules, getting into team.
  • PM- British Education System introduction.

    2 day.
  • AM- Diversity in changing world: forced migrants, labour migrants and other categories.
  • PM- Analytical session: Local migrant population.

    3 day.
  • AM- Barriers to inclusion that migrant children may face.
  • PM- Challenges for local authority and schools when dealing with migrants families.

    4 day.
  • AM- Study visit to local primary school.
  • PM- Successful approaches to increasing engagement.

    5 day.
  • AM- Study visit to local secondary school.
  • PM- Successful approaches to increasing engagement.

    6 day.
  • Day off

    7 day.
  • AM- Critical relationship between educational establishments and NGOs in supporting children from migrant background.
  • PM- Explore examples of how equal opportunities policies can work in practice (UK experience).

    8 day.
  • AM- Impact of prejudice and discrimination on development of young children
  • PM- Development of techniques in anti-discriminatory practice

    9 day.
  • AM- Capacity Building: Analytical session. Development of strategic approach.
  • PM- Simulation activity ‘Factory of Ideas’

    10 day.
  • AM-Evaluation and feedback session. Official closing ceremony
  • PM- Free time

    This training course aims:

  • - to increase the competences and skills of adult education staff, linked to their professional profile and a need of education establishments to address issues associated with European migration

  • to increase awareness and understanding of practices, policies and systems in education with a view of supporting migrants workers and their families.

  • promote greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity in adult education

  • increase ability to address the needs of the disadvantaged people;

  • improve participants’ confidence in developing appropriate approach and strategy to provide targeted educational support for those from migrant background

  • increase capacity and international dimension of organisations active in adult education field

  • allow teachers to meet colleagues of different nationalities within the EU, discuss their background and cultural differences, share ideas on official and unofficial programmes supporting integration of migrant and minority pupils, and build a network of FL teachers for future cooperation

  • In long term rum, the course aims to help adult education settings create and sustain a welcoming and inclusive environment for pupils and parents from all backgrounds and ensure equal access for all

    Assisting Migrants and Communities

      Amber Initiatives, an expert in migration related issues, offers a training course in Plymouth, UK.
      This 10 days course is ideal for those working in adult education and would like to gain greater competences in migration related subject.
      The course aims to describe and analyse the main characteristics of different categories of migrants, with a special focus on background and development aspects. The course takes into account forced migration and labour migration as well as additional resources a supporting organisation should have and the benefits of partnership working between stakeholders working in different fields.
      Through a combination of methodology sessions, case studies, practical activities in the field, you will examine the critical role of adult education centres to help migrants in their process of settlement.
      Participants will get an insight into a range of issues affecting migrant families and explore ways to address the multitude of barriers they may face.
      This course uses a wide variety of communicative activities to develop language competence as well as introducing practical and creative ideas to provide assistance which is the most needed. Please note that this course is offered on various dates throughout the year.
      It is also possible to join this course for one week only. Minimum number of participants in the group is 10.
    • - Different categories of migrants: forced migrants, labour migrants and other categories
    • - Barriers to inclusion that migrants may face
    • - Challenges for local authority and education establishments when dealing with migrants families
    • - Successful approaches to increasing engagement
    • - Critical relationship between educational establishments and NGOs in supporting those from migrant background
    • - Visits to local schools
    • - Practical activities in the field related to the participants’ setting: analyse of education institution’s capacity and target group, barriers and ways to overcome them. Development of strategic approach.
    • Learning outcomes:

    • Improved competences, linked to the participants’ professional profiles:
    • - Increased English language skills
    • - Increased knowledge of migration related issues
    • - Increased analytical skills
    • - Increased knowledge of different ways how to meet the needs of children from migrant background
    • - Increased creativity and motivation
    • Broader understanding of practices, policies and systems:
    • - Increased awareness of European Equality Regulations
    • - Increased awareness of UK Education system and methods used in UK schools to meet needs of the disadvantaged students

    • Better quality of the work through
    • - increased knowledge of new methods and approaches
    • - greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe and local area
    • - increased motivation and creativity in daily work

    • Methods used:
      Combination of methodology sessions, case studies, practical activities in the field and visits to local schools.

      How to Apply?


      Mobility project for adult education staff under Key Action 1 (staff training) follow the link here: Opportunities for staff
      Who can take part?
      Staff engaged in adult education activities, including support staff, managers and guidance staff as well as teachers and trainers
      Eligible countries:
      All EU countries and former Yugoslav, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Turkey and Iceland.
      When & Howto apply:
      Applicants (any organisation working in adult education field) have to submit their grant application by
      2 February at 12:00 (midday Brussels time).

      To be confirmed (Flexible)