Non-formal education and e-learning for inclusion (NEELI)

The project was based on previous co-operations and joint planning with the partners through which we identified the problems and needs. Firstly, the participation of youth with migrant background and the difficulty of their motivation and involvement. Secondly, youth workers are often not prepared for working with migrant background youth. Thirdly, it is needed to improve the quality of youth work and the methods based on the active participation of youth, which – in the case of youth with migrant background especially – includes the interculturalization and the innovative approaches of intercultural leaning.

The consortium wished to target these needs by combining peer-to-peer learning and sharing best practices with visiting different countries in order to develop a sustainable outcome.

Concrete aims and objectives of the project:

  1. Capacity building of participating organisations, establishment of a network
  2. Collection and dissemination of good practices. Through international research, the project partners gathered the most relevant and usable good practices in this field.
  3. Well trained experts in the field of youth work (focusing on migrants, refugees). Job shadowing activities (2 youth workers/partner), an international seminar and a pilot training (peer training) were organised. Based on the results of the youth workers mobility and the international seminar, e-learning training materials on integration of migrant young people and intercultural learning were developed.
  4. Promoting non-formal education in youth work
  5. Helping young people with migrant backgrounds
  6. Preparation/training of youth workers currently not dealing with migrants/refugees.

In 2018, the activities were focused on finalizing a collection of good practices and the elaboration of the practice-oriented training and e-learning materials meant to assist youth workers dealing with migrants and refugees. These materials were piloted in a training that the Intercultural Institute organized in Bucharest in June 2018.

In April 2018, the Intercultural Institute organized a youth exchange in Herculane, where the participants had the chance to learn more about intercultural education and human rights education, to experience different methods for working with migrants and refugees and to exchange good practices.

The project was finalized in the fall of 2018.