The project MiCREATE – Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe is a 3 year project under the H2020 Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies Programme.
Overall objective of the project is to stimulate social integration of diverse groups of migrant children in European countries by adopting a child-centered approach to migrant integration at the educational and policy level.
Main aims of the projects are:
- Identification of existing migrant children integration measures and programmes at the regional and local level through literature and secondary data analysis.
- Analysis of social and cultural impacts of these integration programmes through case studies in the ten participating project countries; and through qualitative and quantitative child-centered research.
- Development of possibilities for cultural integration approaches and identification of social investment particularly in educational policies and school systems that aim to empower resilient children in an ethnically diverse society
Main ambitions of the projects are:
- Approaching migrant children integration through child-centered perspective
- Using exploratory and participatory research methods
- Translating child-centered interpretation into policy framework
- Developing the framework for child-centered migrant integration policy
Center for intercultural dialogue was invited by DYPALL Network to participate in the project by organizing 4 dissemination activities for teachers and policy-makers.
On the 9th of June we started with the first activity – seminar for teachers that was organized in “Kruzna sala – Komitet” Kumanovo. Participants on the seminar were teachers from local high schools. After the introduction of the participants we continued with introduction of the projects, overall objective and main aims, outcomes of the project and publications. Good practices on managing multicultural education and diversity in schools was presented along with two digital tools: storytelling applications and awareness-raising IC tool.
On the 13th of June we visited our local primary schools partners “Vuk Karadzik” and “Naim Frasheri” and we presented the project and its results to them. The good practices on managing multicultural education and diversity in schools were especially important to them since both of the schools are teaching different nationalities and sharing the same backyard.
On the 14th of June we used to opportunity of our training course with youth wings of political parties and dedicated a special session for the MiCreate project. Two roundtables were organized, one on the situation of migrant children at the EU level, and the second one on the national problems and policy recommendations.
The last activity was workshop for policy-makers on the 20th of June. Participants on the activity were representatives of community centers and civil society organizations. The project was presented with insights on different national policies and policy recommendations around EU.
It was a pleasure for us to be part of this project, and we hope that it will be a successful story for all project partners.