22 Sep THE JOURNEY SO FAR!
The project team successfully held group discussions and remote interviews in 5 Partner countries across Europe
despite the Covid-19 Pandemic.
A SUCCESSFUL FIELD RESEARCH
During the first stage of the project, the 5 different project partners from
Sweden, Romania, Spain, Germany and Austria shared a questionnaire
among the target group which sought to discover which topics are thought
to be important for improving language and culture classes in a way that
will foster social inclusion of migrants and refugees. The result is a discovery
of relevant topics such as humor, stereotypes, taboo language,
communication styles, handling official institutions etc.
Real Friends Support deeper integration.
Understand diverse social and ethnic
backgrounds to avoid stereotypes.
Non Verbal Communication
Clarify non-verbal cues to avoid
International Focus Group Report
All the partners started out by scheduling focus groups discussions with participants to discuss and put into test the findings of the previous research.
Focusing on the seven major topics enumerated as most relevant for the successful integration of migrants and refugees, a set of challenges were mapped out and the participants were therefore tasked to discuss a connection between these challenges and their experiences with the topics enumerated.
The result however shows a common need to build wareness, openness and skills across all stakeholders: immigrants/refugees, teachers and members of the local community. Effective language courses can bridge this gap, Deeper understanding of all topics can certainly open up new opportunities to develop better cultural integration and inclusion.